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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?

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...

CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY – A WRAP UP

Clean Up Australia Day (CUAD) has come and gone for 2021.  CUAD was first held in January 1989.  Its creation was spearheaded by the late Ian Kiernan and it grew out of a number of local Australian Bicentenary events such as “Clean-Up Lake Macquarie” and “Clean Up...

PETITION LAUNCHED TO SAVE BRIBIE ISLAND’S ENDANGERED TURTLES

Editor’s Note  (Posted April 2): A number of readers have brought MBI’s attention to various comments on various web sites that claim that this posting by MBI is promoting a petition to ban recreational beach 4WD’ing.  On behalf of those involved with MBI, we want to...

MARCH 7 IS CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY. LET’S ALL JOIN IN AND CLEAN UP BRIBIE ISLAND AND MAKE IT A BETTER PLACE FOR US ALL

  March 7 is Clean Up Australia Day (CUAD) across all of Australia.  It is an opportunity for individuals, schools and businesses to help clean up the area around them.  CUAD had its beginnings when its founder, the late Ian Kiernan, wanted to do something to...

JUST HOW GULLIBLE DO POLITICIANS THINK THE PUBLIC IS

Just how gullible do politicians think the public is? Very gullible if the actions of the Department of Environment and Science over the installation of number plate recognition cameras at Woorim are any indication. MBI readers may recall the announcement by the...

THE RESULTS ARE IN FOR THE 2022 ELECTION. THE ELECTORS HAVE SPOKEN. BUT WHAT DID THEY SAY? There has been a never-ending stream of analyses being said and/or written on this subject on TV, on radio, in the newspapers, and in internet postings and discussions. It’s...

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 (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. ...

Politics News

THE ELECTION IS OVER. THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN. WHAT DID THEY SAY? WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR BRIBIE ISLAND?

Electors in Queensland went to the polls on October 31 and re-elected the Palaszczuk Government. Unless something drastic occurs, the Premier and her ALP Government will be in power for the next four year. Many pollsters predicted the election could go either way but...

What Did Electors Say In This Election? Have Our Politicians Listened? Will Any Of Longman’S Special Needs And Issues Be Addressed?

On Election Night, ABC’s election guru Anthony Green sounded very much like Norman - the election analyst on the famous Monty Python Election Night skit. On election night, Anthony Green seemed to be regularly repeating Norman’s famous words……. “The voting went pretty...

Hello, Hello, Hello……. What’S This Then? Do We Have Some Controversy Here?

A few days ago, MBI Facebook uploaded a story about a leaflet that was being distributed around the MBRC Division 1 area.  This posting has been one of the most viewed on MBI Facebook, so MBI has decided to upload the post to its website for those readers who do not...

Candidate Questionnaires Have Been Updated And Completed. Now Its Time For The Meet-The-Candidates Forums

The responses from those who announced after February 3, 2016 that they would be running in Division 1 have now been received and collated. As a result of information that has been recently made available, the opportunity has also been taken to update the responses...

What Do Candidates For Division 1 Stand For?

As of today (February 3), three individuals have declared they will be a candidate for the upcoming March 19 Council elections.  They are: Brooke Savige - High school teacher Paul Whyte - Former field supervisor with MBRC parks and gardens Dan Clancy - State...

2016 Local Government Elections

In early December, MBI Facebook posted a story regarding the upcoming Local Government elections that will be held on March 19, 2016. In that story, MBI sought input from readers on what characteristics and attributes they thought candidates for Division 1 should...

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