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Redlands Population and Planning Forum

Redlands on Moreton Bay logoRedland City is in a dilemma. Caught between the old economies of rural dominated wealth and the new economies where wealth is generated from the cities.

Lying within the economic gravity of Brisbane but becoming increasingly difficult to identify and to commute, Redlands wrestles with increasing population pressure but without perceived social dividends from growth. Is the only future for Redlands a dormitory suburb where people sleep and commute to other areas for work, recreation and social activities? Will over 60% of the Redlands work force continue to leave the city each day for work?

What does the SE Queensland Regional Plan say for Redlands? The SEQ Regional Plan stipulates that we are to increase our population to 169,000 people by 2031 and increase our housing stock from 49,000 dwellings by an additional 21,000 dwellings by 2031. All this but in a smaller urban footprint and without land set aside for employment opportunities.

Redlands has unique environmental qualities and a lifestyle second to none. Can these be preserved given the dictates of the Regional Plan?

Join the Redland Institute to discuss the SEQ Regional Plan and the future of Redlands.

Key note address by the Honourable Sterling Hinchcliffe, Minister for Infrastructure and Planning.

Guest speakers will represent the following interests of the community:

  • Environmental sustainability
  • Development and economics
  • Social and Economic Planning

Michael Choi MP for Capalaba will be the Moderator for the evening.

5.00pm for 5.30 start – ends 7.30pm
7 April 2010

Hall of Fame, Somerset Centre
Ormiston College (Dundas Street, Ormiston)

Costs for the evening include light snacks and alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages –

  • Members of Redlands Institute – $20.00
  • Non-Members of Redlands Institute – $25.00

Please rsvp by email to or by phoning Madelaine on 0448 800 868. Payment can be made at the door on the night.

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