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Business in Redlands, Community, Governance

Political donations and conflicts of interest in Redland City Council

Are Redland City councillors always acting in the public interest? They constantly make decisions which can greatly benefit individuals and business. Contracts worth millions of dollars are at stake. Favorable planning and approval decisions can make landowners in the ‘right’ area enormously wealthy, with the potential to make property more valuable overnight. Councillors must exercise […]

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Business in Redlands, Community, Governance

Eight storey hotel approval questioned by residents

Where can you get approval for an eight story building in a five storey zone? Redland City Council recently approved such an application leaving many to wonder why the City bothers to have a planning scheme. It seems  as if this is a City where developers are encouraged to do mostly whatever they want to.

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Business in Redlands, City Plan 2015, Community, Governance

Redland City PlanningAlerts now available

Lots of developments in Redland City are approved for construction without publicity. Residents can be surprised when heavy earthmoving machinery rumbles into their street at 6:00 am to start work on a new development. Under the current Redland City planning scheme, many developments are “Code Assessable” which means that the public is not made aware

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Letters to Redlands2030
Business in Redlands, Community, Environment, Koalas, Letters to the Editor, Toondah Harbour, Wildlife

Letters about koalas, Toondah Harbour and new apartment blocks in Capalaba

This week’s community comments deal with the sad state of koala politics, missed economic opportunities for the new Toondah Harbour development to connect to the Cleveland CBD and the predicted traffic chaos on narrow Capalaba streets when six 6-storey towers are built. Koala politics – why people have no confidence in pollies One has to

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Business in Redlands, Community, Economy, Governance

The Coalition’s NBN – a huge waste of money

Despite his earlier fervent opposition and having voted very strongly against the National Broadband Network (NBN) under Labor, in recent times Federal Member for Bowman, Andrew Laming, has become something of an NBN evangelist, wildly spruiking the Coalition’s ‘Fast, Affordable, Sooner’ claims. I count no less than ten articles in local press over the past

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