Proposed Subdivision will remove 20 koala trees

Are of proposed 24 lot subdivision at 223-231 Wellington Street, Ormiston.

Are of proposed 24 lot subdivision at 223-231 Wellington Street, Ormiston (click to enlarge)

Redland City Council is considering a proposed 24 lot subdivision that would result in 20 koala habitat trees being removed

A detailed report proposing that the subdivision be allowed is item 11.2.3 on the agenda for Council’s next meeting.

The publicly available report provides details of the vegetation to be cleared and mentions plans for planting trees elsewhere to offset this loss of mature koala habitat trees

Councillor Wendy Boglary

Councillor Wendy Boglary

Vehicle access issues are also discussed in the report to Council.

Councillor Wendy Boglary has advised that there are points in the report that do not address the concerns of residents. She intends to speak about these at the Council meeting on Wednesday.

Any member of the community is able to attend this Council meeting which will be held at the Council’s offices in Bloomfield Street Cleveland starting at 9:30 am on Wednesday 17 September.

Reconfiguration plan for 223-231 Wellington Rd, Ormiston (click to enlarge)

Reconfiguration plan for 223-231 Wellington Rd, Ormiston (click to enlarge)

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5 thoughts on “Proposed Subdivision will remove 20 koala trees

  1. Hi Wendy, most people I know are commenting on this article on Facebook which you probably do not get to read and there are a lot.

    If the information we have read is correct then it is fair to say that there is an overwhelming anger that Redlands council have again not applied common sense in their approving of this development on RURAL LAND and as recent history shows, natural forests in your district have been pillaged repeatedly by developers whom council have backed with more and more wildlife ending up as road kill.

    With respect, you gave reference to discussing this with council, well I wish you all the best.

    regards

    R Francis

  2. Hi Wendy, most people I know are commenting on this article on Facebook which you probably do not get to read and there are a lot.

    If the information we have read is correct then it is fair to say that there is an overwhelming anger that Redlands council have again not applied common sense in their approving of this development on RURAL LAND and as recent history shows, natural forests in your district have been pillaged repeatedly by developers whom council have backed.

    Wealth and greed is the driving factor which will result in the destruction of creatures great and small and it will be the children of the future that will hold their heads in shame one day because responsible people voted by the public, acted selfishly and without the support of the common people.

    With respect, you gave reference to discussing this with council, well I wish you all the luck in the world as I have no doubt your argument will fall on deaf ears.

    regards

    Francis

  3. Thanks to Wendy for advising the community of this application , i would encourage people to drive past the block on the corner of Lyndon Road and Redland Bay Road Capalaba, and see how some in this council protects the trees. The development has been referred to as the Great Error opps Era of Capalaba, a block of land zoned rural not residential but thanks to the Seccombe Six which included Karen Williams, Alan beard, Peter Dowling and of course ex Mayor Seccombe, developers were given an approval to build about 300homes. It was a 6/5 vote like a number of similar votes for developemens in the city, which were approved for development on land zoned rural, which should never have happened
    .The Era development block was identified as the most signifIcamt koala habit in Redlands it was used as a research site and was seen as the crossroads for koala in Redlands. The trees on the site has been trashed, not one left on the boundary or within the Development have been protected. For a good example of residential with a bush land character, places where houses and tress are living In Harmony. I would recommend The Reserve off Ney Road, or The Woods estate in Mt Cotton. If developers are forced to work with the environment they will put some effort into it, but there has to be political will and Council staff need to be committed and make sure conditions will fulfill this objective.

  4. This is in addition to the trees that are slowly being cleared at 52-54 Rose St Ormiston to make way for yet another subdivision. It is well known that the destruction of habitat is the “greatest threat to koala’s.” Another significant threat to koala’s is Chlamydia. Chlamydia is considered to be a stress related disease due to habitat loss.
    Our Mayor has been quoted as saying that ““With the most significant koala population in Australia, the Redlands plays an important role in koala survival nationally.” She has encouraged us to “..raise the profile of our much-loved, iconic species and encouraged the community to do their part to save our local koalas.”
    It’s time to STOP the land clearing and start working to ensure our “much-loved iconic species” are protected, before their profile is raised, because there are no more koalas left in the Redlands.
    In 2013 the koala population of the Redlands was “estimated to be at less than 3000 koalas.” Our local koala population has “declined 62 percent over the last 10 years.” The time to act is NOW.

    • Kylie says the time to act is NOW on Sep 14, 2013. Since then, Fiteni & Co have been actively with Council permission, destroying dozens of highly valued koala habitat trees with people still grieving over loss of 27 habitat trees on perimeter of a paddock Fiteni would not allow local residents to purchase to save the trees and koalas in Ormiston with lots more to go. The cruel method of placing metal collars at the base of trees so koalas can’t climb them is appalling. But it’s all about money and being a millionaire with deep pockets, Fiteni can throw his weight around plus Ausbuild, Fox & Bell who have the Redlands available land for development all sewn up it seems to many of us. Ringing in my ears are the words of a former Birkdale Redlands Sporting Club member… who knew ex-Mayor Don Seccombe well ..that the Redland koalas are doomed. It’s all coming to pass…sadly.

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