Heritage Protection

Birkdale Precinct, Heritage Protection

Redland City Council to spend $5 million on Willard’s Farm restoration

Artist’s impression of Willard’s Farm after restoration works are completed – Image: Redland City Council A contract for $5,066,985 has been awarded by Redland City Council to Baroque Group Pty Ltd for Willard’s Farm restoration. The Council says that restoration of this historic Birkdale property is expected to be completed in mid-2024. The amount that […]

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Birkdale Precinct, Community, Governance, Heritage Protection, Koalas, Uncategorized

Koala group opposes Olympic whitewater centre on Birkdale site

The Koala Action Group has attacked Redland City Council’s proposed Birkdale whitewater centre in a submission to the Senate inquiry into Australia’s preparedness to host Commonwealth, Olympic and Paralympic Games. Eleven of the 80 published submissions to this inquiry deal entirely or mainly with criticism of the proposed Birkdale whitewater centre. Opposition to the proposed

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Heritage Protection, Local story

A very short history of the Redlands – by Paul Oates

Moreton Bay, formed 6,000 years ago when melting ice caps caused sea levels to rise How often do we Redlands residents stop and think about our area’s history? It’s easy to see how beautiful the area is and forget how it came to be. During past changes in Earth’s climate, Ice Ages caused sea levels

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Community, Heritage Protection, Petitions

Petition calls for State Heritage listing of G.J. Walter Park

A petition calling for G.J. Walter Park to be nominated for inclusion in the Queensland Heritage Register will soon be presented to Redland City Council. This park is located on the Cleveland foreshore between the Toondah Harbour ferry terminal and the Grand View Hotel which is already State heritage listed. G.J. Walter Park was gazetted

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City Plan 2015, Environment, Governance, Heritage Protection, Wildlife

Wildlife hospital location on Council’s agenda

Location of a wildlife hospital, grant funding and local laws are on the agenda for Redland City Council’s general meeting on Wednesday 15 June. One item not on this agenda is fixing Redland City’s grossly deficient Local Heritage Register by listing about 40 properties which were recommended for inclusion in August 2021. The Temporary Local

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Birkdale Precinct, Community, Environment, Heritage Protection, Submission

Have your say about Council’s whitewater plan for the Birkdale lands

Image from flythrough video published by Redland City Council Council’s community consultation “campaign” Redland City Council is now undertaking a community consultation “campaign” to promote its whitewater centred $300 million Draft Master Plan for future use of the Birkdale lands. Presumably they are in “campaign” mode because they know that the whitewater proposal lacks financial

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Governance, Heritage Protection, Infrastructure

Wish list for Federal pork barrel promises and choosing a Deputy Mayor

Some items on the community’s wish list for use of the Birkdale precinct A Council wish list for Federal election pork barrel promises, appointment of a Deputy Mayor for the next two years and two development applications are scheduled for discussion at the next Redland City Council meeting. Three confidential items are listed for discussion

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Governance, Heritage Protection

Misconduct finding, Willard’s Farm heritage listing and confidential items

Four confidential items and a resubmitted report about the Shoreline development will be discussed at Redland City Council’s general meeting on Wednesday 16 March 2022. In other Redland City Council news: Cr Tracey Huges was recently found to have engaged in misconduct; and Willard’s Farm has been added to the Queensland Heritage Register Cr Tracey

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City Plan 2015, Governance, Heritage Protection

Public participation at Council meetings suspended

Redland City Council’s offices in Bloomfield Street, Cleveland Due to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic the Council has advised that public participation at Redland City Council meetings has been suspended until further notice. But councillors will continue to receive some religious instruction, during the next meeting, on Wednesday 19 January. The agenda says

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Governance, Heritage Protection, Submission

Heritage listing of Willard’s Farm – submission by Redlands2030

Willard’s Farm homestead during an open day in April 2021 State heritage listing of Willard’s Farm in Birkdale is being considered by the Queensland Heritage Council – in response to an application submitted by Ms Pam Spence, President of the Birkdale Progress Association. Redlands2030 supported this heritage listing application with a submission made on 1

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