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Electoral Boundary Changes Threaten Local Interests

Submitted by webmaster on Sun, 08/02/2015 - 11:29am

Send submission for 16 Feb deadline - 2 examples attached

Electoral boundaries of Tennyson Ward are under threat by a proposal that current local neighbourhoods be moved to other wards causing Tennyson Ward's cohesion and representation in Council to be radically undermined. 

Local residents are strongly urged to make submissions to the Electoral Commission [closing date 16 February 2015] in opposition to proposed changes to BCC Ward boundaries.

Submissions can be made by email or online (see templates below).
 

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Chelmer TAFE Sale

Submitted by Nicole Johnston on Wed, 07/12/2011 - 10:10am

Dear Resident

 

I am writing to update on recent news reports regarding the Metro South Institute of TAFE (Chelmer Campus) located at the corner of Glenwood St and Oxley Rd, Chelmer.

 

As you may be aware, the site has been vacant since the January flood.

 

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Alan Fletcher Research Station E-Petition

Submitted by webmaster on Sun, 15/05/2011 - 8:21pm

The historic Alan Fletcher Research Station is situated on a pleasant reach of the Brisbane river.
 
Its research functions were recently transferred to the new Bogga Road Research Precinct making it a prime candidate for inclusion in Brisbane green space available for community use.  The site is also ideally located to provide connectivity to the Sherwood Arboretum.  Addition of this green space would be in line with Brisbane City Council policy.
 

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2011 Floods

Submitted by Andrew Spalding on Tue, 19/04/2011 - 7:43am

The recent severe flooding in parts of our neighbourhood covered by the Sherwood Neighbourhood Plan has caused us to reflect on what changes, if any, should be made to the plan.

Our hearts go out to residents, property owners and business that have been affected by the flood.

The Queensland Government Commission of Enquiry will provide a significant amount of resources to analysing why the flood occurred and what should be done in the future to reduce flooding and mitigate its effects.

The Brisbane City Council has approved a new planning instrument allowing Brisbane flood victims to raise their homes one metre higher than the 8.5 metre flood limit without applying for special approval. Developers will have to ensure essential services are flood proof or built above flood levels. The existing maximum height of 8.5 metres for the home’s highest point will remain for houses not affected by flood.

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Cr. Nicole Johnston letter re Alan Fletcher Research Station

Submitted by Nicole Johnston on Wed, 09/03/2011 - 9:44pm

9 March 2011
 
The Hon. Tim Mulherin MP
Minister for Agriculture, Food and Regional Industries
Member for Mackay
GPO Box 45
BRISBANE QLD 4001
 
Dear Minister
Re: Alan Fletcher Research Station, Sherwood
 
I am writing to you regarding the maintenance and future use of the Alan Fletcher Research Station, Magazine Street, Sherwood.
 

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Draft Queensland Rail timetable confirms Corinda and Sherwood not TOD locations

Submitted by webmaster on Mon, 29/11/2010 - 7:42am

In releasing the draft train timetable for the Ipswich line for 2011, Queensland Rail has signalled the state government's intention for Corinda and Sherwood  to NOT be significant Transit Orientated Development locations.

Express services will no longer service Corinda.  Only selected trains during peak periods will be stopping at Corinda and passenger trains will no longer run on the Tennyson line.  All services instead will stop at Darra which becomes a central hub.

Brisbane City Council has this week passed plans for 5 storey development in Corinda and Sherwood however has failed to listen to the community concerns regarding the South-East Queensland Regional Plan not listing this location for higher density.  We want to preserve the character of our area and maximise the use of the existing 3 storey area (3 storeys not 5).

Read below for an extract from QR timetable:

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17 Unit Proposal rings alarm bells - The Satellite 21-Jul-2010

Submitted by webmaster on Sat, 24/07/2010 - 8:43am

Oxley residents are voicing concerns over a State Government plan to build 17 one-bedroom public housing units on a block on Oxley Road at Sherwood.

They say there are too many units for the size of the block and are concerned the entry and exit to the site, which is obscured, may create a traffic hazzard and more congestion on the norotiously busy Oxley Road.

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