The proposed Shoreline development would extinguish a vital tract of prime farming land in Redland Bay. Productive farms along Serpentine Creek Road and Scenic Road will be lost to future generations and as will their right to farm.
This would be a sad legacy of the current Redland City Council and State Government.
Don’t rush to build houses at Shoreline
I want to see a long-lasting agreement between Council and State Government about securing valuable food-producing land in Redland Bay. I don’t want the Council to be rushed to make decisions which has so often seen farm land sacrificed for housing. We need to determine our priorities and offer protection to this ideal cropping soil rather than develop it for short-term gain.
My husband and I are mixed cropping and livestock farmers on the Darling Downs and as I spent many years of my childhood at Victoria Point, I am keen to return to the Redlands.
We will need farm land for the future!
Demand for urban agriculture will increase and planning controls need to be kept in place to secure the future of this first-class farming land. Small scale farms should be a feature of the Redlands and this allows the land to remain productive indefinitely. Future Redlands residents will need land space to grow food locally.
The Redland City councillors should genuinely plan for the Redlands residents of the future.
How will our children judge us if we extinguish the last remaining farm land at Redland Bay?