A cluster of red balloons hung twenty metres above Sherwood last week. A group of residents was demonstrating just how high proposed five storey developments around Sherwood and Corinda would be. "I didn't realise just what an impact buildings of this height would make. They would block light, breezes and views and would dominate the suburban landscape", said Nancy Williams.
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The proposed 5 storey precincts around the Corinda and Sherwood railway stations are two of a number of proposals contained in the draft Sherwood/ Graceville Neighbourhood Plan recently released for comment by the Brisbane City Council. A Summary of the draft plan was delivered to every letterbox in the area and the full draft Plan is available online at the Council website. Written submissions are invited by Council and must be lodged by 2 July.
"It is our final opportunity to tell Brisbane City Council what we like and do not like about the draft Plan." says Leigh Park, Secretary of Walter Taylor South Action Group Inc. "Take the time to put in a submission. The final Plan will determine what our suburbs will be like in the future." The action group has held several workshops for residents to discuss issues of concern and seek advice on preparing their submission. Their website at www.wtsag.org.au contains a deal of information about the plan and contains a series of forums for residents to share their views on the draft plan. This may be of help when preparing your submission.
Send your submissions to Neighbourhood Planning, City Planning Branch,Brisbane City Council, GPO Box 1434, Brisbane QLD 4001 by 2 July.