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 […]

Labor members question the Party’s policies

People expect which ever party is in power, Labor or LNP,  to manage the economy and ensure that there are jobs for Queenslanders, now and in the future. But if Labor is to seriously consider winning the upcoming state election it also needs to address environmental issues like: Climate change and coal mining Protecting our […]

Busy showgrounds upsets Cleveland residents

Letters this week say residents’ concerns about excessive noise, artificial lighting and traffic congestion at Cleveland Showgrounds have fallen on deaf Council ears. Another local is disappointed with the lack of Council action to restore the health of the creek running into the Black Swamp wetlands. Cleveland Showgrounds On behalf of many concerned residents of […]

Protected Area Strategy – rushed consultation

The Palaszczuk Government is consulting on a draft Protected Area Strategy, giving the community about three weeks to read, consider and respond to the draft document by 24 February 2017. Why has the Minister allowed so little time for the community to engage in discussion about this important issue? A Protected Area Strategy deserves better […]

 

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

Council responds to Ombudsman’s report

Significant issues such as responding to the Ombudsman’s investigative report were not discussed at the Redland City Council general meeting last week. With a very light agenda, it was no surprise that the meeting was brief – 23 minutes to be exact. The meeting was chaired by Deputy Mayor Cr Wendy Boglary – Mayor Karen […]

Carbrook’s “mini city” lacks a business case

An application for development of a 1,500 unit riverside ‘mini city’ at Carbrook will soon be considered by the Logan City Council. Local residents have raised significant concerns about the environmental, social and ecological impacts of the development as well as the inadequate consultation process. But what about the business case? The developer’s business case […]

Why is the SEQ Regional Plan being gutted?

Who is pushing for changes to the south east Queensland regional plan? The current plan, adopted in 2009, attempts to control urban sprawl and ensure a balanced approach to development in the State’s congested south east corner. Comparing the existing SEQ Regional Plan with the newer model, Shaping SEQ, it is clear that Jackie Trad (Minister […]

Council’s agenda to increase building costs

The agenda for Redland City Council’s meeting on 8 February is remarkably empty, raising questions about the many important issues which councillors are not discussing in front of the community. Building certification fees to rise Apart from routine noting of routine reports the only agenda item scheduled for discussion publicly is a proposal to increase […]