“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” (Margaret Meed)
What is Local Community Action?
It is working together with a shared vision and shared voice to create positive change.
Over the past eight years this citizen inspired process has delivered many results.
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Recent LCA Actions
Project: ‘Collingwood Road Spoonbill Intersection Upgrade’
Timeframe 2012 -2015
Action: Safety concerns for pedestrians & motorists lead to St Mary MacKillop P&F president making contact.
Result: After advocacy, petitions, appeals to council and meetings with officers, Upgrade Delivered & safety increased.
Project: Thorneside Road Safety
Timeframe 2012 -2019
Action: Safety Concerns raised by Vision Impaired residents requesting safer road crossing between shops and rail station in 2012.
Result: a) Two Pedestrian Refuge upgrades delivered in 2015 b) Safer crossing at Thorneside Road & Railway Parade East c) Improvements to pedestrian crossing and refuge, and cycleway between Railway Parade and Thorneside Road
Project: ‘Saving Local Council Parks’
Timeframe: September 2015 – December 2015
Action: Thousands of residents petition & lobby to prevent proposed rezone/sale of Redland City Council Parks (Div 10:Quarry Road; Fisher Road Penny Lane)
Outcome: Mayoral Minute proposed a reversal of the decision to proceed with sale.
Bonus Community Outcome: Every month, over a dozen Bushcare volunteers now manage the native flora and fauna, as a way to protect and preserve the Penny Lane park.
Project: ‘Preserve Historic Willard Farm’
Action: After 153 year old homestead was proposed for demolition with no identified heritage significance, residents lobbied to state government for intervention.
Outcome: a) Property & dwellings saved. b) Council buys property. c) Council lists property on local heritage register.
FUTURE: This area was removed from Div 10 at the last election. In 2020, it returns. Stay Tuned for more Local Community Action.
Project: ‘Removal of Tingalpa Creek Wrecks’
Timeframe: April 2015- 2018
Action: Individuals from Wynnum Redlands Canoe Club contacted local & state representatives, requesting assistance to remove dangerous hulks after departmental refusal. Campaign mounts and invites other groups, individuals to join and lobby. Div 10 Councillor Petitions State Government, sponsored by State Member for Capalaba.
Phase One: Maritime Safety Queensland mobilise to remove nine dangerous wrecks from shipping lane in 2015.
Phase Two: Subsequent campaign widens, requesting more wreck removals with Dept of Environment support. Completed 2018.
Ongoing Action: WRCC members continue to remove several skips worth of rubbish from Tingalpa Creek every year on ‘Clean Up Australia’ Day in partnership with Redland City Council & State Government.
Project: 100 Dorsal Drive Development Application
Timeframe: Phase 1: May 2015 / Feb 2016 – Completed October 2019
Action: Originally proposed for 4 Story, 26 Apartments (single and 2 bedroom), this Impact Assessable D.A. raised great concern within the community, as it breaches planning scheme.
Residents did not opposed development, rather the scale, bulk, size & amenity. Called in by Cr Bishop for Assessment by council. There were 217 properly made submissions by residents.
Result: a) Initial proposal reduced by developer from 26-22 Apartments. b) After assessment & submissions developer reduces back to 16 units, 3 Floors (in line with Planning Scheme). c) Property purchased by local developer and increased to 17 Units, delivered to high standard
Project: 24 Alma Street Development Proposal
Timeframe: (Sep. 2015-Oct. 2017)
Action: Change from 12 Units to 5 house lots.
Phase 1: Residents objected to increased infill impacts. Result: Reduction from 12 to 8 Units approved by RCC.
Phase 2: Local developers then bought property and delivered 5 house lots, respecting residents wishes for the area.