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Corinda Rail Maintenance Yards Development Application

Submitted by webmaster on Sun, 17/10/2010 - 7:38pm

Queensland Rail has submitted an Impact Assessible development application for a Material Change in use of the Railway Maintenance Sheds bounded between Dunlop Terrace, Lamb Street, Watt Streets and Lynne Grove Streets, Corinda. 

 

It is intended to change the temporary use of the area used during the construction of the additional rail line into a permanent facility to be operated 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

 

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Where does Sherwood Bus Depot Fit SEQ Transport 2031 Plans?

Submitted by webmaster on Fri, 01/10/2010 - 9:15pm

The state government have released the draft 2031 Busway Network plans that can be found here www.connectingseq.qld.gov.au/Libraries/Publications/Draft_Connecting_SEQ_2031.pdf
 
It is unclear how a Sherwood Bus Depot will increase local services to this area as promised by the Brisbane City Council.
 

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High Level of Community Feedback on our draft Neighbourhood Plan

Submitted by Leigh Park on Tue, 21/09/2010 - 5:11pm

You may have noticed that the Brisbane City Council's latest newsletter Living in Brisbane September 2010 made special mention of the high level of community feedback on our draft Plan.
 
"Sherwood Graceville residents have their say.
 
The draft Sherwood Graceville Neighbourhood Plan generated a high level of interest and communnity feedback, with Council receiving about 600 written responses.
 

Sherwood Bus Depot Development Application Amendments

Submitted by webmaster on Sun, 29/08/2010 - 10:49am

Brisbane City Council have sold the Bus Depot to Commercial and Industrial Property Pty Ltd to develop the land into the Sherwood Bus Depot and then lease back to Council. 

On the 16th of August, Commercial and Industrial Property Pty Ltd have submitted amendments to BCC for the Development Application regarding the Bus Depot.  An extract from their application to council is shown below.  To see the full development application, you can download a copy at http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/masterview/masterplan/enquirer/default.aspx, utilising application number A002879150

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Material Change of Use - Queenslander Oxley Road, Graceville

Submitted by webmaster on Thu, 26/08/2010 - 7:02am

An application development has been submitted for the Queenslander in the DCP/residential zone adjoining the Graceville shopping precinct (next to Matilda Service Station) is proposed to be changed to mixed business/residential.

 

This particular property is zoned residential in both the old Walter Taylor South District Local Plan and Sherwood-Graceville Neighbourhood Plan.

 

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Questions on Notice to BCC re: Bus Depot and Neighbourhood Plan

Submitted by webmaster on Sat, 21/08/2010 - 5:31pm

The following questions and answers have been raised in council meetings with respect to the Sherwood Bus Depot and the Sherwood-Graceville Neighbourhood Plan.

 

Submitted by Councillor Nicole Johnston on 19 July 2010
File number: 137/220/661/59

Following Council's public commitment to meet the highest environmental standards during the construction of the Sherwood Bus Depot, could the Town Clerk please advise under which organisations rating or classification system is Council proposing to construct the depot according to "a four-star green rating".

Answer: The most comprehensive ESD assessment tool is that of the Green Building Council of Australia which is recognised nationally. The contract with the successful proponent to build the bus depot requires a 5 – Green Star (Australian Best Practice) design and as-built rating using their Industrial v1 rating tool issued in April 2010.

 

Submitted by Councillor Nicole Johnston on 21 July 2010
File number: 137/220/661/60

Q1. Could the Town Clerk please advise how many submissions Council received, both formal and informal, as part of the public consultation period for the Sherwood Graceville Neighbourhood Plan?

Answer: 604

Q2. Could the Town Clerk please advise how many submissions Council received, both formal and informal, raised concerns or objections to the proposal to rezone parts of Sherwood and Corinda up to 5 storeys, that is from LMR to MR?

Answer: 283

Q3. Could the Town Clerk please advise how many submissions Council received, both formal and informal, offering support for the proposal to rezone parts of Sherwood and Corinda up to 5 storeys, that is from LMR to MR?

Answer: 186

  

Submitted by Councillor Nicole Johnston (from Council’s agenda of 8 June 2010)
File number: 137/220/661/56

Q2. Could the Town Clerk please provide the total amount of funding provided to the Benawarra Community Development Association to undertake consultation and prepare a report on the neighbourhood enhancement projects for the Sherwood Graceville Neighbourhood Plan, including the Graceville Community Garden Report entitled Connecting Community Groups: Final Report?

A2. $15,000 was provided to the Benawarra Community Development Association to develop and implement a process that allows active community groups to work together on joint projects and enhance community links.

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Nicole Johnston media release on Sherwood Bus Depot Financing

Submitted by webmaster on Sat, 07/08/2010 - 11:26am

The following media release has been issued by Councillor Nicole Johnston regarding a State Government report on the financing of the deal.  A copy of the Queensland Treasury letter is also attached in the comments below
 
State Exposes Bus Depot Bad Deal (Media Releaase - 5-Aug-2010)
 
Lord Mayor Campbell Newman and Civic Cabinet have approved a flawed financial and contractual arrangement for the Sherwood Bus Depot, according to the Queensland State Governnments most senior Treasury official.
 

WTSAG interviewed for Dick Smith Population Puzzle documentary

Submitted by webmaster on Sat, 07/08/2010 - 11:08am

The Waltor Taylor South Action Group was invited to participate in the making of Dick Smith's Population Puzzle documentary some months ago.  Walter Taylor South Action Group secretary Leigh Park was interviewed as part of the making of this documentary.
 
It will be interesting to see how the documentary makers view the local issues and how they may be related to other National and State issues.
 
The documentary will screen on ABC1 TV on Thursday 12th of August at 8:30pm, followed by the Q&A Population Debate.
 

St. Aidans letter to local residents

Submitted by webmaster on Wed, 04/08/2010 - 9:23pm

The following letter was placed in the letterboxes of residents around St Aidans school.

 
3 August 2010
 
Dear Neighbour,
 
Firstly, we would like to thank-you for your understanding during the past 12 months while works have been undertaken on the Corinda campus of St Aidan's Anglican Girls' School.
 
Secondly, we wish to invite you, and the members of your household, to join us for an information evening:
 
On Wednesday 18 August 2010 at 6:00pm
In the Meeting Room, Charma Place

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