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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.
The Walter Taylor South Action Group are sponsors of a petition urging all levels of government to ensure preservation of this site as green space.  Neighbours and residents who believe that the Alan Fletcher Research Station should be preserved as green space for community use can sign the e-petition at the following website:

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State Parliament has now released their response to our petition and the text appears below.

Hon Paul Lucas MP
Minister for Local Government and
Special Minister of State
Our re: MC11/3474, LG11/3324
Mr Neil Laurie
The Clerk of the Parliament
Parliament House
George Street
Brisbane QLD 4000
Dear Mr Laurie
Re: Petition 1671-11: Preserve the Alan Fletcher Research Station, Sherwood as greenspace for community use
 Thank you for your letter of 8 September 2011
The Queensland Government has committed to assessing the greenspace values of surplus State owned land when determining its potential future use.  As such, the State Government will take into account and investigate potential greenspace values when making future decisions about the Alan Fletcher Research Station.
If the State was to put the property up for sale, Brisbane City Council would become the assessment manager for any future development applications on the site, and as such would be responsible for any greenspace requirements imposed.
 I trust this information is of assistance.
Yours sincerely
Paul Lucas MP