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. ...

YET ANOTHER APPLICATION HAS BEEN LODGED WITH MBRC FOR A MATERIAL CHANGE OF USE OF THE SANDSTONE POINT HOTEL SITE. HOW MANY MORE ARE GOING TO COME? WILL THEY EVER STOP? WILL COUNCIL CONTINUE TO APPROVE THEM REGARDLESS?

Following the 2020 Council elections, a contributor to the June/July editions of The Bribie Islander made the following comments on the challenges facing the new Council: Development Application Approval: Rightly or wrongly, MBRC has developed the reputation of...

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...