Community Plan

Community Plan, Letters to the Editor

What happened to our Redlands 2030 Community Plan?

The Redland City Council’s attack upon the Redlands 2030 Community Plan rankles letter writers. There are those who hold the Community Plan as an exemplar of community based planning and a very credible output. The Quadruple bottom line (QBL) approach is challenged as a dated foundation issue. Clearly, the previous “bottom up” Community Plan is […]

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Community, Community Plan, Governance

Redlands Corporate Plan gets a serve

The Redland City’s Corporate Plan drew unfavourable reviews in a letter as being a poor example of corporate speak. Perhaps that was the intent all along in breaking the link to the much-lauded Redlands 2030 Community Plan…not to be confused with the publishers of this page Redlands2030 Inc. The values derived from the community in

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Community Plan, Governance

Redland City Council’s draft Corporate Plan

UPDATE: Submissions deadline extended until Friday 13 November 2020 Today is the final day of the community consultation period for Redland City Council’s draft corporate plan which was published under the title “Our Future Redlands – A Corporate Plan to 2026 and Beyond”. Information about the draft corporate plan and the Council’s consultation process was

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Community Plan, Governance, Petitions

Community Plan Must Stay Say Community Groups

Redlands community groups are petitioning Council to retain the City’s longstanding Community Plan as the key document guiding the future of Redlands. The Council’s bid to dump the Redlands 2030 Community Plan was slammed by Lavinia Wood, President of the Community Alliance for Responsible Planning (CARP) Redlands Inc.  “We were stunned to realise that by

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Community Plan, Heritage Protection, Letters to the Editor, Petitions, Toondah Harbour

Redlands community ignored by Council and State

Redlands’ “lost” Community Plan, failure to properly commemorate the end of WW2 and Kate Jones’ “appalling” response to the Toondah inquiry petition are discussed in letters to Redlands2030. If you have something to say for publication by Redlands2030, email your letter to theeditor@redlands2030.net What happened to the community plan? What has happened to the current Redland

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Birkdale Precinct, Community Plan, Culture, Environment, Governance, Heritage Protection, Infrastructure

Birkdale lands use to be discussed by Council

Planning for future development of the Birkdale lands will be discussed by Redland City Council on Wednesday. Zoo, university, housing and sporting facilities are among ideas for use of this site which have been floated by politicians, governments and Redland City Council over the past decade, especially during election campaigns. This 62 hectare property, formerly

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Community, Community Plan, Governance, Koalas, SEQ Regional Plan

Community values and the Commonwealth land

Future use of the Commonwealth land in Birkdale, management of community radio station Bay FM and the need for better mentoring of our future political leaders are discussed in letters to Redlands2030. If you have something to say, send an email to theeditor@redlands2030.net Commonwealth lands at Birkdale Andrew Laming MP has been discussing the future

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Business in Redlands, City Plan 2015, Community Plan, Economic Development Strategy

Open for business or just more development?

All too often,  proposed new residential developments in Redlands are upsetting local communities when project plans go well beyond the expectations or experience of existing residents. Development outcomes are being promoted which are beyond the layman’s interpretation of the planning scheme and people feel that higher density developments threaten their quality of life and our

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City Plan 2015, Community Plan

Redlands City Plan needs a strategic framework

All too often people don’t understand the devil in the detail of city planning schemes. Then development applications are submitted which can’t be stopped even though the community considers the proposals to be inappropriate. To help people understand their city’s planning scheme, the document should include a well written Strategic Framework. In State Government guidelines,

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City Plan 2015, Community, Community Plan, Governance, Residential development, SEQ Regional Plan, Toondah Harbour

Urban hacktivism: getting creative about involving citizens in city planning

Urban and regional planning, as an institutional practice, is increasingly criticised for failing to meet ordinary citizens’ needs. Enter “hacktivism”. Fusing hacking and activism, the term has previously referred to using information technology to achieve political goals. While “hacking” often entails malicious attacks on websites, it has another meaning. Hacking also means innovative problem-solving by

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