Business in Redlands

Business in Redlands, Letters to the Editor, Toondah Harbour

Residents react to news about Toondah project

Letters to Redlands2030 have flowed in faster than normal in the shadow of the ABC’s revelations about the EPBC decisions by former Minister for Environment Josh Frydenberg. Surely the Federal Government can’t sustain a business as usual approach. Equally the State Government should be making sure that public confidence in its decision making is restored. […]

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Business in Redlands, Economic Development Strategy

Why reduce car parking in Cleveland?

Car parking in Cleveland is being steadily lost by decisions of Redland City Council and the State Government. The result is land is ‘repurposed’ from car parks which the community finds useful to development sites which investors find profitable. This is of concern to people who shop and do other business in Cleveland as well

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Business in Redlands, Governance, Toondah Harbour

Will Toondah kill off the Cleveland CBD?

Redland City Council has refused to make publicly available a report about the economic impacts on the Cleveland CBD of development at Toondah Harbour including retail and hospitality activities. Redlands2030 raised concerns about the future of the Cleveland CBD when presenting a petition to Redland City Council, asking it to: Withdraw its support for Walker

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Business in Redlands, Submission, Toondah Harbour

Straddie Chamber supports Toondah project

One of very few submissions to the Federal Government which supported Walker Group’s revised Toondah Project plan was made by the Straddie Chamber of Commerce. The Government says it received 1,419 public submissions about Walker Group’s project referral under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act, with 1,411 submissions opposing the project and just

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Business in Redlands, Infrastructure, Toondah Harbour

Sealink profit up but Straddie route challenging

Record sales and profit for the full year ending June 2017 were recently announced by Sealink Travel Group which operates ferry services in various Australian locations including Moreton Bay. The ASX listed company (SLK) said record sales of $201.4m (up 13.5% from $177.5m in 2016) were driven by full year impact of business acquisitions and

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Business in Redlands, Governance

Redland City Council Budget 2017/18

Redland City Council’s 2017/18 Budget was adopted by unanimous vote at today’s Special Budget Meeting. Rates for residential property owners will increase more than the Brisbane inflation rate. Pensioners hoping for an increase in their rates discount will be disappointed as will commercial property owners who can expect a large rates increase. Rate rise for

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Business in Redlands, Governance, Toondah Harbour

Tourism and CBD incentives on Council agenda

A proposal to continue providing incentives for developers will be considered by Redland City Council at its general meeting on Wednesday 21 June. Councillors will also: discuss an update on activities of the Redlands Economic Development Advisory Board delegate to the CEO a number of powers under the new Planning Act adopt a revenue policy

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Business in Redlands, Community, Governance

Cr Elliott fired up over Council’s “dog act”

Councillors’ reaction to the Ombudsman’s report, overseas travel approvals, the Alex Hills pub upgrade and Donald Simpson Centre funding cuts are discussed in this report on Council activities. Cr Elliott fired up about Ombudsman’s report At its general meeting on 7 June 2017 Redland City Council adopted a policy on funding of legal action on

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Business in Redlands, Environment, Koalas, Wildlife

Wildlife tourism in Africa and the Redlands

Local tourism operator Dr Dennis Tafe shares his thoughts on opportunities for nature based and education based tourism in Africa and the Redlands. R2030               You’ve been successfully managing educational marine trips for our local colleges and overseas students since 2009. Where do you take them and why is

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Business in Redlands, Infrastructure, SMBI, Straddie

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

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