The following letter appears to have been distributed in the Corinda area to all residents by the Member for Mt Ommaney, Julie Attwood. A scanned version of the letter is attached (individual addressee removed)
5 Storey Developments Not Wanted in Corinda
I am writing in relation to the Draft Sherwood/Graceville Neighbourhood Plan in which your local Brisbane City Councillor's are putting forward a proposal for 5 storey developments in the residential precinct around Clara Street.
After several hundred residents met at public meetings in April and July to oppose this development, Council is still pursuing this option.
The State Government's SEQ Plan does not include any proposals for 5 storey developments in this precinct. The Draft Plan has been instigated by Council alone.
Local Councillors supporting the plan, claim that Council is being pressured into this development by the State Government. This is just trying to shift the blame and their responsibility to the residents of Corinda.
The District Neighbourhood Plan was initiated by the Brisbane City Council and the first round of local public consultations was held in December 2007 (www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/neighbourhoodplanning then click onto Sherwood/Graceville District). Residents have advised me that they have never been in favour of 5 storey developments near Clara Street.
Residents have voiced many concerns to me about the proposal by Council and have stated that Council is not listening. I urge residents to lobby their local Councillors.
They can stop it if they want to.
Julie Attwood MP
Member for Mt Ommaney
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Disability Services & Multicultural Affairs