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Community, Environment, Koalas, Shoreline, Submission, Uncategorized

Open letter to the Premier of Queensland

Open letter to the Premier of Queensland to save koalas Hon Annastacia Palaszczuk MP Premier Queensland Government the.premier@premiers.qld.gov.au   Dear Premier PROPOSED ‘SHORELINE’ DEVELOPMENT CATASTROPHIC FOR REDLANDS’ VULNERABLE KOALAS Please – Save our koalas from extinction. Please – Call in and refuse the ‘Shoreline’ Development Application to Redland City Council – Redland Bay MCU013287. Please – […]

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City Plan 2015, Community, Environment, Koalas, Submission, Wildlife

Residents discuss Dorsal Drive objections

About 150 residents attended a meeting this evening to discuss plans for a four story medium density residential development at Dorsal Drive, Birkdale. The meeting, held at the Mooroondu Sport & Recreation Clubhouse in Thorneside, was convened by Cr Paul Bishop. Local resident Stephen Sharry spoke and said that he hoped that more than 100

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Community, Governance, Koalas, Wildlife

Council laws and the definition of stupidity

Lynn Roberts,  Vice-president of the Redlands based Koala Action Group, recently spoke to Redland City Council about the need for immediate  improvement to the City’s local laws on animal management. Here is what she said, at the Council Meeting on 22 April 2015. Redland City’s Local laws Good morning Mayor and councillors. Thank you for

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Community, Governance, Koalas, Wildlife

Animal management laws on Council Agenda

Local laws dealing with horses, pigs, koalas and dogs are on the agenda for the Redland City Council Meeting to be held on Wednesday 22 April. Other agenda items include a motion that a report on activities of the Industry Reference Group be presented to Council by June including details of meeting agendas, minutes and

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City Plan 2015, Community, Culture, Economic Development Strategy, Environment, Koalas, Shoreline, Wildlife

Redlands rural future in the balance

Former Mayor Eddie Santaguliana  said that development in the Redlands should be evenly balanced: half town, half bush. He envisaged urban development concentrated around Cleveland, Capalaba and Victoria Point, with the southern half of the Redlands remaining a largely rural area. Eddie’s common sense planning concept is still with us. A little over 50% of

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City Plan 2015, Environment, Governance, Koalas, Shoreline, Wildlife

Last chance for Redland City’s koalas

Koalas and anyone who cares for them could not take any comfort from vague and meaningless statements made by Redlands Mayor Karen Williams on national TV last week. In an interview aired on the  7:30 Report she said “I certainly believe people in Redlands understand the value of the koala” but “there is no doubt

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Community, Environment, Governance, Koalas, Mt Cotton Quarry

Seeney leaves Labor a quarry quandry

Mt Cotton residents were amazed by a decision made by Jeff Seeney, the LNP’s Minister for Infrastructure and Planning on 20 December 2013. After saying a few days earlier: “We (the LNP) believe local governments are the best placed to make planning decisions according to their local circumstances and their communities and we are EMPOWERING

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