Community rallies against Toondah plan

More than 300 people, supported by a local koala, gathered in G.J. Walter Park on Saturday to voice concerns about plans for 3,600 apartments to be developed on dredged Ramsar wetlands. Aboriginal elder Norm Enoch was the first person to speak. He explained the importance of this area and its cultural heritage to Traditional Owners […]

Toondah petition to Redland City Council

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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

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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 […]

Amy MacMahon takes on Jackie Trad

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Toondah Action Group

The Toondah Action Group will be launched at a rally in G.J. Walter Park on Saturday 30th September, 2017.

The rally is being held across the road from St Paul’s monthly car boot market.  Refreshments, tea, coffee, sausage sizzle and much more are available at the market.

Agenda

From 8:00 am there will be a series of activities including:

  • Sign the “Stop the rort” petition to be presented to Redland City Council
  • Create your own Save Toondah Poster for the new Face book page of the Toondah Action  Group
  • Sign-up as a member of the Toondah Action Group
  • 9:00    Concerns of a local resident…traffic, congestion, 20-30 years of construction etc
  • 9:15     Songs by Troy Robbins (Walk-on by no more)
  • 9:30    Toondah Action Group official launch
  • 9:45    Singalong (by Musicman) and the launch of of the save Toondah parody
  • 10:00   Toondah Koala Project overview by Koala Action Group (KAG)
  • 10:15   Migratory Birds of Moreton Bay
  • 10:30   Toondah Overview of the EPBC referral documents made available under Freedom of Information (at a cost of over $550)
  • 10:45   Help place the wall of teddies to defend Toondah

Further Toondah Action Group information, how to JOIN, and how to DONATE can be found on the Groups webpage redlands2030.net/tag

 

Date: September 30, 2017
Time: 08:30-11:00 a.m.
Event: Rally to launch the Toondah Action Group
Topic: Toondah Action Group Rally
Sponsor: Redlands2030
Venue: G.J. Walter Park
Public: Public

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