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City Plan 2015, Community, Economy, Environment, Governance, NSI, Toondah Harbour, Weinam Creek, Wildlife

Chosen few threaten Redlands environment

I will highlight the looming ecological atrocities which may be sanctioned and perpetrated by the Local and State Governments in the Redlands enviroment over the next few months. The 200th anniversary of the passing of the great mariner Matthew Flinders was recently marked by the unveiling of a statue in England to commemorate the occasion. […]

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Environment, Toondah Harbour, Weinam Creek, Wildlife

Reflections on the Mangroves of Toondah (2)

Following the heartfelt post by Jackie Cooper on the importance of mangroves and her personal story about the origins of Raby Bay, this second instalment describes the value of mangroves to people. Much of Toondah Harbour lies in a tidal flood zone, making this location most unsuitable for high-density development. A proposed 400-berth marina and 500

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Community, Community Plan, Economy, Environment, Governance, Toondah Harbour, Wildlife

Cleveland Needs a Simpler Plan for Toondah Redevelopment

Cleveland residents are concerned about Redland City Council’s plans for Toondah Harbour according to Steve McDonald, spokesperson for Redlands2030. Mr MacDonald said that: “The Toondah Harbour scheme developed by Council and approved by the Newman Government will disadvantage existing residents, hurt Cleveland businesses and cause environmental destruction of marine and coastal areas in Moreton Bay.

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Community, Culture, Economy, Environment, Governance, Toondah Harbour, Weinam Creek, Wildlife

Government approves revised Toondah scheme

On 31 May, the Government issued a media statement announcing that it had approved revised Priority Development Area Development Schemes for both Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek. The Government has also released a Submissions Report for each PDA consultation process. The submissions reports provide considerable detail about issues raised. They also include the Government’s responses

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Community, Environment, Toondah Harbour, Wildlife

‘Green Tape’ inquiry hears from Redlanders

As part of its agenda to place less importance on environmental issues, the Federal Liberal Government has instigated an inquiry into “Streamlining environmental regulation, ‘green tape’, and one stop shops”. This inquiry is being undertaken by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment. Despite the fact that Queensland has many landmark environmental values

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Environment, Toondah Harbour, Wildlife

Environmental impacts of Toondah development

The Redland City Council and State Government have not adequately considered the serious environmental impacts of the proposed Toondah Harbour PDA development scheme. Koalas The proposed development scheme envisages a road through G.J. Walter Park, right next to a recognized koala movement corridor. Koala numbers in Redland city have declined enormously over the past decade.

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Economy, Environment, Toondah Harbour, Weinam Creek, Wildlife

Migratory shorebirds and the Redlands

In our summer months an estimated 50,000 birds fly thousands of kilometres each year from the northern hemisphere to visit wetlands in and around the Redlands. More than 43 species of shore bird use the area including more than 30 species of migratory wading birds. The largest migratory shorebird seen in the inter-tidal parts of

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