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Population growth in the Redlands

Thornlands in Redland City – Image: Google Earth Figures released recently by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that Redland City’s population increased by 3,080 people or 1.9% during the 2022/23 financial year. The estimated resident population of Redland City was 166,809 as at 30 June 2023. Redland City’s population growth during 2022/23 was […]

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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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Community, Governance, Uncategorized

Disturbing the peace – aircraft noise over the Redlands

Redlands residents are experiencing higher levels of aircraft noise since Brisbane Airport’s new parallel runway was commissioned in 2020. “Last year there was a 35% increase in the number of flights departing Brisbane Airport over the bayside” says Mr Henry Pike, the Federal MP for Bowman (which covers all of Redland City). The transition from

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Governance, Residential development, Uncategorized

Train station apartments and new sportsfields on Council’s agenda

An application to develop 124 apartments at Cleveland Train Station will be discussed again at Redland City Council’s general meeting tomorrow. UPDATE – This story has been updated to include information about Council’s discussion and decision on the development application for 124 apartments at the Cleveland Train Station. The update is provided at the end

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Community, Koalas, Letters to the Editor, Uncategorized

The ABC outside broadcast and more on Cowley Street

This week the Redlands hosted a full day of outside broadcast by ABC Brisbane Radio. The breadth of issues raised and people involved was impressive. But it was mostly ‘good news’ with minimal opportunity for discussion about important issues such as the unpopular Toondah Harbour project, as noted in a letter to Redlands2030. The destruction

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Opinion: Pandemic, floods, fires, hurricanes, extinctions — nature is telling us it’s time to build our economy around inclusive wealth

GDP per capita is an inadequate measure of well-being. Now, more than ever, we need to use the Inclusive Wealth Index to do the task. As we move into the second half of 2020, it’s clear that we are facing a convergence of troubles of unprecedented proportion. Disruption of ecosystems has led to a global

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Community, Governance, Uncategorized

Claire Richardson will run for state seat of Oodgeroo

Popular local independent Claire Richardson has today announced she will contest the seat of Oodgeroo as a candidate in the Queensland election on 31 October. Richardson won 54 % of the two-party preferred vote for Redland Mayor in the suburbs making up Oodgeroo in the recent local government elections. These include Cleveland, Ormiston, Wellington Point,

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Toondah questions raised in letters

As Queensland starts to count down to the next local council elections in March 2020, and State Government elections later in the year, questions are mounting about transparency of decision making about Toondah Harbour. Redlands2030 regularly publishes letters about issues relevant to people in the Redlands. If you have something to say, email us at:

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