Community Centre gets $25,000 from State Govt

The State Government will make a one off grant of $25,000 to the Donald Simpson Community Centre so it can continue to support local seniors and contribute to an age-friendly community. Redland City Council decided to cut operational funding support for the Community Centre in a split vote decision at a general meeting on 19 […]

Traffic slowing down on Redlands roads

Cleveland-Redland Bay Road is carrying less traffic but average speeds at morning and afternoon peak times have fallen over the past year according to data just published. The report, Greater Brisbane key corridors performance January – June 2017, provides information about traffic volumes and average speeds for a number of heavily used roads managed by […]

Mayor Williams’ Toondah claims need testing

A letter from Mayor Karen Williams to the Federal Government was one of the many Toondah submissions obtained through Redlands2030’s recent Freedom of Information (FOI) inquiry. As a letter of support it was in very exclusive company. The Government said only eight submissions supported the project compared with 1,411 opposing submissions when it consulted about […]

Community rallies against Toondah plan

More than 300 people, supported by a local koala, gathered in G.J. Walter Park on Saturday to voice concerns about plans for 3,600 apartments to be developed on dredged Ramsar wetlands. Aboriginal elder Norm Enoch was the first person to speak. He explained the importance of this area and its cultural heritage to Traditional Owners […]

Toondah petition to Redland City Council

Redland City Council will be asked to withdraw its support for Walker Group’s proposed Toondah Harbour project in a petition initiated by Redlands2030. Petition wording We, the undersigned Residents of Redland City request that Council: Withdraw its support for Walker Group’s proposed Toondah Harbour residential development which the community considers to be clearly unacceptable Work […]

Ramsar Secretariat warns on Toondah impacts

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Australia has been reminded of its obligations to protect internationally significant wetlands and protected species by the organisation which manages the Ramsar Convention. The Ramsar Secretariat, based in Switzerland,  made one of the 1,411 submissions opposing residential development in the Moreton Bay Ramsar Site next to Toondah Harbour. Key points in the Ramsar Secretariat’s submission […]

Toondah project gets support from Grand View

How would the proposed development of 3,600 apartments on dredged Ramsar wetlands next to Toondah Harbour affect Cleveland’s heritage listed Grand View Hotel? Perhaps the hotel would get some extra custom while 3,600 apartments are constructed over a period of 15-20 years. But the hotel might not have such a ‘grand view’ if a number […]

Jobs impact of Toondah overstated, dishonest

Claims about the employment impact of Walker Group’s proposed Toondah project are “widely overstated” and “dishonest” according to one of the 1,411 submissions opposing the project. Jobs claims questioned This submission says even if 500 permanent jobs were to result from the project, the extra residents would require 3,000 to 5,000 new jobs “which would […]

Redlands residents question population growth

Concerned residents write about banning political donations by developers, traffic congestion and the proposed Toondah project and the need for Australia’s politicians to question our immigration policies. If you have something to say send an email to Australia’s population to reach 100 million people Gerry Harvey (of Harvey Norman) has made news predicting Australia […]

Brisbane Marketing submission on Toondah

Redland City is an unspoilt jewel for holidaymakers and visitors to Queensland’s south-east according to Brisbane Marketing, responsible for tourism promotion in south east Queensland. The Brisbane Marketing website includes tourism information about Redlands. If you want to know where to “see or snuggle with Australia’s favourite cuddly marsupial” Brisbane Marketing lists 7 spots to […]

Mick de Brenni

Mick de Brenni MP for Springwood and Minister for Housing and Public Works and Minister for Sport is guest speaker at Redlands2030’s September meeting:

DATE: Thursday 28th September
TIME: 6:00pm for 6:30pm
PLACE: Redlands Multi Sports Club corner of Randall & Bailey Rds, Birkdale

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Mr de Brenni’s address will include some aspects of his extensive ministerial responsibilities.

He will also discuss issues relating to areas of Redland City (Sheldon and Mt Cotton) now included in the state seat of Springwood.

For information, the LNP candidate for the seat of Springwood is local councillor Julie Talty (Division 6)

Following the guest speaker Redlands2030 will provide an overview of the Toondah Harbour PDA EPBC process and the outcome of the crowd funded Freedom of Information Application.  Learn who said what, learn how many “bothered” to make a submission and what issues were raised in the EPBC submission process.

We also expect preview of a short Redlands2030 promo and a short discussion on the Native Title.


Date: September 28, 2017
Time: 18:00-20:30
Event: Mick de Brenni to speak at Redlands2030 meeting
Topic: Redlands2030 Monthly Meeting
Public: Public

Walker Group’s Toondah plan is unacceptable

A Redlands resident urges the Federal Government to reject Walker Group’s proposed Toondah residential development as being clearly unacceptable. The submission says Walker Group’s proposed investment in apartments is not critical infrastructure and should not be allowed to justify the destruction of  protected Ramsar wetlands and endangered wildlife, including migratory shorebirds and koalas. Re: Walker […]

Amy MacMahon takes on Jackie Trad

In the inner-Brisbane state seat of South Brisbane, where construction of new apartment blocks is changing the landscape, the election campaign has been under way for months with Greens challenger Amy MacMahon taking on Deputy Premier Jackie Trad. The Greens rate their chances highly in South Brisbane. This seat shares much of the area won […]

Duty of care – Currumbin Wildlife Hospital

Currumbin Wildlife Hospital treats more than 9,000 wild animals every year, most of them injured due to human impact such as habitat loss, domestic pet attacks, vehicle hits, and getting caught in fishing tackle. The Wildlife Hospital is part of the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, one of the Gold Coast’s major tourist attractions. Both the Sanctuary […]