Dealing with violence in the Redlands

Redland City Councillors will consider asking the Local Government Association of Queensland to provide leadership in preventing domestic and family violence in various ways including: influencing social norms for more equal relationships between men and women and championing ‘whole of community’ approaches to raising awareness and responding to opportunities to promote respectful relationships In State […]

No need for mainland Rural Fire Brigade

A comprehensive report by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES), presented formally to Council on 26 July made many recommendations but did not suggest the need for establishment of a Rural Fire Brigade (RFB) for mainland Redland City. In a letter dated 21 July (but only recently made publicly available) the QFES Commissioner advised Mayor […]

Redland’s Biggest ‘PHISHING’ Trip with Laming

We have collectively been showered by yet another of Andrew Laming’s expensive and self-serving ‘surveys’, which he touts as “Redland’s Biggest”. As if size trumps value/integrity!  (“Never mind the quality, feel the width…,” as the old vaudeville line goes.) This latest in an unfortunate series of Laming’s amateurish and dubious data-gathering exercises is foisted on us […]

Community values and the Commonwealth land

Future use of the Commonwealth land in Birkdale, management of community radio station Bay FM and the need for better mentoring of our future political leaders are discussed in letters to Redlands2030. If you have something to say, send an email to theeditor@redlands2030.net Commonwealth lands at Birkdale Andrew Laming MP has been discussing the future […]

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

Organisation restructure on Council agenda

Redland City Council will discuss two industrially sensitive issues in closed session at its next meeting on Wednesday 9 August: Provision of Council services Proposed changes to the organisational structure for Redland City Council The only other matters on the agenda are routine reports, for noting. At the previous meeting on 26 July Council discussed […]

Gold Coast Spit saved – what about Toondah?

The Palaszczuk Government has terminated the proposed ASF development on the Gold Coast Spit and will move forward with a community-led master plan. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the decision was based on ensuring the best long term solution for the Gold Coast. “Like many Queenslanders, I have enjoyed visiting the Spit for decades,” Ms Palaszczuk […]

Toondah Harbour proposal is all wrong

The proposed Toondah Harbour project and overall lack of community input into planning continue to be of major concern to many as shown in these letters to the Editor. If you have something to say about anything, send an email to: theeditor@redlands2030.net Protect our spectacular natural environment Please, please, local government, think! We are blessed […]

Redlands and the 2017 State Infrastructure Plan

Redlands gets very few mentions in the updated State Infrastructure Plan  released yesterday by Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure Jackie Trad. The Part B: Program – 2017 update (2017 Plan) includes a four year program of infrastructure investment aligned with the recently delivered 2017–18 State Budget. So what infrastructure will benefit the Redlands? Cross River […]

Council fails to provide enough sports fields

Redlands doesn’t have enough sports fields to meet community needs with a shortfall of 100 hectares likely to get worse due to population growth over the next decade. Land recently purchased by the Council in Mount Cotton for $7 million may not help in the short term. Only horse riding facilities are catered for in […]

Quandamooka Festival 2017 activities underway

Quandamooka Festival 2017 is well under way with a range of events and activities from the beginning of July through to the end of September. The festival is an opportunity to learn more about the Quandamooka people’s history and culture. Events are taking place right across the Redlands enabling people to learn more about lands […]

Koalas threatened by massive Toondah project

Concerns about threats to Cleveland’s koalas were among 1,400 submissions to the Federal Government about Walker Group’s revised proposal for a massive residential development at Toondah Harbour. Plans for development of 3,600 apartments on dredged and reclaimed wetlands in Moreton Bay were referred to the Federal Government because of likely impacts on matters of national […]

Car park food market back on Council agenda

Changes to the licence for Chefs Inc. to run a food market in the Cleveland Library car park for up to ten years will be discussed by Redland City Council at it’s next meeting on Wednesday 12 July. The discussion is scheduled to be in closed session without media or the public present. In August […]

Planning and development inquiry needed

Investigations have found that $1.7 Billion is siphoned from Queensland’s public purse each year by “mates” involved in the property development industry. Have your say by calling for an inquiry into Queensland’s planning and development industry. Recently, Redlands2030 invited  Dr Cameron Murray to launch his book “Game of Mates: How favours Bleed the Nation”. “Our […]

Democracy and the Redland City Council

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This week we publish readers’ letters about Redland City Council’s cuts to funding for the Donald Simpson Community Centre, some questions about democracy for the new CEO and caring for our coastal areas. But first, we publish the original version of our own letter to the Bulletin, about Toondah Harbour. Toondah problems Minister Frydenberg’s decision […]