Can we do better with our foreshores?

Do we want a water park on the foreshore at Cleveland or someone else in Redland City?

Or perhaps a jetty could be included in the plans for Toondah Harbour.

Redcliffe Lagoon also known as Settlement Cove is on the foreshore with views across the Moreton Bay to Moreton Island.

Redcliffe Lagoon also known as Settlement Cove is on the foreshore with views across the Moreton Bay to Moreton Island.

Wellington Point, and its jetty.

Wellington Point, and its jetty.

In 1990, the community and government didn't care enough to keep the Paxton street jetty at Cleveland.  Is there interest in building a jetty at Toondah Harbour?

In 1990, the community and government didn't care enough to keep the Paxton street jetty at Cleveland. Is there interest in building a jetty at Toondah Harbour?

In 1991, the Paxton Street jetty was demolished.

In 1991, the Paxton Street jetty was demolished.

Wellington Point Beach

Wellington Point Beach

Wilson Esplanade, Victoria Point.

Wilson Esplanade, Victoria Point.

Wellington Point Reserve

Wellington Point Reserve

Brisbane's South Bank development

Brisbane's South Bank development

Victoria Point Reserve

Victoria Point Reserve

Thompson's Beach, Victoria Point

Thompson's Beach, Victoria Point

GJ Walter Park, Cleveland

GJ Walter Park, Cleveland

Raby Bay Foreshore Park

Raby Bay Foreshore Park

Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay

Redland Bay

Redland Bay

Raby Bay Foreshore park

Raby Bay Foreshore park

Redcliffe main street and foreshore

Redcliffe main street and foreshore

Point Halloran, Victoria Point

Point Halloran, Victoria Point

Wynnum water park

Wynnum water park

Cairns Esplande

Cairns Esplande

Redcliffe board walk

Redcliffe board walk

Cleveland Point

Cleveland Point

Great Sandy Straits Marina Resort

Great Sandy Straits Marina Resort

What can Cleveland learn from other towns and cities who have developed their foreshores?

What is the best combination for public and private use?

These are the questions that need to be answered in the current debate over Toondah Harbour.

The problem so far has been that the government’s proposal has been locked in planning-speak rather than specific ideas that Redland people can relate to.

There has been too much talk about what shouldn’t be done rather than what could be done.

Redland City has foreshores that the whole of community could enjoy. 

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