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City Plan 2015, Community, Economy, Environment, Governance, Toondah Harbour, Weinam Creek

Redlands land supply – enough for 10 years?

Redland City has enough “broadhectare”  land to meet ten years demand for new residential dwellings according to a recently released Government study. Broadhectare land is defined in the study report as the amount of unconstrained residential land under the current planning scheme including existing residential developments approved by council. 10,100 dwellings could be yielded from […]

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Community, Environment, Toondah Harbour

Make Government listen, sign the petition

The Toondah Harbour scheme released by the Government on Saturday is only slightly less worse than the version released in January. It still provides for multi-storey buildings around G.J. Walter Park, 10 storey buildings around the ferry terminal and a 400 berth marina destroying seagrass beds, tidal mudflats and mangroves next to G.J. Walter Park.

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Community, Culture, Economy, Environment, Governance, Toondah Harbour, Weinam Creek, Wildlife

Government approves revised Toondah scheme

On 31 May, the Government issued a media statement announcing that it had approved revised Priority Development Area Development Schemes for both Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek. The Government has also released a Submissions Report for each PDA consultation process. The submissions reports provide considerable detail about issues raised. They also include the Government’s responses

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Community, Governance, Toondah Harbour

Flawed and failed community consultation underpins the Toondah PDA

The community consultation process for the Toondah Harbour Priority Development Scheme was badly compromised from the start. It commenced with a series of community engagements sessions in August 2013 and then the publishing of the Toondah Harbour Community Engagement Report and the accompanying Summary Report. The glaring hiatus between these reports and the Toondah Harbour

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Community, Environment, Toondah Harbour, Wildlife

‘Green Tape’ inquiry hears from Redlanders

As part of its agenda to place less importance on environmental issues, the Federal Liberal Government has instigated an inquiry into “Streamlining environmental regulation, ‘green tape’, and one stop shops”. This inquiry is being undertaken by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment. Despite the fact that Queensland has many landmark environmental values

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Community, Governance, Toondah Harbour

Is support for Toondah a fairy tale?

Over the past few months there have been claims that the Toondah Harbour PDA scheme enjoyed community support. But where is the evidence? The available facts suggests that the community is very concerned about the scheme. So claims of vast support should probably be filed in the fiction section of the library, perhaps under “Fairy

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Community, Economy, Toondah Harbour

Cleveland Town has taken some big hits !

Twenty years ago Cleveland Town centre was an exemplar of main street design and landscaping.  It was a “must see” for Councils across Australia. The poincianas still make a great show each summer but now the streets of Cleveland lack something and the feeling is amplified by the number of closed shops. Yet Cleveland Town

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City Plan 2015, Community, Culture, Economy, Environment

City Plan community consultation ?

The Redlands City Council web site has information on City Plan 2015 and how to get involved in the consultation in early 2015. Also ask your Councillor for more information and ask why the broader community consultation on the background studies and community aspirations has not commenced. Take a few minutes to view Cr Paul

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Community, Economy, Environment, Governance, Toondah Harbour, Weinam Creek

Community Research Report or Push Polling

In February 2014, at the end of the community consultation process for the Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek PDA development schemes, the Redland City Council released a very strange document. Its title was “Community Research Report” and the Council claimed that this document provided evidence of community support for the proposed developments. The Community Research Report

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