IT’S HAPPENED AGAIN.  ANOTHER NON-CONFORMING DA FROM SANDSTONE POINT TAVERN SUBMITTED TO MBRC.  ANOTHER APPROVAL BY MBRC WITHOUT DEBATE.  ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL AND SAFETY ISSUES RAISED BY OVER 700 OBJECTORS IGNORED.  WHO DOES MBRC LISTEN TO?  DEVELOPERS OR RATEPAYERS?

IT’S HAPPENED AGAIN. ANOTHER NON-CONFORMING DA FROM SANDSTONE POINT TAVERN SUBMITTED TO MBRC. ANOTHER APPROVAL BY MBRC WITHOUT DEBATE. ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL AND SAFETY ISSUES RAISED BY OVER 700 OBJECTORS IGNORED. WHO DOES MBRC LISTEN TO? DEVELOPERS OR RATEPAYERS?

Last year, MBI made some predictions about Development Applications (DA’s) to be submitted by the Sandstone Point Tavern to enable material changes to its operations. MBI predicted:   DA’s would continue to be submitted by Sandstone Point Tavern in order to make...
THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND SCIENCE HAS LAUNCHED A  “STUDY”  TO DETERMINE  “SUSTAINABLE VISITOR CAPACITY”  FOR BEACH DRIVING ON BRIBIE’S BEACHES.  WILL THE “STUDY” INCLUDE ANYTHING OTHER THAN JUST GATHERING OPINIONS?  WILL IT ACTUALLY MEASURE ANYTHING?  HAVE THE CONCLUSIONS ALREADY BEEN REACHED?

THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND SCIENCE HAS LAUNCHED A “STUDY” TO DETERMINE “SUSTAINABLE VISITOR CAPACITY” FOR BEACH DRIVING ON BRIBIE’S BEACHES. WILL THE “STUDY” INCLUDE ANYTHING OTHER THAN JUST GATHERING OPINIONS? WILL IT ACTUALLY MEASURE ANYTHING? HAVE THE CONCLUSIONS ALREADY BEEN REACHED?

The Department of Environment and Science (DES) recently announced a “study” to be undertaken by international consultants EarthCheck (https://earthcheck.org/) to determine “sustainable visitor capacity” for the beaches in the Bribie and Cooloola National Park areas. ...
HAZARD REDUCTION BURNS ARE BEING UNDERTAKEN TO REDUCE THE FIRE RISKS.  THAT’S THE GOOD NEWS.  BUT WHY ARE THEY BEING CONDUCTED SO LATE IN THE SEASON WHEN THE RISKS OF SECONDARY DAMAGE ARE GREATEST?

HAZARD REDUCTION BURNS ARE BEING UNDERTAKEN TO REDUCE THE FIRE RISKS. THAT’S THE GOOD NEWS. BUT WHY ARE THEY BEING CONDUCTED SO LATE IN THE SEASON WHEN THE RISKS OF SECONDARY DAMAGE ARE GREATEST?

In August, one of the nightly newscasters commented on the smokey air around Brisbane that day.  He advised that we should expect this for another month or so while hazard reduction burns were being undertaken to reduce the fire risks.  While it is comforting to know...

AUSTRALIAN RESEARCHERS DISCOVER NEW ELEMENTS

The attached news was sent to MyBribieIsland and we felt it just had to be shared.  It explains a lot about puzzling decisions made by all levels of government. What is the experience of MBI readers?  Have readers have any experience with the impact of Gevernmentium...