Political donations and council election probes

Queensland’s anti-corruption fighter the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) is still investigating issues relating to the 2016 local government election held 12 months ago on 19 March 2016. The Gold Coast City Council was the initial focus of attention with a CCC inquiry announced on 5 September 2016 after 60 reports about political donations published […]

Chicken poo power on Council agenda

On Wednesday Redland City Council will consider yet another request for more time to develop a chicken poo fuelled power station next to Darwhalla’s Golden Cockerel abbatoir in Mt Cotton. The decade old application for a chicken poo incinerator at Mt Cotton was approved on appeal to the Land and Environment Court, the approval was […]

Infrastructure overrun by the population ponzi

Infrastructure in our major cities is at or over capacity. William Bourke, President of Sustainable Australia Party, claims that this is a politically engineered crisis Australia needs to address by lowering immigration rates. Australia’s rapid population growth NAB Chairman Ken Henry recently stated that Australia’s population is expected to grow by an astonishing 400,000 people every year, […]

Development and heritage in letters to the editor

Residents this week question a proposed development in Thornlands and ask if the new collaboration between UDIA and Council will really result in better design and development outcomes in the Redlands. A descendent of James Willard seeks more information about historic Willard’s Farm, and a local wonders if Redland Bay State School is poised to […]

Council drags heels responding to Ombudsman

An investigation into Redland City Council’s unreasonable threat of defamation action against two city residents is yet to be resolved. The Ombudsman published The Redland City Council Defamation Report over two months ago, on 5 January 2017. Redland City Council’s Mayor, CEO and General Counsel were each given an opportunity to respond to the Ombudsman’s […]

City Plan approved with ‘surprise’ amendment

A raft of changes to the draft Redland City Plan were approved at a special meeting of Redland City Council on Tuesday 28 February. During the meeting Mayor Karen Williams talked often about the eighty twenty rule without ever explaining what it meant. Following a significant amendment which ensured that tree clearing in rural areas […]

Protecting Moreton Bay Marine Park

Locals writing in this week share their concerns about protecting the Moreton Bay Marine Park, the tragic decline of local koalas and the request to Council for a four year extension to build the Mt Cotton chicken manure incinerator. Moreton Bay Marine Park Moreton Bay Marine Park must be protected…. no dredging and building high […]

SEQ Regional Plan – jargon, omissions and bias

If the SEQ Regional Plan, branded by the current government as ShapingSEQ, is meant to be an important part of how we plan what goes where the document should be readable, complete and free of bias. Too much jargon After flicking past the pictures, maps and narrative which fill the first 149 pages of the […]

Why rush to approve a half-baked city plan?

After months of post election wrangling over the proposed new Redlands Planning Scheme Mayor Karen Williams has ambushed councillors and the community by calling for the new City Plan to be approved at a short notice special meeting tomorrow. Councillors have indicated that they were expecting proposed amendments to the Draft City Plan 2015 at […]

Planning and Labor’s sins of omission

The sins of omission

The “Shaping SEQ” Regional Plan is a step back in time to when government in Queensland was old fashioned and if the media or anyone else asked awkward questions they were told “don’t you worry about that”. The Fitzgerald Inquiry helped to clean up government in Queensland. But time not only heals wounds, it also […]

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

Redlands ferries boost Sealink’s interim results

Sealink Travel Group, the owner and operator of ferries and barges servicing North Stradbroke Island and the southern Moreton Bay islands, has announced record sales and profit in all its businesses. For the six months to December 31 2016, Sealink posted a net profit after tax of $13.1 million, an increase of 52% compared with […]

Treetop training centre on Council agenda

Plans for development of a treetop training centre in Victoria Point will be considered by Redland City Council at its next general meeting on Wednesday 22 February 2017. The proposal was discussed by Redlands2030 in a post published on 18 March 2016 when the development application was advertised. Treetop training centre planned for Victoria Point […]

Redlands, have your say about the regional plan

The State Government’s draft new regional plan Shaping SEQ is a blueprint for ongoing population growth with little thought given to quality of life, adequacy of infrastructure and environmental impacts. READ, PRINT, change if needed, SIGN and SEND the Ready-Made Submission before midnight on Friday 3 March 2017. Redlands should expect its population to increase by 25% from […]