The Gap still needs closing

For Indigenous Australians, election time is always a tough call. It’s a time when we find out how important my fellow Aboriginal peoples are to the average Australian. It is well known and appreciated by Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander peoples that progress has been made in a bi-partisan manner over the last half century. Progress has […]

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 […]

Saving The White House – at Victoria Point

The future of a neighbourhood centre which hosts small businesses and generates local employment is under threat – from medium density residential zoning in the Redland City Plan. The White House’s owners, and the people who operate small businesses from here, hope the community will support their petition to stay in business. The White House […]

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 […]

Better heritage protection is required in the Redland City Plan

Redlands rich cultural heritage is being lost due to inaction by the Redland City Council. At best the Council has been negligent over many years. More likely, the Council has willfully disregarded its heritage protection obligations. Three studies (in 1995, 2002 and 2012) have identified many places of heritage significance in the City including a […]

Park sale and heritage loss upset residents in Redland City

This week’s mailbag continues the rage from locals angered at Council’s proposal to turn 16 parks into development opportunities. One writer asks if councillors ever stop to think what is it about the Redlands that presently makes it so liveable, likeable and lovable? Another says it’s time to dispose of the current council. Other writers […]

Redland Council should protect our heritage

The new Draft City Plan confirms the very obvious lack of concern shown by Redland City Council for matters of cultural heritage – in particular our rapidly disappearing heritage buildings. The Plan’s section on Environment and Heritage has almost nothing to say about preserving our built heritage. By saying nothing, it speaks volumes. The sad […]

Wings Over Redlands

Wings over Redlands is a new exhibition at the Redland Museum.

It presents stories about the Flying Boat services which used to operate out of Redland Bay.

Other aspects of Redland City’s aeronautical history are also presented.

Wings over Redlands opens at the Redland Museum on Sunday 25 October 2015 at 10:45 am

The Governor of Queensland, His Excellency the Honorable, Paul de Jersey AC will be opening the exhibition, accompanied by Mrs de Jersey.

Bookings are required to attend the official opening.

Tickets are $10.00 each.

You can book and obtain tickets here.

This exhibition has been the idea of local enthusiast Terence Hendricks, combined with the Redland Museum, Alexandra Hills and Cleveland Uniting Church Men’s Sheds and many other individuals and community groups

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Flying boat services used to operate out of Redland Bay

Date: October 25, 2015
Time: 10:45 am
Event: Wings over Redlands - Official opening at the Redland Museum
Topic: Wings over Redlands - Opening at the Redland Museum
Sponsor: Redland Museum
Venue: Redland Museum
Location: 60 Smith Street,
Cleveland 4063
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

BPA says Council should protect our heritage

Preserving 150 years of heritage was the subject of an address to Redland City Council at its General Meeting on 23 September. President of the Birkdale Progress Association, Pam Spence, urged councillors to act now and purchase Willards Farm so it can become a a cultural hub for tourism that generates local jobs and supports […]

Australia is liveable but lags on sustainability

Australia may be one of the most liveable places in the world, but a new report ranks us in the middle when it comes to sustainability. Of the 34 OECD countries, Australia ranked 18th. The report compared OECD countries’ performance against the new Sustainable Development Goals, to be formalised in New York at the end […]

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 […]