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Community, NSI

Amity Point folk want Old Schoolhouse Park public toilet replaced by Council

Amity (Pulan) on North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) There was plenty of toilet talk at the Redland City Council meeting this week, talk about public toilets that is. Last year the Council removed a public toilet from the Old Schoolhouse Park at Amity Point on North Stradbroke Island. The Council told the local community that these […]

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Community, NSI

Quandamooka Festival 2022 brings live music back to Minjerribah

The Quandamooka Festival from 26-28 August will feature live music from several First Nations artists and immersion in one of the oldest living cultures on earth. With three days full of exciting activities and two evening concerts, the QuandamookaFestival 2022 has something for everyone. Tickets for daily passes or a three day pass can be

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Governance, NSI, Shoreline

Shoreline development and Straddie rocks on Council agenda

Development plans for a large block in the Shoreline area, increased charges for rock quarried on North Stradbroke Island and a “Transition Plan” for the Redland Investment Corporation are to be discussed at Redland City Council’s next meeting on Wednesday 16 February 2022. No move on heritage protection Changing the town plan to add about

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Governance, NSI, Toondah Harbour

Shameful Toondah scheme will end if State Government pulls the pin

Birdlife, including dozens of migratory shorebirds, next to a ferry entering Toondah Harbour In essence, the Toondah Harbour real estate scheme, proposed for land and wetlands next to the Stradbroke ferry terminal at Cleveland, involves a contest. On the one hand, there is the undeniable duty of State and Federal politicians and public servants to

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Heritage Protection, NSI

Out of sight – the Dunwich Benevolent Asylum

A new book ‘Paltry Paradise; a History of the Dunwich Benevolent Asylum’ will be launched at the North Stradbroke Island Museum on Minjerribah on Friday 13 December. This is a comprehensive social, economic and political account of how Queensland provided welfare at what was. for some time, the state’s largest public institution. ‘Paltry Paradise: a

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Koalas, Letters to the Editor, NSI, Straddie, Toondah Harbour

Letters nail Toondah (again) and the Whale Centre

More and more people are speaking out about the Toondah PDA development proposal.  The letters to our Editor are overwhelmingly opposed to the development. Of interest is that more and more correspondents are from further afield or even newly settled in the area. On a different note the concerns about the Whale Centre on Straddie are

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Community, Culture, NSI, Straddie

Parties asked to support Quandamooka Country

Traditional Owners of Quandamooka Country, which includes much of southern Moreton Bay, want political parties to state their positions on key issues before the 25 November state election. Political parties are being asked to indicate support for a range of projects and issues which will help the Quandamooka People pursue sustainable economic development. There is

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Community, Culture, NSI

Quandamooka Festival 2017 activities underway

Quandamooka Festival 2017 is well under way with a range of events and activities from the beginning of July through to the end of September. The festival is an opportunity to learn more about the Quandamooka people’s history and culture. Events are taking place right across the Redlands enabling people to learn more about lands

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Community, Culture, NSI

RQYS abandons plans for Deanbilla Bay

Deanbilla Bay Traditional owners dubbed an attempted takeover by Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron (RQYS) of waterfront land at Deanbilla Bay in Dunwich as the second coming of the First Fleet. Just as back in 1788 it certainly came as a complete surprise to the locals when Mayor Karen Williams hove to, metaphorically speaking, with an

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