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Coolnwynpin Creek Boardwalk
Community, Community Life, Environment, Infrastructure, Local story, Wildlife

Coolnwynpin Creek Boardwalk petition – Ngareta Cassidy

My name is Ngareta and I live and work in Capalaba. I want to talk about Coolnwynpin Creek Boardwalk which is also known as the Dan Street Boardwalk. These photos are from Monday the 27th May. Along with the boardwalk, there are a group of Wood ducks, Great egret and Little pied cormorant. Two days […]

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Environment, Shoreline, Wildlife

Shoreline farm dams should be saved for bird habitat: by Kathy Clark

Residents are calling for Shoreline farm dams to be saved – Photo: Frank Burch Shoreline farm dams provide important habitat for various threatened bird species and should be conserved says Kathy Clark, from Birdlife Southern Queensland. Changes to the development approval for the Shoreline housing project are out for public consultation until 27 March 2024.

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Environment, Governance, Toondah Harbour

Steven Miles and the private profit Toondah scheme – Richard Carew

Premier Steven Miles, when Queensland’s Environment Minister, personally signed a letter to the Federal Government acknowledging an important international obligation with particular relevance to Cleveland’s Toondah Harbour real estate scheme. Miles accepted that Australia has an obligation not to delete or restrict boundaries of a Ramsar site unless there are “urgent national interests”. In a

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Birkdale Precinct, Environment, Governance, Public Information

Right to Information request triggers release of Birkdale environmental studies

Several environmental studies used to inform plans for development in the Birkdale Community Precinct have been made publicly available on Redland City Council’s website after Redlands2030 made a Right to Information (RTI) request. Redland City Council is proposing to get its plans for the Birkdale Precinct, including a proposed Olympic whitewater facility, approved through a

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Environment, Koalas

$5 million Federal grant for new RSPCA wildlife hospital at Capalaba

Construction of RSPCA Queensland’s new state-of-the-art Wildlife Hospital and Centre for Excellence in the Redlands will be supported by the Federal Government with an investment of $5 million. The funding was announced today by Federal Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek as part of an $11.6 million funding package to support koala health in Queensland. Ms Plibersek

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Community, Environment, Toondah Harbour

Welcome Back Shorebirds Festival 2023

Crowds filled G.J. Walter Park in Cleveland on 14 October for the Welcome Back Shorebirds Festival 2023. Welcome Back Shorebirds celebrates the remarkable annual return of migratory birds to the area, some flying as far as 12,000km from Alaska and Siberia. Some like the Eastern Curlew and Bar-tailed godwit, are endangered. The event is organised

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Environment, Governance, Toondah Harbour

Will Labor maintain policy to protect the Toondah wetlands? – by Richard Carew

Sunrise over the Toondah wetlands – Photo: Chris Walker With a decision looming for the highly controversial Toondah wetlands real estate scheme, many people will be closely watching the Labor Party’s National Conference starting in Brisbane next Thursday. A rally to demonstrate public support for maintaining Australia’s Ramsar Convention obligations to protect Toondah’s wetlands will

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Environment, Governance, Wildlife

Support protection of wildlife corridors in Redland City

There’s just a few days left for the Redlands community to have a say about protecting wildlife connection corridors by amending the Redland City Plan. Submissions now close on 31 July. Redland City Council prepared a detailed Wildlife Connections Plan some years ago, but this plan didn’t protect the habitat that our wildlife needs to

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City Plan 2015, Environment, Wildlife

Have your say about protecting wildlife connection corridors in the Redlands

Consultation extended until 31 July Redland City Council has extended the public consultation period for an amendment designed to incorporate the Council-endorsed Wildlife Connections Plan 2018-2028 into the City Plan within the urban footprint. Have your say The Redlands community can have a say about improving protection of wildlife connection corridors by amending the Redland

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Birkdale Precinct, Environment, Letters to the Editor, Toondah Harbour, Wildlife

Birkdale whitewater proposal, turtle killings, and Toondah in letters

Letters to the Editor – 4 June 2023 Concerns about the Birkdale whitewater proposal, turtle killings, and the Queensland Government’s support for environmental destruction at Toondah Harbour are discussed in Letters to the Editor. Send your views and opinions to Thereporter@redlands2030.net Reconsider Plans for Birkdale I am writing to express my concerns about the proposed

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