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Busy showgrounds upsets Cleveland residents

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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

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Carbrook’s “mini city” lacks a business case

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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

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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

Cleveland station needs parking not apartments

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Letters about development in the Redlands

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Local government electoral laws – submission

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Ombudsman slams Redland City Council

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Trust and transparency in local government

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