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Neighbourhood Plan WTSAG Workshops – Put it in Writing!

Submitted by webmaster on Thu, 03/06/2010 - 10:07pm

Residents of Corinda, Sherwood, Graceville, Chelmer and parts of Tennyson are being asked to put their concerns in writing after the Brisbane City Council released proposed plans to dramatically increase development in the area.
 
Walter Taylor South Action Group Inc, (WTSAG) says residents have until 2 July, 2010 to make comments via a written response to Council on the draft Sherwood/Graceville District Neighbourhood Plan.
 
The action group will be holding two workshops to assist residents in making a written response to the statutory plan, which will determine what the suburbs of Corinda, Sherwood, Graceville, Chelmer and parts of Tennyson will look like over the next ten to twenty years. The plans details:
- Preservation of character areas
- Quality of life in the suburbs
- Changes to zonings, including more townhouses, units and apartments up to 5 storeys
- Urban villages up to 5 storeys in Corinda and Sherwood
- Creation of a community hub in Sherwood
- Designated industrial areas
- Retention of existing sport and recreational land
 
Brisbane City Council held a workshop for residents last week to talk to a planner. WTSAG will hold follow up workshops. Residents can drop in to the WTSAG workshops and discuss any issues of concern in the plan, as well as seek advice on preparing a response to the plan to send to Council. Only written responses and comments will be accepted by Council. There will be template letters (proformas) to assist residents as well.
 
This is the last opportunity residents have to provide feedback to Council, as once these plans are adopted, then there is no avenue for protesting against any development which complies with the new plan.
 
Residents are encouraged to attend the WTSAG workshops on:
Tuesday 8 June from 6pm to 8pm OR Sunday 20 June 1pm to 3pm.
 
Both workshops will be held at St Matthews Uniting Church hall on the corner of Oxley Rd and Sherwood Rd, Sherwood.
 

For further information on the draft Sherwood/Graceville District Neithgbourhood Plan and to access the WTSAG website go to:
http://wtsag.org.au
 
CONTACT : Leigh Park 0410 417 590