Shorebirds in flight

Shorebirds like these Bar-tailed godwits are amazing long distance fliers

Redlands2030 and Birdlife Australia are holding an inaugural Welcome Back Shorebirds event to celebrate the safe return of thousands of migratory shorebirds to Moreton Bay over the past few months.

Each year the adult birds fly thousands of kilometres to breeding grounds in places such as Siberia and Alaska. Then they return to their feeding areas in the southern hemisphere, usually to the same place every year.

Event details

DATE: Saturday 9 December 2017

TIME: 9:00am to 10:30am

PLACE: G.J. Walter Park in Cleveland

Access is via Shore Street East. The park has a playground, picnic facilities and toilets .

Activities

  • Watching various shorebird species through high power birdwatching scopes
  • Experts talking about the migratory shorebirds which feed in this area
  • Discussion about threats to shorebirds including coastal development
  • Wildlife protection – Marine Park, Ramsar site and plans for World Heritage Area listing
  • Update on the Toondah Harbour project

Koalas as well

As well as birdlife, G.J. Walter Park and its surrounding streets are home to koalas. If you want to see these iconic creatures in the wild, this is one of the best locations in south east Queensland.

Breakfast with the shorebirds

We will have breakfast with the birds but we won’t be eating what they feed on.

We will have tea/coffee, sizzled sausages and buns.

To help with numbers for catering please RSVP to:

thereporter@redlands2030.net

 

Redlands2030 – 10 November 2017

 

 

Date: December 9, 2017
Time: 09:00-10:30 a.m.
Event: Welcome Back Shorebirds celebration
Topic: Welcome Back Shorebirds
Public: Public

Daryl McPhee, author of Environmental History and Ecology of Moreton Bay will be the guest speaker at Redlands2030’s next monthly meeting.

Daryl Mcphee

Meeting details:

DATE: Thursday 26 October  2017

TIME: 6 pm (6:30pm start)

PLACE: Redlands Multi-Sports Club – Bailey Rd Entrance – see map

Reserve a seat by RSVP to thereporter@redlands2030.net

Daryl McPhee and Moreton Bay

The south-east Queensland region is currently experiencing the most rapid urbanisation in Australia.

This growth in human population, industry and infrastructure puts pressure on the unique and diverse natural environment of Moreton Bay.

Much loved by locals and holiday-goers, Moreton Bay is also an important biogeographic region because its coral reefs, seagrass beds, mangroves and saltmarshes provide a suitable environment for both tropical and temperate species.

The Bay supports a large number of species of global conservation significance, including marine turtles, dugongs, dolphins, whales and migratory shorebirds, which use the area for feeding or breeding.

Daryl McPhee  is Associate Professor of Environmental Science at Bond University.

You can hear Daryl McPhee and Emma Griffiths talk about Moreton Bay’s unique corals, significant wildlife and Indigenous history on ABC 612 Drive

Other business

  • History of Toondah Harbour development plans presentation
  • Toondah Action Group
  • Toondah petition
  • ‘Welcome back shorebirds’ event
  • Operation Belcarra findings and recommendations

Redlands2030 – 16 October 2017

 

Date: October 26, 2017
Time: 06:30pm
Event: Daryl McPhee speaks about Moreton Bay - 26 October
Topic: Environmental history of Moreton Bay - Darryl McPhee
Sponsor: Redlands2030
Venue: Redlands Multi-Sports Club
Location: Cnr Randall and Bailey Roads
Birkdale 4159
Public: Public

Mick de Brenni

Mick de Brenni MP for Springwood and Minister for Housing and Public Works and Minister for Sport is guest speaker at Redlands2030’s September meeting:

DATE: Thursday 28th September
TIME: 6:00pm for 6:30pm
PLACE: Redlands Multi Sports Club corner of Randall & Bailey Rds, Birkdale

RSVP by email to thereporter@Redlands2030.net

Mr de Brenni’s address will include some aspects of his extensive ministerial responsibilities.

