Labor members question the Party’s policies

People expect which ever party is in power, Labor or LNP,  to manage the economy and ensure that there are jobs for Queenslanders, now and in the future. But if Labor is to seriously consider winning the upcoming state election it also needs to address environmental issues like: Climate change and coal mining Protecting our […]

Council’s agenda to increase building costs

The agenda for Redland City Council’s meeting on 8 February is remarkably empty, raising questions about the many important issues which councillors are not discussing in front of the community. Building certification fees to rise Apart from routine noting of routine reports the only agenda item scheduled for discussion publicly is a proposal to increase […]

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 […]

The age of foolishness – in Redland City

Writing about the French Revolution, Charles Dickens opened ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ with: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness.” Fast forward to the Redlands now – it is just the worst of times and the age […]

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) […]

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 […]

Redlands waterways report: “could do better”

The release of the annual Healthy Waterways and Catchments Report Card showed catchments across the region had held up well last year compared to recent years.  Catchments in Redlands achieved a C+ for ecological health…..showing the waterways in fair condition. The report card found the estuarine water quality in Redlands to be good but the […]

Letters about Toondah development plans

Community voices of all ages question the real benefits of the Toondah Harbour mega development and express dismay at the environmental impacts on the wonderland that is Moreton Bay. Environmental tourism on Straddie must be protected and enhanced post mining, not devastated by massive apartment towers on reclaimed land. Parking solutions to meet the real […]

Stop environmental destruction at Toondah

Environmental destruction is a key theme for letters to Redlands2030 this week. A young Redlander has started a petition drawing attention to the environmental impact of the Toondah Harbour project– and invites you to sign. Another resident says it’s hypocritical for Council to hand out grants for conservation of Moreton Bay salt marshes, migratory birds […]

Labor discloses Toondah developer’s donations

The Queensland Labor Party recently disclosed $28,000 in donations made by Walker Corporation companies during the first half of 2016. As preferred developer of the Toondah Harbour Priority Development Area (PDA), Walker Corporation could benefit from various commercial and regulatory decisions made by the current Labor Government including: Rights to develop on public land and […]

What employment will Toondah create?

This week’s mailbag focuses on the lack of real information about future local employment plans at Toondah Harbour and escalating parking woes caused by Council’s sale of a central car park. There’s also a positive ‘shout out’ to Redlands2030 for providing a much needed vehicle for informed community comment. Toondah Harbour employment opportunities Is it […]

Foreign investors, parking and social infrastructure in Letters to the Editor

Parking is a concern at the construction site for an aged care facility in Smith Street Cleveland

Parking, infrastructure and the activities of local real estate agents promoting Cleveland and the Toondah Harbour project to Chinese investors prompted some letters to Redlands2030 this week. Parking problems at Smith Street, Cleveland Seems that when a building is in the construction phase all local laws are ignored. The new nursing home being built near […]

Toondah Project a dangerous precedent

Urban development in a Ramsar site would set a dangerous precedent said the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland Bayside Branch in its submission about Walker Corporation’s Toondah project. The Redlands based conservation group said the Federal Government should reject the proposal because: There are a wide and diverse range of State and National Matters of […]