South east Queensland populating the life out of paradise (APR)

13 April 2007

Media Releases 2007

An upcoming public forum will seek solutions to unprecedented and

unsustainable growth which they say is “populating the life out of paradise” and will

push to limit urban development in South East Queensland,

The forum is open to all South East Queensland residents and will be held at

Redland’s IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba, on Saturday, 21st

April 2007 from 3 to 5pm, hosted by Sustainable Population Australia – South East

Queensland Branch (SPA- SEQ).

SPA-SEQ’s President Mr Simon Baltais said that the forum would reveal how

the Queensland government, with its pro-growth agenda, is destroying SEQ’s

biodiversity and its quality of life with plans to accommodate over a million more

people over the next 20 years.

Ms Vivien Griffin, former Councillor of Noosa Shire Council, will be the keynote

speaker on “Leading by example – how local governments can address population”.

Mr Baltais will outline the toll taken by over-development on the region and

introduce the other speakers, including a welcome by Cr Debra Henry of Redland

Shire, who will speak on how the individual can make a difference.

Ms Sheila Davis, founding President of Sustainable Population Australia –

South East Queensland Branch, will speak on addressing the myths supporting

population growth.

A public discussion with the panel of speakers, moderated by Ms Lavinia Wood

of Community Alliance for Responsible Planning (CARP) – Redlands, will help

formulate solutions.

For more information about this important public meeting:

Sheila Davis, Secretary, SPA-SEQ – 5530-6600 or 0423-305-478 (after 10:30am) 

Sustainable Population Australia – SEQ Branch, Box 199, Mudgeeraba Qld 4213


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