Letters about development in the Redlands

Letters this week focus on Redlands’ woeful infrastructure planning and impacts of the proposed Toondah Harbour mega development. Possible consequences of the new Mt Cotton hard rock quarry on the health of locals – particularly children – are also discussed. A letter from an informed resident questions why dust emissions and plumes from hard rock […]

Chicken poo plant extension on Council agenda

A decision whether or not to grant a third extension of time for the development of a chicken poo power station near Mt Cotton State School will be made by Redland City Council at its next general meeting on 14 December. The developer is reported to have experienced a delay in obtaining funding for the […]

Koalas need protection now dear Minister

After acknowledging an 80% decline in the number of koalas in parts of south east Queensland from 1996 to 2014, State Environment Minister Dr Steven Miles announced additional koala protection funding of $12 million over four years with an expert panel “to kick-off discussions on how best to move forward to better protect koalas”. Redlands resident […]

Seeney leaves Labor a quarry quandry

Mt Cotton residents were amazed by a decision made by Jeff Seeney, the LNP’s Minister for Infrastructure and Planning on 20 December 2013. After saying a few days earlier: “We (the LNP) believe local governments are the best placed to make planning decisions according to their local circumstances and their communities and we are EMPOWERING […]

Loss of wildlife at Mt Cotton

This poem by Jean Daglish was inspired by the sight of big machines going in and pushing down huge, beautiful trees which were homes for wildlife including koalas. Just A Rhyme?  “There used to be koalas here,” My grandma said to me, “They used to look so beautiful As they lazed around the trees.   […]