Troy Robbins sings “Ramsar Sell-out”

Local artist and environmental defender Troy Robbins wrote this song in response to proposals for a massive residential development at Toondah Harbour. The first performance of this song was before 250 people gathered at the Welcome Back Shorebirds event on 9th December 2017. Poignant poetry, emotions and more… Ramsar Sell-out – by Troy Robbins   […]

Shorebirds in flight

Shorebirds like these Bar-tailed godwits are amazing long distance fliers

Redlands2030 and Birdlife Australia are holding an inaugural Welcome Back Shorebirds event to celebrate the safe return of thousands of migratory shorebirds to Moreton Bay over the past few months.

Each year the adult birds fly thousands of kilometres to breeding grounds in places such as Siberia and Alaska. Then they return to their feeding areas in the southern hemisphere, usually to the same place every year.

Event details

DATE: Saturday 9 December 2017

TIME: 9:00am to 10:30am

PLACE: G.J. Walter Park in Cleveland

Access is via Shore Street East. The park has a playground, picnic facilities and toilets .

Activities

  • Watching various shorebird species through high power birdwatching scopes
  • Experts talking about the migratory shorebirds which feed in this area
  • Discussion about threats to shorebirds including coastal development
  • Wildlife protection – Marine Park, Ramsar site and plans for World Heritage Area listing
  • Update on the Toondah Harbour project

Koalas as well

As well as birdlife, G.J. Walter Park and its surrounding streets are home to koalas. If you want to see these iconic creatures in the wild, this is one of the best locations in south east Queensland.

Breakfast with the shorebirds

We will have breakfast with the birds but we won’t be eating what they feed on.

We will have tea/coffee, sizzled sausages and buns.

To help with numbers for catering please RSVP to:

thereporter@redlands2030.net

 

Redlands2030 – 10 November 2017

 

 

Date: December 9, 2017
Time: 09:00-10:30 a.m.
Event: Welcome Back Shorebirds celebration
Topic: Welcome Back Shorebirds
Public: Public

Labor policies conflict with Toondah project

The proposed Toondah Harbour residential development project, for 3,600 apartments on dredged Ramsar listed wetlands, conflicts with policies set out in the Labor Party’s current policy platform. Labor Party policies Labor’s 2017 policy platform was approved at the Party’s conference in July. Hundreds of policy statements are set out in a 127 page booklet. A […]

World Heritage listing for Quandamooka country

Moreton Bay’s traditional owners, the Quandamooka People, believe the Bay region is of such outstanding universal natural and cultural value they want it listed as a World Heritage Site. What is World Heritage A World Heritage Site is a place listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) because it has special cultural or physical […]

Daryl McPhee, author of Environmental History and Ecology of Moreton Bay will be the guest speaker at Redlands2030’s next monthly meeting.

Daryl Mcphee

Meeting details:

DATE: Thursday 26 October  2017

TIME: 6 pm (6:30pm start)

PLACE: Redlands Multi-Sports Club – Bailey Rd Entrance – see map

Reserve a seat by RSVP to thereporter@redlands2030.net

Daryl McPhee and Moreton Bay

The south-east Queensland region is currently experiencing the most rapid urbanisation in Australia.

This growth in human population, industry and infrastructure puts pressure on the unique and diverse natural environment of Moreton Bay.

Much loved by locals and holiday-goers, Moreton Bay is also an important biogeographic region because its coral reefs, seagrass beds, mangroves and saltmarshes provide a suitable environment for both tropical and temperate species.

The Bay supports a large number of species of global conservation significance, including marine turtles, dugongs, dolphins, whales and migratory shorebirds, which use the area for feeding or breeding.

Daryl McPhee  is Associate Professor of Environmental Science at Bond University.

