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City Plan 2015, Community, Governance, Koalas, Shoreline, Straddie, Toondah Harbour, Weinam Creek

Redland City in 2018 – a Redlands2030 recap

Here’s our recap of what happened in Redland City during 2018, focusing on key decisions made by Redland City Council and some other newsworthy events. Chicken poo power plans dropped Plans for a power station fuelled with chicken litter to be built next to the Golden Cockerel abattoir in Mt Cotton, first proposed in 2004, […]

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Environment, Qld Planning Act, Toondah Harbour, Weinam Creek

Opinion: Environmental impact assessments aren’t protecting the environment

Too many environmental impact statements (EIAs) are failing to stop environmental calamaties. Here’s what we need to do. A tsunami of development projects is sweeping across the planet. It’s in the form of new roads, dams, mines, housing estates, and other infrastructure projects. The governments enabling these projects tell us not to worry: although the

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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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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, Economic Development Strategy, Governance, Weinam Creek

Education and health care on Council agenda

Strategies and action plans for two key sectors of the Redlands economy will be discussed by Redland City Council at its next meeting on Wednesday 6 September. We also review matters from the previous meeting including the revelation that Council is working on an “alternative” masterplan for the Weinam Creek Priority Development Area. Education and

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Chicken poo, Community, Koalas, Letters to the Editor, Toondah Harbour, Weinam Creek

What’s happening with the Weinam Creek PDA?

In this week’s letters, what’s happening with plans for development in the Weinam Creek Priority Development Area, should the koala be removed from Council’s logo and plenty of questions about the proposed Mt Cotton chicken poo power project. Toondah’s stalled but Weinam Creek is ominously quiet So the Mayor gets a little excited in speaking

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City Plan 2015, Community, Governance, Infrastructure, Koalas, Toondah Harbour, Weinam Creek

Council’s agenda to increase building costs

The agenda for Redland City Council’s meeting on 8 February is remarkably empty, raising questions about the many important issues which councillors are not discussing in front of the community. Building certification fees to rise Apart from routine noting of routine reports the only agenda item scheduled for discussion publicly is a proposal to increase

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Environment, Toondah Harbour, Weinam Creek

Redlands waterways report: “could do better”

The release of the annual Healthy Waterways and Catchments Report Card showed catchments across the region had held up well last year compared to recent years.  Catchments in Redlands achieved a C+ for ecological health…..showing the waterways in fair condition. The report card found the estuarine water quality in Redlands to be good but the

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City Plan 2015, Toondah Harbour, Weinam Creek

Recreation settings at Toondah Harbour

The recreation setting at G.J. Walter Park was one of many issues discussed at Redlands2030’s Toondah Harbour Clean Slate Workshop on 5 June 2016. It’s an issue that’s been given little consideration in planning to date for the Toondah Harbour Development Scheme. The impact of the Toondah Scheme will dramatically affect the recreation setting of the

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City Plan 2015, Community, Governance, Koalas, Toondah Harbour, Weinam Creek

Council’s ‘quickie’ raises transparency questions

Redland City Council has developed a way of getting through business at general meetings quick smart with little transparency. Matters requiring approval are discussed beforehand in meetings which are not open to the public and which don’t have publicly available minutes of matters discussed and decisions made. So at general meetings, decisions can be rubber

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