Proposed height increase for middle Street apartment block.
Governance, Residential development

Who decides if a nine level apartment block can be built on the Bel Air motel site?

Redland City Council is currently considering a developer’s application to increase from eight to nine storeys the height of a proposed apartment block at 218-220 Middle Street in Cleveland (the Bel Air Motel site). The development application is impact assessable, was advertised for public consultation and submissions have been made objecting to the proposal. Mr […]

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Impression of the proposed Redlands Whitewater Centre
Birkdale Precinct, Governance

Community opposition to proposed Whitewater Centre

At its general meeting on 15 May 2024 Redland City Council voted 6/5 to confirm Redland City Council’s continued support for the proposed Redland Whitewater Centre. Councillors voting FOR Councillors voting AGAINST Cr Peter Mitchell (Division 2) Mayor Jos Mitchell Cr Shane Rendalls (Division 5) Cr Wendy Boglary (Division 1) Cr Julie Talty (Division 6)

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Coolnwynpin Creek Boardwalk
Community, Community Life, Environment, Infrastructure, Local story, Wildlife

Coolnwynpin Creek Boardwalk petition – Ngareta Cassidy

My name is Ngareta and I live and work in Capalaba. I want to talk about Coolnwynpin Creek Boardwalk which is also known as the Dan Street Boardwalk. These photos are from Monday the 27th May. Along with the boardwalk, there are a group of Wood ducks, Great egret and Little pied cormorant. Two days

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Toondah Harbour plans
Governance, Toondah Harbour

Toondah Harbour plans ignored obvious environmental issues

Secret plans for a major redevelopment of Toondah Harbour were initiated back in 2006 when Don Seccombe was Redlands Mayor, according to Redland City Council reports obtained recently through Right to Information. Consultants reports, considered secretively by the Council in late 2007, show plans for a 400 berths marina – and clear warnings that the

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Toondah Harbour
Letters to the Editor, Toondah Harbour

Toondah Harbour – celebration, and learning from mistakes

Celebrating Minister Plibersek’s rejection of the Toondah Harbour proposal, and learning from the Toondah mistakes, are key themes of letters to Redlands2030. We like getting letters. Please email your letter to: theeditor@Redlands2030.net   An E-petition asking Queensland Parliament to revoke the Toondah Harbour Priority Development Area (PDA) closes soon. Any Queensland resident can sign this petition.

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Petitions, Toondah Harbour

Toondah Alliance calls for State Government to fix the port

Following the Federal Environment Minister’s decision to protect Ramsar wetlands, the Toondah Alliance is calling on the State Government to revoke the Toondah Harbour Priority Development Area. A petition to Queensland Parliament is calling for the following actions: This petition can be signed by any Queensland resident: Toondah Alliance writes to all Queensland State MPS

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increase in building height for apartments
City Plan 2015, Residential development

Building height limits in Cleveland ignored by developers

Two recent development applications show that the building height limits prescribed in the Redland City Plan are not taken seriously. What is the point of having a City Plan if it is disregarded by developers and the Council? 196-198 Middle Street – next to Stephanie’s Vintage Spa Plans for 50 apartments at 196-198 Middle Street

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Redland Whitewater Centre
Birkdale Precinct

Council to decide position on Redland Whitewater Centre on Wednesday

Secretive plans for the proposed Redland Whitewater Centre at Birkdale, which could become a long-term burden for long suffering Redlands ratepayers, will be discussed at a local Council meeting on Wednesday. At a General Meeting on Wednesday, the recently-elected Councillors will be asked to affirm Council’s ongoing support for this highly contentious Olympic venue, initiated

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Comparison of rates and charges in southeast Queensland
Budget, Governance

Comparison of Rates and Charges in Southeast Queensland

Houses in Capalaba – Image: Google Earth For some years, Redlands2030 has been doing a comparison of rates and charges for typical homeowners in southeast Queensland local government areas. We do this to find out who gets “more for less” and who pays the highest rates and charges. Local council rates and charges, including water

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