You can hear Daryl McPhee and Emma Griffiths talk about Moreton Bay’s unique corals, significant wildlife and Indigenous history on ABC 612 Drive

Other business

  • History of Toondah Harbour development plans presentation
  • Toondah Action Group
  • Toondah petition
  • ‘Welcome back shorebirds’ event
  • Operation Belcarra findings and recommendations

Redlands2030 – 16 October 2017

 

Date: October 26, 2017
Time: 06:30pm
Event: Daryl McPhee speaks about Moreton Bay - 26 October
Topic: Environmental history of Moreton Bay - Darryl McPhee
Sponsor: Redlands2030
Venue: Redlands Multi-Sports Club
Location: Cnr Randall and Bailey Roads
Birkdale 4159
Public: Public

Aussie Backyard Bird Count starts soon

Nature lovers around the country are being recruited for the the 2017 Aussie Backyard Bird Count which runs from Monday 23 October through to Sunday 29 October. Last year 61,000 nature loving people across Australia participated in the bird count, submitting observation reports totaling more than 1.4 million birds. In Queensland, Rainbow lorikeets, Noisy miners […]

Birdlife says reject Walker Group’s Toondah plan

Walker Group’s proposed Toondah Harbour development is clearly unacceptable and should be rejected said Birdlife Australia in its EPBC submission to the Federal Government. Points raised by Birdlife Australia include: The project would encroach on 43 hectares of the Moreton Bay Ramsar site which is not permitted under the Ramsar Convention where the project is […]

Community support for Toondah Rally

Residents write about the Toondah Rally and formation of the Toondah Action Group to protest against the proposed $1.4 billion mega residential development at Toondah Harbour . Another local asks why fauna spotters are not being used when important trees and vegetation are being removed for development in the Redlands. If you have something to […]

Brisbane Marketing submission on Toondah

Redland City is an unspoilt jewel for holidaymakers and visitors to Queensland’s south-east according to Brisbane Marketing, responsible for tourism promotion in south east Queensland. The Brisbane Marketing website includes tourism information about Redlands. If you want to know where to “see or snuggle with Australia’s favourite cuddly marsupial” Brisbane Marketing lists 7 spots to […]

Duty of care – Currumbin Wildlife Hospital

Currumbin Wildlife Hospital treats more than 9,000 wild animals every year, most of them injured due to human impact such as habitat loss, domestic pet attacks, vehicle hits, and getting caught in fishing tackle. The Wildlife Hospital is part of the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, one of the Gold Coast’s major tourist attractions. Both the Sanctuary […]

AMCS says Marine Park is too valuable to risk

Significant long term detrimental impacts of Walker Group’s proposed development at Toondah Harbour pose unacceptable risks to the Moreton Bay Marine Park and national environmental values. That’s what the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) said in a submission about Walker Group’s proposed development at Toondah Harbour. AMCS points out that the proposed development is not […]

Infrastructure Association supports Toondah

One of the few submissions supporting Walker Group’s proposed Toondah Harbour residential development project was made by the Infrastructure Association of Queensland. The Infrastructure Association of Queensland (IAQ) describes itself as the peak body representing the entire infrastructure sector across Queensland, saying on its website: As a member organisation, IAQ provides professional representation and value […]

National Parks Association Toondah submission

The National Parks Association of Queensland wants the Federal Government to honour its commitment to protect Ramsar wetlands through rejecting the Toondah Harbour proposal. The Association has been around since 1930 promoting the preservation, expansion, good management and presentation of national parks and other protected areas in Queensland. You can find more information about the […]

Redlands residents question Council decisions

Concerns raised by residents this week include misuse of poisons, immigration driven population growth, the Toondah Harbour project and Redland City Council failing to protect our environment. If you have something to say send an email to theeditor@redlands2030 Council stewardship is lacking in Redland City This week in a scene reminiscent of the nefarious days […]

Don’t take Toondah treasures from us

When Walker Group’s revised Toondah Harbour project plan was made public the Federal Government got 1,419 submissions, all except eight opposing proposed development plans. One of the many submissions opposing the project was a joint effort by three members of a family concerned about environmental destruction. Here’s what they had to say. Submission (FOI 170172 […]