Democracy and the Redland City Council

democracy

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 […]

Toondah Harbour assessment decision queried

Letters to the editor this week slam the Federal Environment Minister’s decision to let Walker Group go ahead with environmental assessment of its proposed Toondah Harbour mega-development. Community unhappy about Toondah plans To me, it is scary to realise that just last month, Peter Saba, the general manager for the proposed Toondah Harbour development, seemed […]

Letters to Editor: more on Toondah and development impacts

This weeks Letters to the Redlands2030 Editor cover concerns over development in Redland Bay, environmental impacts of the Toondah residential development plans and the Mayor’s election promises. More congestion coming soon The State Labor Government have let us down badly with respect to sustainable development in the Redlands. I feel sorry for residents of Redland […]

Letters about Toondah Harbour PDA plans

Toondah PDA dominates letters this week.  The new referral proposal seems to have little logic other than to negate the previous submissions and force all submitters to go through the hoops again.  It has exposed that neither Redland City Council nor the State Government have officially seen or considered the new proposal.  This despite efforts […]

Toondah Harbour – community reaction

Toondah Harbour is the subject of letters to Redlands2030 this week, following Walker Group’s decision to submit a new proposal for environmental assessment. The previous project referral was submitted 17 months ago and it seems that the Federal Government didn’t like it. The revised plan doesn’t seem to have changed much. It seems that a […]

Grand View decision – community reaction

Banyan tree next to the Grand View Hotel

Councillors recently approved development of 33 apartments on a site next to the Grand View hotel even though the proposed buildings exceeded the area’s height limit and will require felling of two koala trees in an area known to be inhabited by many koalas. In reaction to this decision one letter to Redlands2030 asks why […]

What’s happening with the Weinam Creek PDA?

In this week’s letters, what’s happening with plans for development in the Weinam Creek Priority Development Area, should the koala be removed from Council’s logo and plenty of questions about the proposed Mt Cotton chicken poo power project. Toondah’s stalled but Weinam Creek is ominously quiet So the Mayor gets a little excited in speaking […]

Development and heritage in letters to the editor

Residents this week question a proposed development in Thornlands and ask if the new collaboration between UDIA and Council will really result in better design and development outcomes in the Redlands. A descendent of James Willard seeks more information about historic Willard’s Farm, and a local wonders if Redland Bay State School is poised to […]

Protecting Moreton Bay Marine Park

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 […]

Busy showgrounds upsets Cleveland residents

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 […]

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 […]

Letters: Toondah JAM, Regional Plan

In Letters this week, concern raised over the impact of 3,600 apartments on our roads, and how the current draft SEQ Regional Plan is ignoring a decade of previous planning based on community values. One resident highlights how the planned Toondah Harbour mega development is a recipe for traffic disaster with up to 10,000 new residents […]

Letters: Toondah PDA, Redland Bay, mangroves

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 […]

Letters about Toondah Harbour development

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 theeditor@redlands2030.net  More Delay for Ferry Terminal Upgrade The further suspension of the timeframe for the Federal Environment Minister to make a decision […]

Koala rescue, infill parking and council services

Is Redlands Council requiring enough car parking for new infill development? A resounding ‘no’ says one resident who has looked at the impact of this gross underestimate in his neighbourhood. Another local questions whether the high rates we pay are mainly subsidising development rather than providing much needed community facilities when compared to other nearby […]