Birdlife says reject Walker Group’s Toondah plan

Walker Group’s proposed Toondah Harbour development is clearly unacceptable and should be rejected said Birdlife Australia in its EPBC submission to the Federal Government. Points raised by Birdlife Australia include: The project would encroach on 43 hectares of the Moreton Bay Ramsar site which is not permitted under the Ramsar Convention where the project is […]

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 […]

Toondah project gets support from Grand View

How would the proposed development of 3,600 apartments on dredged Ramsar wetlands next to Toondah Harbour affect Cleveland’s heritage listed Grand View Hotel? Perhaps the hotel would get some extra custom while 3,600 apartments are constructed over a period of 15-20 years. But the hotel might not have such a ‘grand view’ if a number […]

Jobs impact of Toondah overstated, dishonest

Claims about the employment impact of Walker Group’s proposed Toondah project are “widely overstated” and “dishonest” according to one of the 1,411 submissions opposing the project. Jobs claims questioned This submission says even if 500 permanent jobs were to result from the project, the extra residents would require 3,000 to 5,000 new jobs “which would […]

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 […]

Walker Group’s Toondah plan is unacceptable

A Redlands resident urges the Federal Government to reject Walker Group’s proposed Toondah residential development as being clearly unacceptable. The submission says Walker Group’s proposed investment in apartments is not critical infrastructure and should not be allowed to justify the destruction of  protected Ramsar wetlands and endangered wildlife, including migratory shorebirds and koalas. Re: Walker […]

AMCS says Marine Park is too valuable to risk

Significant long term detrimental impacts of Walker Group’s proposed development at Toondah Harbour pose unacceptable risks to the Moreton Bay Marine Park and national environmental values. That’s what the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) said in a submission about Walker Group’s proposed development at Toondah Harbour. AMCS points out that the proposed development is not […]

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 […]

National Parks Association Toondah submission

The National Parks Association of Queensland wants the Federal Government to honour its commitment to protect Ramsar wetlands through rejecting the Toondah Harbour proposal. The Association has been around since 1930 promoting the preservation, expansion, good management and presentation of national parks and other protected areas in Queensland. You can find more information about the […]

Straddie Chamber supports Toondah project

One of very few submissions to the Federal Government which supported Walker Group’s revised Toondah Project plan was made by the Straddie Chamber of Commerce. The Government says it received 1,419 public submissions about Walker Group’s project referral under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act, with 1,411 submissions opposing the project and just […]

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 […]

Koalas threatened by massive Toondah project

Concerns about threats to Cleveland’s koalas were among 1,400 submissions to the Federal Government about Walker Group’s revised proposal for a massive residential development at Toondah Harbour. Plans for development of 3,600 apartments on dredged and reclaimed wetlands in Moreton Bay were referred to the Federal Government because of likely impacts on matters of national […]

Comments on Walker Group’s Toondah Plans

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: […]