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Council Planner powers 'at risk' - Courier Mail 17-Apr-2010

Submitted by webmaster on Sun, 18/04/2010 - 9:28am

by Steven Wardill
COUNCILS fear the federal and state governments are plotting to strip them of their planning powers as part of an overhaul of responsibilities for major cities.
A leading urban expert recently hand-picked for Premier Anna Bligh's growth summit has proposed the establishment of "metropolitan commissions" to take control of cities.

Sherwood Bus Depot Development Application submitted

Submitted by webmaster on Thu, 18/02/2010 - 8:21pm

A copy of the Sherwood Bus Depot Development Application has been delivered to office of Tennyson councillor Nicole Johnston.  This hard copy is available for viewing in the office at 180 Fairfield Road, Fairfield, QLD 4103
You can also find the Development Application A002719206 on BCC's web site at http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/masterview/modules/applicationmaster/default.aspx?page=wrapper&key=A002719206


Newman accused of intimidating Councillor

Submitted by webmaster on Tue, 16/02/2010 - 9:36pm

The following article was published in the Courier Mail on February 10, 2010:
Lord Mayor Campbell Newman was last night accused of bullying a fellow councillor at Brisbane City Council's first meeting of the year.
Labor Leader Shayne Sutton said Cr Newman had intimidated Tennyson ward councillor Nicole Johnston during a division in proceedings.


Queensland Parliament Debates SEQ Regional Plan impact on Sherwood-Graceville Neighbourhood Plan

Submitted by webmaster on Sat, 13/02/2010 - 9:24pm

During the opening debates of the Queensland parliament, both Julie Attwood MP (LP) and Scott Emerson (LNP) blamed poor planning at Council and State level for the impact the revised Graceville-Sherwood Neighbourhood Plan will have on existing residents.  The speeches are attached for you to review.

Queensland Government proposed fast-track Duplex approvals

Submitted by Nicole Johnston on Mon, 08/02/2010 - 11:00pm

Lord Mayor Campbell Newman has rejected State Government plans for duplex development across Brisbane, claiming it will 'double the number of houses, driveways and cars and halve the number of trees'.
And he was supported by two senior Labor Opposition Councillors who also 'expressed concern about the significant loss of character and greenspace' the State plan would cause.
The Lord Mayor today said Brisbane residents had a clear choice for how Brisbane should be developed over the next 20 years - suburban block splitting, or high density CBD living.

Right to Information Search on Sherwood Bus Depot

Submitted by webmaster on Sun, 07/02/2010 - 6:39pm

The following documentation has been obtained from Brisbane City Council regarding the now approved Sherwood Bus Depot.  It also contains material related to plans for all bus depots.


This information was requested prior to the decision to proceed with the depot.  Click "read more" below to see the table of information.



WTSAG participates in ABC Background Briefing Session

Submitted by webmaster on Tue, 24/11/2009 - 5:51am

Leigh Park, secretary of the Walter Taylor South Action group recently participated in a radio interview discussing issues related to high density living in our cities.
"Planning for happy cities, when you're also jamming in millions more people, is politically tricky. Urban planners say they can make better communities with more people, but the NIMBYs don't believe it. Like it or not, high density apartment living is around the corner. Reporter Ian Townsend."

Sherwood Road Bus Depot approved by BCC Civic Cabinet on 9 Nov09

Submitted by Leigh Park on Tue, 10/11/2009 - 2:34pm
In spite of concerted opposition by local residents of Sherwood and surrounding suburbs, BCC Civic Cabinet have approved plans to build the Sherwood Road Bus depot.
"I am disappointed, that despite overwhelming community concern, Civic Cabinet have today approved the Sherwood bus depot. Council’s challenge, now a decision has been made, is to ensure that the serious amenity, safety, environmental and traffic concerns of local residents and families are addressed,” Councillor Johnston said.



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