Koala conservation plan on Council agenda

Progress made in implementing Redland City Council’s Koala Conservation Action Plan will be discussed by councillors at Wednesday’s general meeting. Decline in koala numbers An 80% decline in koala population densities between 1996 and 2014 for the Redlands and nearby areas (the “Koala Coast”) was identified in a report to the State Government in 2015. […]

Controversial creek crossing on council agenda

A controversial $1.6 million footpath, bridge and boardwalk across Eprapah Creek will be discussed at Redland City Council’s general meeting on Wednesday. The proposed pathway would link Villa World’s Affinity Estate residential development off Boundary Road in Thornlands to Fox and Bell’s Victoria Point Lakeside shopping centre. There is already an adequate pathway linking these […]

Tree vandalism warning issued by Council

Poisoning and hacking attacks on trees in Wellington Point have prompted an appeal by Redland City Council for residents to report any suspicious behaviour. Attempts have been made poison a large koala habitat tree in O’Connell Parade. In what appears to be an unrelated act of vandalism, one of Wellington Point’s avenue of colourful ponciana […]

Caring for our common Toondah home

On World Wetlands Day 2018 Redlands2030 is publishing the full version of a speech prepared by Reverend Douglas Jones for the Welcome Back Shorebirds event held recently. Rev. Jones says that we must all become questioning carers to protect our common home including our environment and its inhabitants such as the migratory shorebirds which spend […]

Birds in the Redlands – a helpful guide

At the end of 2016, a group of dedicated volunteers successfully secured a Community Conservation Grant from Redland City Council to develop a brochure for the city that would showcase the best places for watching birds in the diverse habitats of the Redlands. In late 2016, work began researching and visiting the numerous potential sites […]

Premier, please protect the Toondah wetlands

Community action to protect Cleveland’s lifestyle and Moreton Bay’s environment continues in 2018, four years since the Toondah Harbour Priority Development Area was announced. We must act now to ensure that our Premier and other elected representatives do the right thing for our community, future generations and the environment. It’s the Labor Party’s policy to […]

Political party reform – the elephant in the room

The need for reform within the Queensland Labor Party is discussed in a letter to Redlands2030 by one of our regular correspondents. Labor Party frontbencher Mark Butler recently called for democratic reforms to allow party members to vote for important positions including state leaders, Senate candidates and vacancies, saying that “backroom buffoonery” is holding the […]

Climate change needs action from politicians

Are our political leaders doing something about climate change, or do they plan to? As a custodians of our nation and people, are they thinking ahead about our children and their children? The established facts include that for three million years, Carbon dioxide (CO2) has been at a concentration of less than 3 molecules per […]

Cameron Costello, CEO of the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC), will be guest speaker at the next public meeting of Redlands2030.

DATE: Thursday 22 February 2018

TIME: 6:15pm for a 6:30pm start

PLACE: Redlands Multi-Sports club in Birkdale Google Maps link

To reserve a seat RSVP to thereporter@redlands2030.net

Cameron Costello

Cameron Costello is CEO of the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC)

Cameron Costello

Cameron Costello is CEO of the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC).

A short documentary about Cameron Costello and QYAC screened by SBS as part of the series “Desperate Measures” can be viewed on demand.

“Sacred Sands with Cameron Costello”, made in 2014, tells the story of QYAC’s struggle  to achieve better outcomes for the Quandamooka people.

Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation

The Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation manages the recognized Native Title rights and interests of the Quandamooka Peoples.

Quandamooka territory, known as ‘Country’, comprises the waters and lands of and around Moorgumpin (Moreton Island), Minjerribah, the Southern Moreton Bay islands and South Stradbroke Island. It includes the mainland from the mouth ofthe Brisbane River, Wynnum, Chandler, Lytton, Belmont, Tingalpa, south to Cleveland, to the Logan River.

QYAC is involved in discussions with the State Government about the North Stradbroke Island economic transition and some projects are already underway including the Minjerribah Cultural Centre.

World Heritage listing for a large area of Moreton Bay, Moreton Island and North Stradbroke Island has been initiated by QYAC.


Redlands2030 – 29 January 2018

Date: February 22, 2018
Time: 06:15-08:00 p.m.
Event: Cameron Costello to speak at next Redlands2030 meeting
Topic: Cameron Costello
Sponsor: Redlands2030
Venue: Redlands Multi-Sports Club
Public: Public

Rowdy start for Redlands Council in 2018

The new year got off to a rowdy start with Mayor Karen Williams struggling to maintain order at the Redland City Council meeting on Wednesday 24 January. During a heated verbal exchange between councillors Julie Talty and Murray Elliott, Mayor Karen Williams loudly banged her gavel and then threatened to expel both councillors from the […]

First Nations treaty should be the priority

Controversy over celebration of Australia Day on the anniversary of First Fleet colonisation has overshadowed other important issues such implementing a treaty acceptable to First Australians. At last year’s Queensland State Election Labor won a majority of 48 seats in the Parliament.  With that comes an enormous opportunity for the Labor Government to finally look […]

Community radio – filling in the gap

One of Australia’s best-kept secrets is the touch of a button away. It’s community radio and in the Redlands, it’s Bay FM 100.3, which began regular broadcasts in 1994. A hop, skip and a jump away is Logan’s own community station, 101.1 FM, on-air since 1988. But what can these stations offer that other broadcasting […]

Residents to keep Teak Lane bushland buffer

Plans to build a shopping centre car park on publicly owned conservation land have been quashed, ending years of anxiety for neighbouring landowners facing the loss of a well treed buffer zone. In November 2017 the Planning and Environment Court upheld a decision by Redland City Council to refuse an application for development of additional […]

Redlands residents support Toondah petition

The New Year starts with concerns about development near Victoria Point, the Redlands2030 petition to the Council to withdraw its support for the Toondah PDA and another ratepayer very concerned about the operations of the Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission. Another reader’s perspective challenges some fundamentals about the existence of Redland City Council and is […]

Protecting the Toondah Wetlands was the driving force for the Moreton Bay Ramsar Site

Research by Save Straddie reveals the very strong connection between past efforts to protect the Toondah wetlands and the listing of Moreton Bay under the Ramsar Convention for the protection of internationally important wetlands. The Palaszczuk Government’s highly controversial plan to allow the wetlands around Cleveland’s Toondah Harbour to be dredged and “reclaimed” is not […]