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Community, SMBI

Aviation Noise is Bad for People’s Health and it’s heading for Redlands

The Brisbane Flight Path Community Alliance (BFPCA) has collated a range of scientific evidence that chronic exposure to aviation noise is bad for people’s health and well-being. It is more than people just being annoyed by aircraft noise, it increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD), diabetes and a range of other ailments, it also […]

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SMBI, Weinam Creek

Petition for better regulation of development in PDAs

Proposed master plan for the Weinam Creek priority development area, in Redland Bay Russell Island Development Association (RIDA) is unashamedly pro-bridge. It has as its principal objective “To secure the development of road bridges, viaducts and short-haul vehicular ferries, to Russell Island for the benefit of the association’s members and others.  But Council’s use of

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Community, SMBI

Disease from road dust alleged on bay islands

An alleged cluster of death and illness related to dust from unsealed roads on Macleay Island has been revealed by southern Moreton Bay island (SMBI) resident Ross Byrne. Mr Byrne detailed his research into problems caused by unsealed roads at the last Redland City Council meeting, suggesting legal implications for Council’s lack of action in

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Community, SMBI

Russell Island to Gold Coast cable ferry link

An E-petition to the Queensland Parliament asks the Government to develop a cable ferry link between Russell Island and the Gold Coast. For far too long the State Government and Redland City Council have neglected the big question of accessing Russell Island from the Gold Coast. Population growth is now forcing very costly solutions on

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SMBI, Weinam Creek

Islands’ residents deserve better treatment

Dear local representatives, ladies and gentlemen, I am contacting you in regards to a personal example that may help highlight the plight of residents who seek better infrastructure provisions, commensurate with a dynamically growing population on the southern Moreton Bay islands. Our lobbying over many years for better and diversified transport options other than just

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SMBI, Weinam Creek

Car park plan upsets Redland Bay residents

Redland Bay residents are up in arms about Redland City Council’s plans to develop a large 600 vehicle car park on flood prone land next to a quiet suburban neighbourhood. Five wasted years At Redland City Council’s request in 2013 the Newman State Government declared a Priority Development Area (PDA) around Weinam Creek where ferries

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Letters to the Editor, SMBI, Toondah Harbour

The naturally wonderful Redlands Coast

Residents write about high density living, Toondah Harbour, unemployment on the southern Moreton Bay islands (SMBI) and the Cicada Awards for young filmmakers. Naturally wonderful? Quite apart from the ecological decimation that acceptance of the Walker Group proposal for Toondah Harbour would bring to the Moreton Bay Marine Park, the proposal foreshadows a population density

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Governance, Shoreline, SMBI, Toondah Harbour, Weinam Creek

Toondah and Weinam plans on Council’s agenda

Master plans for Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek are on Redland City Council’s meeting agenda for Wednesday, listed for discussion as confidential items without media and public present. Five items are listed for confidential discussion: Redland Investment Corporation – Dividend Policy Fees Register 2018-19 Weinam Creek Master Plan Capalaba Town Centre Revitalisation Brief Toondah Harbour

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Community, Governance, SMBI

Council’s handling of fire hazard questioned

I’m Ann Hagen, a resident of Russell Island, here to talk about fire hazard issues and local laws. Some here know me as a Community Champion trained to run an evacuation centre but I’m here as a private individual. I believe a fire hazard I reported near the Russell Island shops in December last year

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Environment, Letters to the Editor, SMBI

Letters: SMBI employment and tree removal

Tree removal, environmental damage and improving employment opportunities on the southern Moreton Bay islands (SMBI) are discussed in letters to the Editor this week. If you have something to say to the Redlands community, email: theeditor@redlands2030.net Improving employment opportunities on the Bay islands As a long term Redlander and Bay Islander, it continues to be

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