The Eprapah Creek bridge puzzle

Why would anyone want to build a totally unnecessary pedestrian bridge nobody wants, in the wrong place and for the wrong reasons? The proposed bridge would be environmentally harmful and it’s not wanted by the community. Help us to protect our local environment by signing a petition to the Queensland Parliament calling on Redland City […]

Toondah infrastructure agreement – Cui bono?

Who will benefit (cui bono) from Walker Group’s proposed Toondah Harbour development plans and in particular from any investment provided for in the project Infrastructure Agreement? Redland City Council claims that Walker Group’s proposed Toondah project will deliver “nearly $116 million worth of community improvements”. Based on information that’s publicly available it appears that much […]

Redland City Council’s state election wishlist

Candidates for the  25 November state election are being asked to commit to a long list of projects and community services on Redland City Council’s wishlist. The document Redland City priorities for the 2017 State election was approved at the Council’s general meeting yesterday. Straddie transition is top priority Redland City Council says its number […]

Another crash on Cleveland-Redland Bay Road

Accident on Cleveland-Redland Bay Road 8:10 am on 10 October 2017

Yet another crash on Cleveland-Redland Bay Road at the Giles Road intersection happened earlier this week, three cars involved and one person taken to Redland Bay hospital. In February there was a fatal accident at this spot. In June a person was injured here in a two vehicle accident. Eleven years ago I was the […]

Traffic slowing down on Redlands roads

Cleveland-Redland Bay Road is carrying less traffic but average speeds at morning and afternoon peak times have fallen over the past year according to data just published. The report, Greater Brisbane key corridors performance January – June 2017, provides information about traffic volumes and average speeds for a number of heavily used roads managed by […]

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 […]

Sealink profit up but Straddie route challenging

Record sales and profit for the full year ending June 2017 were recently announced by Sealink Travel Group which operates ferry services in various Australian locations including Moreton Bay. The ASX listed company (SLK) said record sales of $201.4m (up 13.5% from $177.5m in 2016) were driven by full year impact of business acquisitions and […]

Redlands and the 2017 State Infrastructure Plan

Redlands gets very few mentions in the updated State Infrastructure Plan  released yesterday by Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure Jackie Trad. The Part B: Program – 2017 update (2017 Plan) includes a four year program of infrastructure investment aligned with the recently delivered 2017–18 State Budget. So what infrastructure will benefit the Redlands? Cross River […]

Council fails to provide enough sports fields

Redlands doesn’t have enough sports fields to meet community needs with a shortfall of 100 hectares likely to get worse due to population growth over the next decade. Land recently purchased by the Council in Mount Cotton for $7 million may not help in the short term. Only horse riding facilities are catered for in […]

Car park food market back on Council agenda

Changes to the licence for Chefs Inc. to run a food market in the Cleveland Library car park for up to ten years will be discussed by Redland City Council at it’s next meeting on Wednesday 12 July. The discussion is scheduled to be in closed session without media or the public present. In August […]

What about liveability in Whepstead precinct?

Urban consolidation adversely impacts liveability by increasing noise, and is the biggest concern and impact. Noise affects both amenity and health. It comes from a range of sources including ongoing new construction or renovation, dogs and peak dog walking hour, peak hour train traffic, air conditioners, pool pumps and garden appliances. Previous articles aspects of […]

Urban Realities of the Whepstead Precinct

There are pros and cons to the original wide open space design of the Whepstead heritage precinct. The treed leafy nature and wide grassy verged streets appealed when we bought our house (in 1999). At that time criteria included the low density (only 14 houses in Burnett Street at the time and one lot of […]

Game of Mates: How favours bleed the nation

Making money by getting favourable land re-zoning decisions is just one example of the Game of Mates, a story about the massive concentration of wealth in Australia in recent decades and ways to control it. Redlands BOOK LAUNCH – 6pm Thurs 22 June 2017 Watch the video of the event with author Cameron Murray on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/222920696. […]

Infrastructure overrun by the population ponzi

Infrastructure in our major cities is at or over capacity. William Bourke, President of Sustainable Australia Party, claims that this is a politically engineered crisis Australia needs to address by lowering immigration rates. Australia’s rapid population growth NAB Chairman Ken Henry recently stated that Australia’s population is expected to grow by an astonishing 400,000 people every year, […]

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 tedfensom@gmail.com or ozbrec@gmail.com

More about the SEQ Regional Plan

 

23 February 2017

Date: February 25, 2017
Time: 09:00 a.m.
Event: SEQ Regional Plan - The Interface
Topic: SEQ Regional Plan
Public: Public