This week we publish readers’ letters about Redland City Council’s cuts to funding for the Donald Simpson Community Centre, some questions about democracy for the new CEO and caring for our coastal areas. But first, we publish the original version of our own letter to the Bulletin, about Toondah Harbour. Toondah problems Minister Frydenberg’s decision […]
Comments on Walker Group’s revised plans for constructing 3,600 apartments on dredged Ramsar wetlands next to Toondah Harbour can be submitted to the Federal Government by Thursday 25 May. Presented below are some preliminary comments from Redlands2030 which may assist others in making comments. Details of the project referral Reference Number: 2017/7939 Title of Referral: […]
The developer proposing to construct 3,600 apartments on dredged and reclaimed Ramsar wetlands next to Toondah Harbour has disclosed three environmental offences and a lack of environmental policies in its project referral recently submitted to the Federal Government. Walker Group Holdings submitted this information as a requirement of Federal environment laws set out in the […]
New plans for dredging and land reclamation for development of the Toondah Harbour area have been referred by Walker Group to the Federal Government for consideration of environmental impacts. Members of the public can review the information that Walker Group has included in its referral and make comments to the Federal Government no later than […]
Local tourism operator Dr Dennis Tafe shares his thoughts on opportunities for nature based and education based tourism in Africa and the Redlands. R2030 You’ve been successfully managing educational marine trips for our local colleges and overseas students since 2009. Where do you take them and why is […]
Locals writing in this week share their concerns about protecting the Moreton Bay Marine Park, the tragic decline of local koalas and the request to Council for a four year extension to build the Mt Cotton chicken manure incinerator. Moreton Bay Marine Park Moreton Bay Marine Park must be protected…. no dredging and building high […]
The South East Queensland Regional Plan will be discussed at a seminar hosted by Redlands2030 and the Brisbane Region Environment Council.
- Date: 25 February
- Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
- Venue: Griffith University Ecocentre (see map)
The State Government is currently consulting on a new South East Queensland Regional Plan – Shaping SEQ.
The deadline for making submissions or comments about the draft Plan is 3 March 2017.
This seminar is an opportunity to learn more about the draft new Regional Plan.
Find out why community and environment groups are concerned about likely impacts of the proposed regional plan on south east Queensland residents and our environment.
Speakers will include:
- Elizabeth Handley, Brisbane Residents United
- Steve Macdonald, President of Redlands2030
- Ted Fensom of Brisbane Region Environment Council
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
More about the SEQ Regional Plan
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People expect which ever party is in power, Labor or LNP, to manage the economy and ensure that there are jobs for Queenslanders, now and in the future. But if Labor is to seriously consider winning the upcoming state election it also needs to address environmental issues like: Climate change and coal mining Protecting our […]
Letters this week say residents’ concerns about excessive noise, artificial lighting and traffic congestion at Cleveland Showgrounds have fallen on deaf Council ears. Another local is disappointed with the lack of Council action to restore the health of the creek running into the Black Swamp wetlands. Cleveland Showgrounds On behalf of many concerned residents of […]
The Palaszczuk Government is consulting on a draft Protected Area Strategy, giving the community about three weeks to read, consider and respond to the draft document by 24 February 2017. Why has the Minister allowed so little time for the community to engage in discussion about this important issue? A Protected Area Strategy deserves better […]
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 […]
In Letters this week Toondah PDA figures strongly …again. The idea being to have Governments admit failure and start again. Redlands2030 has been asked for space for community feedback about Redland City Bulletin published letters. One such response to a recent RCB letter about poor apartment development in Redland Bay, asks whether anyone should […]
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 […]
Plans for a massive residential development on protected wetlands at Toondah Harbour and recent Federal Government delays have provoked many letters to the editor. If you have something to say, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org More Delay for Ferry Terminal Upgrade The further suspension of the timeframe for the Federal Environment Minister to make a decision […]
Twenty years ago scientists, planners, and politicians met to discuss the plight of Moreton Bay. The findings of the Moreton Bay and Catchment Conference showed there was a great gap between the science (or evidence) and the planning and management of the Bay and its catchment. Two decades later a second forum, the Moreton Bay (Quandamooka) […]