Mayor Williams’ Toondah claims need testing

A letter from Mayor Karen Williams to the Federal Government was one of the many Toondah submissions obtained through Redlands2030’s recent Freedom of Information (FOI) inquiry. As a letter of support it was in very exclusive company. The Government said only eight submissions supported the project compared with 1,411 opposing submissions when it consulted about […]

Toondah petition to Redland City Council

Redland City Council will be asked to withdraw its support for Walker Group’s proposed Toondah Harbour project in a petition initiated by Redlands2030. Petition wording We, the undersigned Residents of Redland City request that Council: Withdraw its support for Walker Group’s proposed Toondah Harbour residential development which the community considers to be clearly unacceptable Work […]

Ramsar Secretariat warns on Toondah impacts

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Australia has been reminded of its obligations to protect internationally significant wetlands and protected species by the organisation which manages the Ramsar Convention. The Ramsar Secretariat, based in Switzerland,  made one of the 1,411 submissions opposing residential development in the Moreton Bay Ramsar Site next to Toondah Harbour. Key points in the Ramsar Secretariat’s submission […]

Redlands residents question population growth

Concerned residents write about banning political donations by developers, traffic congestion and the proposed Toondah project and the need for Australia’s politicians to question our immigration policies. If you have something to say send an email to theeditor@redlands2030.net Australia’s population to reach 100 million people Gerry Harvey (of Harvey Norman) has made news predicting Australia […]

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 […]

Amy MacMahon takes on Jackie Trad

In the inner-Brisbane state seat of South Brisbane, where construction of new apartment blocks is changing the landscape, the election campaign has been under way for months with Greens challenger Amy MacMahon taking on Deputy Premier Jackie Trad. The Greens rate their chances highly in South Brisbane. This seat shares much of the area won […]

Donald Simpson Centre funding withdrawal

This week’s mailbag zeros in on the need to reinstate funding for Donald Simpson Centre; corruption watchdogs and a better community model for dealing with corruption and property development. Donald Simpson Centre I am writing to express my concern about the withdrawal of funding by the Council to the Donald Simpson Centre. If funding is […]

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 […]

Education and health care on Council agenda

Strategies and action plans for two key sectors of the Redlands economy will be discussed by Redland City Council at its next meeting on Wednesday 6 September. We also review matters from the previous meeting including the revelation that Council is working on an “alternative” masterplan for the Weinam Creek Priority Development Area. Education and […]

Branding and planning questioned by residents

Council’s efforts in branding the Redlands attract comment from residents. Others write about subdivision design and commercial development which will impact on people and their lifestyle. If you have something to say, send an email to: theeditor@redlands2030.net “A Tale of Two Cities” Contrary to the belief of some, Logan City is forging a brand quite […]

Help us get information on Toondah Harbour

Redlands2030 is seeking community support in finding out why Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg didn’t declare Walker Group’s proposed Toondah dredging project to be “clearly unacceptable”. Environmental impacts of Walker Group’s proposed Toondah Harbour dredging project will be assessed under Federal environment laws following a decision by Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg on 8 June 2017. Freedom […]

Dealing with violence in the Redlands

Redland City Councillors will consider asking the Local Government Association of Queensland to provide leadership in preventing domestic and family violence in various ways including: influencing social norms for more equal relationships between men and women and championing ‘whole of community’ approaches to raising awareness and responding to opportunities to promote respectful relationships In State […]

No need for mainland Rural Fire Brigade

A comprehensive report by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES), presented formally to Council on 26 July made many recommendations but did not suggest the need for establishment of a Rural Fire Brigade (RFB) for mainland Redland City. In a letter dated 21 July (but only recently made publicly available) the QFES Commissioner advised Mayor […]

Redland’s Biggest ‘PHISHING’ Trip with Laming

We have collectively been showered by yet another of Andrew Laming’s expensive and self-serving ‘surveys’, which he touts as “Redland’s Biggest”. As if size trumps value/integrity!  (“Never mind the quality, feel the width…,” as the old vaudeville line goes.) This latest in an unfortunate series of Laming’s amateurish and dubious data-gathering exercises is foisted on us […]

Community values and the Commonwealth land

Future use of the Commonwealth land in Birkdale, management of community radio station Bay FM and the need for better mentoring of our future political leaders are discussed in letters to Redlands2030. If you have something to say, send an email to theeditor@redlands2030.net Commonwealth lands at Birkdale Andrew Laming MP has been discussing the future […]