A resident who attended the Council Meeting on the 6th of August has kindly passed on a copy of St. Aidans draft plans (attached).
Additional information from another resident idicates that the school has been granted federal money to demolish the Queenslander (just recently rezoned to Educational Use) and to replace it with a 2 storey library.
The school had asked parents to attend the council meeting on the 6th August asking the council to relax certain plans to simplify any future school development. Cached information is available from this web address, but is repeated in full below:
St Aidan’s future developments under threat
You may be aware Brisbane City Council have been working on a Local Plan for Corinda and surrounding areas for the last two years, the Sherwood Graceville Neighbourhood Plan (SGNP).
A number of aspects of this Plan, if adopted, will put future development of St Aidan’s Corinda and Ambiwerra campuses under threat.
This plan is now open for public comment and we need your help to have our School community’s voice heard.
What are FOUR key issues with the Neighbourhood Plan for St Aidan’s?
- Five Storey Development
BCC’S POSITION: There are possibility of increased density and building heights of up to five storeys at St Aidan’s.
SCHOOL’S POSITION: The School has no immediate plans to build facilities on the School Campus up to five storeys. However our 30-year plan identifies if the commercial precinct around the Sherwood Services Club and Corinda Station was developed in the future as a transport/commercial hub where multi-level development was allowed then the School may wish to have the option to develop up to five storeys at the eastern end of the campus (along Aidan’s Way).
- Transport/Commercial Hub at Corinda Station
BCC’S POSITION: There are possibility of increased density and building heights of up to five storeys between Oxley Road and the Corinda Train Station.
SCHOOL’S POSITION: The School believes that the establishment of a “Civic Hub” including gardens, meeting areas, coffee shops and car parking to service the commercial activities and transport commuters would lift the ambiance of an area which is tired and not currently a highly populated residential precinct.
- Level of Assessment at St Aidan’s School Campus
BCC’S POSITION: The SGNP would make development of greater than 250 square metres (essentially all future development) at the School Campus subject to “Impact” Assessment. The effect of this is it provides individuals the opportunity to object to a development approval and appeal to the Planning & Environment Court.
SCHOOL’S POSITION: This level of Assessment creates the possibility that any future development at the School could become embroiled in a Planning & Environment Appeal which is a costly and time consuming process to be avoided if at all possible. The School would like to see the existing planning approval process (“Code Assessable”) retained for the majority of the School Campus which is zoned Community Use - Education Purposes.
- Inclusion of Ambiwerra in a Sport & Recreation Precinct
BCC’S POSITION: The Plan would make establish a Sport & Recreation Precinct inclusive of Ambiwerra, Gregory Terrace’s Tennyson playing fields, Corinda & Graceville Bowls Club.
SCHOOL’S POSITION: While the desire to retain these spaces as green spaces is admiral, the effect of being included in this Sport & Recreation Precinct is future development of these sites would be prohibited. While most of the Ambiwerra can not be developed due to flooding restricition, the School wishes to retain the ability to develop educational facilities (e.g. Early Learning Centre, outdoor education facilities) or sporting facilities (e.g. gymnasium, change rooms or courts) on the site. If Ambiwerra is included in this Sport & Recreation Precinct all future development would be prohibited.Ambiwerra is currently zoned predominantly “Rural” and part “Residential” however the School would like to see the “Rural” areas zoned “Community Use – Education Purposes”.
How can you help?
St Aidan’s relies upon our School community to voice its objectives and concerns to the BCC in this process. We need you to act as a delegate for St Aidan’s and the future of St Aidan’s is reliant upon you.
What: Get to Know Your Neighbourhood Plan Session with Brisbane City Council. · This session is an opportunity for you to have a say about proposals in the draft plan which affect the School and the way it can develop in the future. · This is an informal session and present at the gathering will be Cr Amanda Cooper (Chairman for Neighbourhood Planning & Development Assessment), Cr Nicole Johnston (Councillor for the Ward of Tennyson) and other representatives of the BCC. · Particular issues BCC want to hear your views on are possible increased density and building heights at St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School and the centres of Corinda and Sherwood. · It is your opportunity to shape the draft plan before the formal submissions stage. When: Thursday, 6 August 2009 - Session times are 1.30pm to 4.30pm or 5.30pm to 8pm Where: Sherwood Services Club, Clewley Street, Corinda To register your interest to attend, phone the Sherwood/Graceville District Neighbourhood Plan Team on 07 3403 8698 or you can just drop in on the day. If you do attend, can you please also email our Business Manager, Peter Mullins at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get an indication of the number of supporters we have attend the sessions.
What: Make a formal submission · The community will have an opportunity to have their say on the draft plan when it is released for formal public submissions later in 2009. · There will be a four week window to make a submission. · We will let you know when BCC is accepting submissions and provide details on key points you may need to communicate in regards to the School. When: Likely around October 2009 Where: Through Brisbane City Council More details on how you can make a submission will be distributed once they are released by BCC. Want more information? Should you wish to receive any further material or would like to make a comment please email our Business Manager, Peter Mullins at email@example.com. Supporting Documents BCC Flyer on Draft SGNP Community Sessions BCC Draft SGNP Planning Area Cr NJohnston comments on SGNP Cr NJohston Flyer on Draft SGNP Draft Sherwood/Graceville District Neighbourhood Plan