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...

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...