He will also discuss issues relating to areas of Redland City (Sheldon and Mt Cotton) now included in the state seat of Springwood.

For information, the LNP candidate for the seat of Springwood is local councillor Julie Talty (Division 6)

Following the guest speaker Redlands2030 will provide an overview of the Toondah Harbour PDA EPBC process and the outcome of the crowd funded Freedom of Information Application.  Learn who said what, learn how many “bothered” to make a submission and what issues were raised in the EPBC submission process.

We also expect preview of a short Redlands2030 promo and a short discussion on the Native Title.

 

Date: September 28, 2017
Time: 18:00-20:30
Event: Mick de Brenni to speak at Redlands2030 meeting
Topic: Redlands2030 Monthly Meeting
Public: Public

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

 

 

Spring cleaning time and Redlands2030 is doing a fund raising GARAGE SALE with proceeds to be shared with the Cleveland Scout Group.
 
We are in need of items for the Garage Sale and Volunteers to help run the day.

We have a large trailer available and can arrange pick up of any items if needed, or else items can be dropped off at the Cleveland Scout Hall on the Friday evening (3-4pm) or on the morning of the Garage Sale.

PLEASE REPLY if you have any items you care to donate or to put your hand up to volunteer your support i.e. response to: theReporter@Redlands2030.net

More importantly come along on Saturday and meet the Redlands2030 crew and supporters.

All proceeds for Redlands2030 will be put to the campaigns like stopping the ridiculous efforts to build 3600 apartments on reclaimed land in (that is right IN the waters)  Moreton Bay.  The Toondah PDA has grown to current scale without a proper planning framework and without (any) public consultation.

So, in respect of the Toondah PDA we are calling on the Council, the State Government and the Federal government to “Stop the Rort; Fix the port”.

To help us carry the fight forward we need some modest funding and proceeds from this Garage sale will help.

 

 

Date: September 2, 2017
Time: 07:00-13:00 pm
Event: Redlands2030- Garage Sale
Topic: Garage Sale
Sponsor: Redlands2030
Venue: Cleveland Scout Hall,
Public: Public

Date: August 12, 2017—August 12, 2017
Time: 14:00- 16-00
Event: Here's to Life: Annual concert
Venue: Redlands performing Arts centre
3829 8131
Public: Public

game of mates

Game of Mates is a  new book that explains how politically well connected mates get richer and the public loses out.

Those in the Game are named. The costs of hundreds of billions of dollars a year are laid out. Real solutions are proposed and fake solutions are called out as such”.

Cameron Murray, one of the book’s authors, will speak at a book launch in Redland City hosted by Redlands2030.

Date: Thurs 22 June 2017

Time: 6:00 pm

Venue: Redlands Multi-sport Club (NOTE: Thurs 5.30 – 8pm is $10 Steak/salad/chip special)

Venue location: Corner of Randall and Bailey Roads, Birkdale (MAP)

RSVP to  thereporter@Redlands2030.net  (and donation on entry) would be appreciated.

Website: gameofmates.com

Watch the video of the event on Vimeohttps://vimeo.com/222920696.

Don’t have the Vimeo app? Get it from the App Store: http://bit.ly/vimeo_ios

About Game of Mates

Game of Mates tells a tale of economic theft across major sectors of Australia’s economy, showing how ‘James’ and his group of well-connected Mates siphon off billions from the economy to line their own pockets. In property, mining, transport, banking, superannuation, and many more sectors, James and his Mates cooperate to steal huge chunks of the economic pie for themselves.

If you want to know how much this costs the nation, how it is done, and what we can do about it, Game of Mates is the book for you.

“This book will open your eyes to how Australia really works. It’s not good news, but you need to know it.”

Ross Gittins, The Sydney Morning Herald Economics Editor, see book preview.

 

While we are distracted by mythical battles in the Game of Thrones, we are being robbed in the real world “Game of Mates” where the well-connected clip the wages and profits of the hard working. Murray and Frijters provide an entertaining and well researched expose of how privilege and rent-seeking dominates the Australian economy, enriching the Mates in the Game while robbing the rest. And they propose how to end the Game. And they name real names too. This is an explosive and essential book for all Australians. Except the Mates.

