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 […]

Shoreline and Teak Lane on Council agenda

Stage 1 of the Shoreline housing project and the Teak Lane appeal are among issues on the agenda for Redland City Council’s general meeting on Wednesday 10 May. Councillors will also be asked to delegate the CEO authority to approve an $8.5 million contract for cleaning of Council facilities. News from the previous council meeting […]

SEQ Regional Plan – jargon, omissions and bias

If the SEQ Regional Plan, branded by the current government as ShapingSEQ, is meant to be an important part of how we plan what goes where the document should be readable, complete and free of bias. Too much jargon After flicking past the pictures, maps and narrative which fill the first 149 pages of the […]

Planning and Labor’s sins of omission

The sins of omission

The “Shaping SEQ” Regional Plan is a step back in time to when government in Queensland was old fashioned and if the media or anyone else asked awkward questions they were told “don’t you worry about that”. The Fitzgerald Inquiry helped to clean up government in Queensland. But time not only heals wounds, it also […]

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

Redlands, have your say about the regional plan

The State Government’s draft new regional plan Shaping SEQ is a blueprint for ongoing population growth with little thought given to quality of life, adequacy of infrastructure and environmental impacts. READ, PRINT, change if needed, SIGN and SEND the Ready-Made Submission before midnight on Friday 3 March 2017. Redlands should expect its population to increase by 25% from […]

Protected Area Strategy – rushed consultation

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 […]

Carbrook’s “mini city” lacks a business case

An application for development of a 1,500 unit riverside ‘mini city’ at Carbrook will soon be considered by the Logan City Council. Local residents have raised significant concerns about the environmental, social and ecological impacts of the development as well as the inadequate consultation process. But what about the business case? The developer’s business case […]

Why is the SEQ Regional Plan being gutted?

Who is pushing for changes to the south east Queensland regional plan? The current plan, adopted in 2009, attempts to control urban sprawl and ensure a balanced approach to development in the State’s congested south east corner. Comparing the existing SEQ Regional Plan with the newer model, Shaping SEQ, it is clear that Jackie Trad (Minister […]

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 […]

ShapingSEQ – four more megatrends examined

The ShapingSEQ regional plan claims to have examined “megatrends” or “important pattern of social, economic or environmental activity that occurs at the intersection of many trends” . Arguably the urban expansion of SEQ over the past 30 years is itself a megatrend… a trend to a 200km city which can be seen happening in a […]

Koala Protection Act? …”yes please”!

Redlands2030 welcomed Australian Koala Foundation representative Douglas Kerlin to their monthly discussion group. His frank and insightful presentation about the plight of koalas in Redlands, Queensland and across Australia was not only interesting …but sadly alarming.  Australia’s best known “ambassador” is in deep trouble. Douglas is the Chief Ecologist with the Australian Koala Foundation (AKF) […]

Moreton Bay – 20 years of science and planning

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) […]

Megatrends and SEQ regional plan consultation

Megatrends which could have major impacts on south east Queensland over the next few decades should be taken into account when preparing the new regional plan. But has the government done a good job of picking and dealing with megatrends? If we have learnt anything over the last few decades it’s that governments don’t always […]