Economic Development Strategy

Economic Development Strategy, Governance, Petitions, Toondah Harbour

Toondah Harbour Inquiry E-Petition Tops Redlands’ Issues

Redlands2030 President Steve MacDonald says a petition to Queensland Parliament demanding an independent public inquiry into plans for a $1.3 billion residential development to be built in Moreton Bay wetlands at Toondah Harbour, Cleveland attracted over 6000 signatures.    “The strong public response to this petition shows high levels of alarm about the proposed development of […]

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Economic Development Strategy, Governance, Infrastructure

Cleveland aquatic centre plans abandoned

Grand plans for the Cleveland Aquatic Centre to be redeveloped into a surf life saving centre of excellence have been abandoned after Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ) said it was bailing out. When the surf life-saving centre of excellence plan was publicly unveiled in November 2015, a few months before the 2016 local council elections,

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Economic Development Strategy, Governance

Does Redlands need an Economic Development Advisory Board?

On Wednesday, Redland City’s councillers will be asked to note an officer’s report on the thirteenth formal meeting of the Redlands Economic Development Advisory Board. At the Advisory Board’s thirteenth meeting it seems that members did a lot of noting instead of advising. The report to councillors (item 13.6 on the meeting agenda) says the

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Community, Economic Development Strategy, Governance

Aquatic centre land deal on Council agenda

Aquatic centre land deals, green living, security cameras and input to the regional transport plan are on the agenda for Redland City Council’s next general meeting on Wednesday 20 February. Five items are scheduled for discussion in closed session, without media and public present. 19.1 City Plan Major Amendment Packages: First State Interest Review 19.2

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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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City Plan 2015, Economic Development Strategy, Governance, Koalas

Transport strategy on busy Council agenda

Storm tide hazard mapping, a new Redlands Coast Transport Strategy and an Education and Training Industry Sector Plan 2018-2023 are on the agenda for Redland City Council’s next general meeting. Councillors will also discuss a petition requesting Council form a community reference group to assist Council in planning for the future use of the Commonwealth

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Community, Economic Development Strategy, Governance, Weinam Creek

Education and health care on Council agenda

Strategies and action plans for two key sectors of the Redlands economy will be discussed by Redland City Council at its next meeting on Wednesday 6 September. We also review matters from the previous meeting including the revelation that Council is working on an “alternative” masterplan for the Weinam Creek Priority Development Area. Education and

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Economic Development Strategy, Governance, Infrastructure, Toondah Harbour

Car park food market back on Council agenda

Changes to the licence for Chefs Inc. to run a food market in the Cleveland Library car park for up to ten years will be discussed by Redland City Council at it’s next meeting on Wednesday 12 July. The discussion is scheduled to be in closed session without media or the public present. In August

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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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Community, Economic Development Strategy

Fixing the skills shortage in Redlands

If anything is obvious locally it’s that plans to pursue Walker Corporation’s Toondah Harbor proposal will damage an already vulnerable economy in the Redlands and greatly jeopardise the environment. The lack of community consultation by developers and various levels of government is hurting business, the public discourse, and trust in the establishment. These are very

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