Professor Steve Keen, Kingston University

About the authors

Dr Cameron Murray.  

Cameron is an economist and consultant who specialises in property markets, environmental economics, and corruption. He teaches at the University of Queensland, blogs at fresheconomicthinking.com and tweets as DrCameronMurray.

Professor Paul Frijters.

Paul is a prominent research economist and has published over 70 papers in fields including unemployment policy, discrimination and economic development. He regularly commentates on economic issues in newspapers and on television, including articles in the New York Times and on the BBC. He specialises in applied micro-econometrics, including labor, happiness, and health economics, though he has also worked on pure theoretical topics in macro and micro fields. Currently, Paul is a Project Director and Professorial Research Fellow in the Centre for Economic Performance Wellbeing Programme at the London School of Economics.

Redlands2030 – 10 June 2017

Date: June 22, 2017
Time: 06:00 p.m.
Event: Redlands book launch: Game of Mates
Topic: Redlands Book Launch
Public: Public

Game of Mates

Game of Mates is a new book which explains how politically well connected mates get richer and the public loses out.

Cameron Murray, one of the book’s authors, will speak at a book launch in Redland City hosted by Redlands2030.

Date: 22 June 2017

Time: 6:00 pm

Venue: Redlands Multi-sport Club

Venue location: Corner of Randall and Bailey Roads, Birkdale

Copies of “Game of Mates” will be on sale at the event and Cameron Murray will be available to sign copies.

About “Game of Mates”

Game of Mates tells a tale of economic theft across major sectors of Australia’s economy, showing how ‘James’ and his group of well-connected Mates siphon off billions from the economy to line their own pockets. In property, mining, transport, banking, superannuation, and many more sectors, James and his Mates cooperate to steal huge chunks of the economic pie for themselves.

If you want to know how much this costs the nation, how it is done, and what we can do about, Game of Mates is the book for you.

Ross Gittins, The Sydney Morning Herald Economics Editor, said in a book preview:

“This book will open your eyes to how Australia really works. It’s not good news, but you need to know it.”

About the authors

Dr Cameron Murray.

Dr Cameron Murray

Cameron is an economist and consultant who specialises in property markets, environmental economics, and corruption. He teaches at the University of Queensland, blogs at fresheconomicthinking.com and tweets as DrCameronMurray.

Professor Paul Frijters.

Paul is a prominent research economist and has published over 70 papers in fields including unemployment policy, discrimination and economic development. He regularly commentates on economic issues in newspapers and on television, including articles in the New York Times and on the BBC. He specialises in applied micro-econometrics, including labor, happiness, and health economics, though he has also worked on pure theoretical topics in macro and micro fields. Currently, Paul is a Project Director and Professorial Research Fellow in the Centre for Economic Performance Wellbeing Programme at the London School of Economics.

Redlands2030 – 10 June 2017

Event: Redlands book launch - Game of mates
Sponsor: Redlands2030
Venue: Redlands Multi- Sports Club
Public: Public

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

 

Regional Plan

Learn about the Toondah koala tracking project and have your say on the Regional Plan

The Koala Action Group invites you to discuss the proposed new Regional Plan at an information session.

Meeting Details

Date: Sunday 19 February 2017

Time: 5:00 pm

Venue: Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Rd Capalaba

Regional Plan

This will be an opportunity to have your say on the future of Redlands, and its wildlife.

Councillor Wendy Boglary will be guest speaker discussing the State Government’s Draft SEQ Regional Plan 2041 which is a blueprint for where and what density of development will occur over the next 25 years in South East Queensland.

What will the Draft Plan mean for Redlands and what impacts will there be on our lifestyle values, including koalas and the natural environment?

Find out how you can have your say.

Toondah Koala Tracking Project

Koala movements are being mapped as part of the Toondah Harbour koala tracking project

There will also be a presentation on the Toondah Koala Tracking project.  The project which commenced 10 weeks ago is revealing some interesting information on the behaviour and tree preferences of our local koalas.

