ACTIVIST group Redlands2030 will hold a protest rally against the Toondah Harbour development on Saturday, September 30, at which a “Toondah Action Group” will be launched.
Organiser Chris Walker said the rally would be held in front of the heritage-listed house Fernleigh in Shore Street East and was organised for people to protest against the development of 3600 apartments on dredged wetlands at Toondah.
“People attending the rally will have the opportunity to learn about the proposed Toondah project and its likely impacts on the local community and the environment,” he said.
“Of particular concern to many Redland residents is the impact of current apartment projects and the planned Toondah high density residential project on Cleveland’s healthy koala population in the area around G.J. Walter Park.
“The proposed Toondah project’s impact on internationally protected migratory shorebirds will also be discussed, including an update on the federal government’s environmental approval process.”
The St Paul's Church monthly car boot market will be held across the road and tea, coffee and a sausage sizzle will be available.
The rally will start at 8am and run until 11am.
Mr Walker said people would hear from a range of speakers, including Koala Action Group representatives who will talk about the Toondah koala tracking project.
“People attending the rally may discuss other forms of action against the local council and state Labor government to protect the local area from inappropriate development,” he said.
“A petition to Redland City Council will be available for signing.”
More information: redlands2030.net/events/toondah-action-group-rally/