Solar power and plane crash on Council agenda

Proposals for investing $3.6 million in solar power generation over the next four years will be considered by Redland City Council at its general meeting tomorrow. The meeting commences at 9:30 am in the Council chambers in Bloomfield Street, Cleveland. Members of the public can observe proceedings from the public gallery, except for items which […]

Reactions to sand mining report

State Parliament’s Finance and Administration Committee recently published its report on the Stradboke Island Sand Mining bills, rejecting a Katter Party bill proposing a 2024 end date. The Government Bill which reinstates Labor policy to substantially phase out mining by 2019 was supported by the ALP members of the Committee but rejected by the LNP’s […]

Committee reports on bills to end sand mining

A Queensland parliamentary committee inquiring into the cessation of sand mining on North Stradbroke Island has failed to agree on an appropriate end date. The Government members argue that sand mining should end in 2019 in line with Labor’s pre-election commitments. Non-Government members support a continuation of mining to 2035. The only thing that all […]

Support an end to sand mining in 2019

A 2019 end to sand mining is supported by many residents of North Stradbroke Island. These residents argue that a 2019 end to sand mining, as provided for in a bill drafted by the Queensland Government, will: Restore justice to the traditional owners of North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah), the Quandamooka People Reduce the damage to […]

Redlands photos you liked in 2015

In 2015 many people contributed their photos to Redlands2030. To showcase this talent we present a gallery of 20 photos each by a different photographer. Details for each photo include a date link to its original posting on the Redlands2030 facebook page. Cleveland Point Sunrise by Hannah Frey posted 24 July 2015 Would you like […]

SIMO calls for City Plan moratorium

SIMO is asking for a moratorium on the proposed new Redland City Plan – it’s not ‘fit for purpose’. The needs of North Stradbroke Island need to be properly addressed. Current standards, including the local plan for Point Lookout, should be retained. The use of dwellings as ‘holiday rentals’ is a big problem. Action through […]

Valuing darkness – on North Stradbroke Island

Darkness at night is a fundamental generator of natural awe and wonder. For a moment of night we have a glimpse of ourselves and of our world islanded in its stream of stars — pilgrims of mortality, voyaging between horizons across eternal seas of space and time. Henry Beston, The Outermost House: A Year of […]

Redland City Council news – 12 September 2015

 Council threatens residents with legal action Redland City Council’s Legal Officer has written to at least five residents about their allegedly defamatory comments. It appears that the issue was sparked by comments residents made in response to an on-line petition titled Vote of No Confidence for Redland City Mayor Karen Williams. This petition was raised […]

Redland City Council news – 5 September 2015

Draft City Plan 2015 consultation Consultation about the draft City Plan 2015 will be from 14 September to 27 November. The consultation period of 54 business days, almost twice the minimum period required by law, was supported by all councillors at a Special Meeting on Thursday. The report to councillors included a letter from Deputy […]

Redland City places of heritage significance

Redland City’s non-indigenous heritage includes a number of places officially recognised in the Queensland Heritage Register. There are also a number of places in Redland City which are recognised as being of local heritage significance. Redland City places in the Queensland Heritage Register Listed below are the 23 places in Redland City which have been […]

Who’s trashing North Stradbroke’s economy?

Redlands Mayor Karen Williams, Andrew Laming MP and Cleveland MP Mark Robinson stand guilty of actively talking down North Stradbroke Island’s economic future. These community leaders – who all should know better – negate anything positive they may have said in the past by piling on the negativity now. Andrew Laming’s website has this: ‘Its […]

Straddie residents ferry fare protest

In spite of chilly, gusty conditions, about 150 people attended a rally at Dunwich on North Stradbroke Island to protest about recent changes to ferry fares. Many people including local councillor Craig Ogilvie spoke at the meeting. Cr Ogilvie said “Transport will make or break this island.” The crowd expressed unanimous opposition to Stradbroke Ferries […]

Residents to protest against Straddie ferry fares

Stradbroke Island residents are planning to hold a community meeting to protest about new fares introduced by Stradbroke Ferries. The meeting will be held on Saturday 23 May commencing 10:00 am at Ron Stark Oval, Dunwich. Of particular concern to residents are changes to the Day Shopper fare. Stradbroke Ferries initial proposal was to remove […]

Economics of mining on North Stradbroke Island

Howard Guille follows up his recent article, Politics of mining on North Stradbroke Island, by discussing the economics of sand mining including its contribution to employment of Island residents. The economics of sand mining Sibelco has repeatedly emphasised what it says is the economic contribution of mining to North Stradbroke Island (NSI). In 2013 Sibelco […]

Politics of mining on North Stradbroke Island

Exaggerated claims have recently been made about what will happen if sand mining ends on North Stradbroke Island “prematurely”. In a recent Redland City Bulletin article, Cleveland MP Mark Robinson is reported as claiming there will be a loss of 600 jobs if mining ceases. A Sibelco manager is quoted saying that ‘winding up mining […]