All are welcome, more information available at www.koalagroup.asn.au.

 

Date: February 19, 2017
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Event: Redlands and the new Regional Plan
Topic: KAG Information Session
Public: Public

Heritage on the Park

Heritage in the Redlands will be discussed at a forum held in the grounds of Fernleigh.

Historic Fernleigh

Historic Fernleigh

Date: 11 February 2017

Time: 3:00 to 5:00 pm

Place: Fernleigh at 73 Shore Street East, Cleveland (next to G.J. Walter Park)

Fernleigh is a private residence included in the Queensland Heritage Register.

It is one of very few houses which have survived from the early European development of Cleveland in the 1860s.

This is a rare opportunity to see a privately owned heritage listed house in the Redlands.

The heritage forum will be hosted by Redlands2030, together with the owners of Fernleigh.

Fernleigh Heritage Forum

All too often there is confusion and debate over the meaning of heritage and the response to issues in the face of a particular development application.

Sadly, the chance to discuss heritage and heritage values is all too often in a “pressure cooker” like situation when properties with heritage significance are threatened by development.

At this forum, qualified speakers will talk about:

  • The history of settlement in Cleveland
  • Heritage values of Fernleigh (and nearby buildings)
  • A personal perspective of what is involved in managing a heritage listed home
  • Update on Willards Farm (near Capalaba)

The highlight of the afternoon will be walk through Fernleigh cottage, guided by the owners.349

After the formalities light refreshments will be served in the garden of Fernleigh which enjoys peaceful views over G.J. Walter Park.

This will be an opportunity to socialise and learn more about heritage, heritage protection and the early history of Cleveland.

Book your place

There will be a small entry charge of $12/head for what promises to be an interesting afternoon – refreshments included.

To book your place please RSVP by 9 February to:

thereporter@redlands2030.net

 

Redlands2030

 

Date: February 11, 2017
Time: 3:00-5:00pm
Event: Redlands heritage forum at Fernleigh Cottage
Topic: Fernleigh Heritage Form,
Sponsor: Redlands2030
Venue: Fernleigh
Location: 71 Shore Street East
Cleveland, Queensland
Public: Private

mbrs

Enjoy a cruise through the Moreton Bay and learn about Indigenous bush tucker at The University of Queensland’s Moreton Bay Research Station’s annual Open Day on 19 November.

Based on North Stradbroke Island, the Moreton Bay Research Station is one of Australia’s largest marine research centres.

Station Manager Kevin Townsend said the Open Day offered a unique opportunity for the public to see the work that goes on at the station.

“Activities on the day include Moreton Bay cruises, a wildlife live animal show, reverse garbage art workshops, a performance from the UQ Science Demo Troupe, and touch tank and fish displays.

“There will be research talks given by scientific experts highlighting cutting edge research, covering topics as diverse as mud in Moreton Bay to fish parasites, manta rays and stingrays, cuttlefish, dolphins and mud plumes.”

Mr Townsend said free boat cruises, guided by qualified teachers and a scientific expert, will provide visitors with insight into many aspects of Moreton Bay, including fisheries, seagrass and plankton.

Those looking to keep their feet on the ground will have the opportunity to learn more about the Island’s Indigenous history.

Local elders will share their knowledge and culture in a number of activities throughout the day, starting with a Welcome to Country ceremony.

A local Aboriginal guide will take visitors along the Goompie Trail, a one-hour historical walk along the Dunwich foreshore.

Participants will learn about Aboriginal artifacts, traditional hunting methods, bush tucker, medicines, traditional ochres, and see the remnants of an old rock fish trap.

The Open Day, centred around the UQ’s Moreton Bay Research Station, is a 25-minute ferry ride from Cleveland.

