We are a group concerned with protecting the streetscapes and promoting residential amenity in the South Western suburbs of Brisbane.

Queensland Rail's operations on the new tracks, Corinda - Darra

Submitted by John Nightingale on Thu, 16/02/2012 - 8:14pm

 The South West News this week had an item about noise created by coal freight trains at Darra, exacerbated by a new embankment. This stimulated me to send QR a message about their use, or lack of use, of the new freight line. We have found noise an increasing problem, more trains I guess, but also the way the line is used by train controllers. Recently an anonymous flyer from a resident suggested complaining to QR, but as it was anonymous I was loath to take up the issue. However, I have no sent the following:

Alan Fletcher Research Station - UP FOR TENDER!!!

Submitted by Heather Knyn on Sun, 12/02/2012 - 9:48am

Does anyone know whether the Alan Fletcher Research Station is up for tender?  Word is it is in the pipeline. 


This is now confirmed as proceeding as per Quest Newspaper article, copy below despite objections by the LNP state member Scott Emerson and the then Brisbane City Council headed by Campbell Newman via the Sherwood-Graceville Neighbourhood Plan.

Oxley Road to Nowhere

Submitted by Nicole Johnston on Tue, 07/02/2012 - 12:03pm

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has today confirmed secret plans to upgrade Oxley Road to four lanes over the next 11 to 20 years as part of Brisbane’s Long Term Infrastructure Plan 2012 – 2031.


Councillor Johnston said that Council’s plan, to be debated at today’s meeting, came without any consultation with local residents.


“Making Oxley Road four lanes without addressing the single lane choke point at the Walter Taylor Bridge is appalling planning. It will create a road to nowhere and cause further congestion and delay for residents,” Councillor Johnston said.


Proposed Demolition pre-1946 house Park Terrace, Sherwood

Submitted by webmaster on Sat, 04/02/2012 - 5:53am

A development application number A003272804 has been submitted for the demolition of a pre-1946 house at 10 Park Terrace, Sherwood.


As this lot adjoins the shopping centre and is currently used as a physotherapist office there is also the possibility that a following this application there may be another application to rezone this residential land for shopping/office development.



Letter to Corinda Residents from Cr. Julian Simmonds

Submitted by Cr. Julian Simmonds on Mon, 19/12/2011 - 4:16pm

16 December 2011
Dear Resident,
I write following the recent consultation process that Brisbane City Council undertook to garner local views on a proposed bikeway to connect Corinda to Rocklea.
Originally suggested by local residents, it was intended this bikeway would fill a vital missing link in the network, better connecting residents of Sherwood and Oxley to public transport and local businesses.

Chelmer TAFE Sale

Submitted by Nicole Johnston on Wed, 07/12/2011 - 10:10am

Dear Resident


I am writing to update on recent news reports regarding the Metro South Institute of TAFE (Chelmer Campus) located at the corner of Glenwood St and Oxley Rd, Chelmer.


As you may be aware, the site has been vacant since the January flood.



Character House - Partial demolition, Raise above Height Limit

Submitted by webmaster on Wed, 07/12/2011 - 7:23am

An impact assessible development application has been submitted for this site (not a flood prone site) to raise a house above the height limit.  This has occurred a number of times in this street, and on each occassion a suitable solution was found within the existing limits.


The relevant DA A003229007 can be found on council's website where you can respond to this particular request by Friday 16th of December.


Proposed Scrap Metal Yard adjoining Oxley Creek

Submitted by webmaster on Sun, 04/12/2011 - 10:01am

A development application has been submitted requesting to be under the old Neighbourhood Plan to evade the new Light Industrial Zoning.

See DA A003211282 on council's website

Extract of details of the application below

This report has been prepared by LandPartners Limited on behalf of Trust Company Ltd ACF RW Invest ATF Ray White Invest Sherwood Property Trust, in support of a request to Council to assess and decide a proposed development application under a Superseded Planning Scheme.

This report is seeking approval for a Request for an application to be assessed and decided under a Superseded Planning Scheme (1st January 2011), in accordance with Division 5, