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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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Governance, Public Information, Toondah Harbour

NIMBY name-calling and public participation in decision making

People rallying to oppose development on Ramsar wetlands next to Toondah Harbour AS AUSTRALIA moves from the response phase to the recovery phase from COVID-19, future options planned by the government are weighted towards the economy and employment. One consequence of this approach is that it has led to media articles critical of urban and regional community interest groups who

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Heritage Protection, Letters to the Editor, Public Information

Heritage listing and defamation laws in letters to Redlands2030

The fate of an old Queenslander at 219 Middle Street Cleveland, proposed for heritage listing by Redland City Council and demolition by a developer is discussed in two letters to Redlands2030. The deadline for making properly made submissions in response to proposed demolition of this house as part of development application MCU21/0063 is Thursday 1

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Climate Change, Economy, Public Information, Qld Planning Act

Overpopulation and Land Clearing

We need to tackle the problem of overpopulation to reduce over-consumption of Earth’s resources and improve living standards, globally. The Witness Earth event, from Oct 26-30 last year was just prior to the state election.  It was an opportunity for enviro/sustainability organisations to promote themselves and their issues, all in the context of thought provoking

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