Event supporters include:

  • Sibelco Australia Ltd,
  • Dolphin Research Australia,
  • Dunwich State School,
  • Friends of Stradroke Island,
  • Griffith University,
  • Humpback and Highrises,
  • Mangrove Watch,
  • Minjerribah and Moorigumpin Elders in Council,
  • North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum,
  • Ocean Connect,
  • Project Manta,
  • Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation,
  • Queenslandd Parks and Wildlife,
  • Reef Check Australia,
  • Salt Water Murris,
  • SIMO,
  • Wildcare Straddie,
  • Tangalooma EcoMarines,
  • UQ Science Demo Troupe,
  • University of Sunshine Coast, and
  • station volunteers.

 

Media: Dr Kathy Townsend, kathy.townsend@uq.edu.au, 07 3409 9058.

Date: November 19, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m-03:00 p.m
Event: Moreton Bay Research Station: OPEN DAY
Topic: Moreton Bay Research Station OPEN DAY
Sponsor: The Unviversity of Queensland
07 3409 9058
Venue: Moreton Bay Research Station at Dunwich
Public: Public

HTL 2016

Its on again!

The annual “Here’s to Life” concert.  It will be at the Redlands Performing Arts Centre on Saturday 17 September 2016.  Its always great entertainment!

Tickets are Adults $29, Group Bookings (10+) $26 Concession $26 and Children (to 14 yrs) $13.

Redlands2030 are pleased to promote this event and help the “here’s to life team”

 

 

Date: September 17, 2016
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Event: Here's To Life: Annual Concert
Topic: HTL Concert
Venue: Redlands performing Arts Centre
07 38298131
Location: 2-16 Middle Street, Cleveland
Cleveland
Public: Public
Location

Toondah Harbour project update by Redlands2030 on Saturday morning 10 September in G.J. Walter Park on Middle Street

 

Toondah Harbour Project Update

  • What is the Toondah Harbour Project?
  • Will it benefit the community?
  • Why does it seem nothing’s happening?

Just some of the questions to be discussed at a Redlands2030 community update:

Date: Saturday 10 September 2016

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Place: Middle Street end of G.J. Walter Park, just before the ferry terminal (Google Maps)

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The Calypso at Toondah Harbour

Meet the Redlands2030 crew and others in the community who are concerned about the scope, scale and impacts of the project proposed by Walker Corporation.

Drop in to the information tent for tea/coffee and a chat.

We’ll have sausages sizzling as well.

Learn about developments proposed over a 20 year construction period and tell us what you think is needed.

One of the Toondah koalas

One of the Toondah koalas

Redlands2030 recently reported a fifth delay to the Project’s environmental assessment.

The project as currently proposed (see the Walker Corporation Master Plan below) would adversely affect the Toondah koalas, critically endangered shorebirds and internationally recognised Ramsar wetlands.

Walker corporation's master plan for its proposed Toondah harbour development

Walker Corporation’s proposed Toondah Harbour Master Plan formed the basis for a 3D flyover simulation prepared by Redlands2030

 

Date: September 10, 2016
Time: 08:00-11:00 a.m.
Event: Toondah Harbour Project Update
Topic: Toondah Harbour Project Update
Venue: GJ Walter Park
Location: Middle Street near the ferry terminal (opposite the former CSIRO site)
Cleveland
Public: Public

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Cleveland Scouts and Redlands2030 are having a community gathering on Saturday 16th July from 7am onwards.

And again on Sunday 17th July from 7am 
Come along to the Cleveland Scout Den, 42 Gordon Street, Ormiston for a Garage Sale bargain! Lots to choose from, bric-a-brac and sausage sizzle!

Support your community, join us for a cuppa and a chat with proceeds going to Cleveland Scouts and Redlands2030. www.redlands2030.net

At 10am Saturday, come along and learn about Redlands2030.  The whys, the wherefores and the who!

 

Date: July 16, 2016—July 17, 2016
Event: Bric-a-Brac Fest 16 July
Topic: Bric-a-brac Festival
Sponsor: Cleveland Scouts and Redlands2030
Venue: Cleveland Scout Den
Location: 42 Gordon Street
Ormiston
Public: Public