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 […]

Toondah Harbour decision delayed for fifth time

Walker Corporation’s proposal to dredge and reclaim coastal wetlands at Cleveland is experiencing further delay in getting Federal Government environmental approval. The project, which includes plans to dredge 1.85 million tonnes and reclaim 43.5 hectares of land for construction of 3,600 apartments around Toondah Harbour, was referred to the Federal Government for environmental assessment in […]

Residents write about Toondah and Cleveland

Toondah Harbour’s proposed redevelopment provokes letters to Redlands2030 with one person saying it’s deeply disappointing and another issuing an apology of sorts to Walker Corporation. Brian Whitelaw’s article, Cleveland – it’s now Builders Paradise, also prompts a letter. Cleveland the “Builder’s Paradise” I was interested and enjoyed your article re Cleveland being a “Builder’s Paradise”. […]

Shorebirds at risk from Toondah project

Critically endangered shorebirds are at risk from Walker Corporation’s proposed development at Toondah Harbour according to a specialist study group. In their submission to the Federal Government, the Queensland Wader Study Group says it is: …extremely concerned about the potential impact of the proposed Toondah Harbour development on the ecological character of the Moreton Bay […]

Koala group calls for Toondah plan’s rejection

In a submission to the Federal Government, the Koala Action Group says Walker Corporation’s proposed Toondah Harbour project is “unacceptable” and it should be rejected by the Federal Government. In commenting on environmental aspects of the Toondah Harbour project, KAG says: There is a wide and diverse range of items of State and National Matters […]

Where’s the Ramsar site management plan?

Toondah Harbour plans shouldn’t be assessed until a management plan for the Moreton Bay Ramsar site has been put in place says  Friends of Stradbroke Island (FOSI) In its submission to the Federal Government, FOSI says: …a twenty two year delay in creating a management plan “to promote the wise use and conservation of” the […]

Submissions about Toondah Harbour plans

The environmental assessment process for the Toondah Harbour dredging and construction project is expected to be decided by the Federal Government no later than 2 September. This follows Walker Corporation’s referral of the project to the Government in November 2015 for consideration under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act. The Government normally makes […]

Toondah Harbour needs clean slate planning

Community engagement in planning for Toondah Harbour has been woeful under the priority development area process initiated by the LNP and supported by the current Labor government. Public interest has been been ignored and secretive decision-making allowed under the implausible excuse of “commercial in confidence”. Since the public last had an opportunity to comment, in […]