So, the Emerald
is now Heritage
What happens next?
We've engaged a professional heritage consultant and two council planners for an information session that welcomes your say and questions about the future of this unique space.
Saturday 8th May
Doors open @ 8.30am
Being in lockdown on Coochiemudlo has made many of us grateful for the Emerald Fringe, with its sense of space, and the peace that such natural environments create.
But it's now pretty obvious our island is undergoing significant growth. Land sales are booming, houses are being built, there are new faces on the ferry, and high visitation on public holidays. We welcome them all! But the Emerald Fringe, the island's major recreational space, is noticeably more crowded for much of the time. How can we ensure its quiet delights survive when so many more people want to share them?
The Heritage Society negotiated the local heritage listing of the entire Emerald Fringe in 2019. Are there ways we can leverage this official recognition to encourage our city council to manage this precious asset in ways that will preserve its unique qualities?
That crucial question is the focus of a Community Workshop the Society is hosting on Saturday May 8, at the community hall. We’ll be joined by a heritage landscape architect and two planning officers from the Redland City Council. Our councillor, Lance Hewlett, and State MP, Kim Richards, will also attend.
It’s likely to be the most important forum held on the island in a long time. We encourage you to join us on May 8 to explore the options heritage listing opens up, and have your say in the morning’s discussion. Tea & Coffee will be provided.
Registration is required by Covid regulations, and numbers attending will be limited.
But you can register now by sending this email in advance to secure your seat/s.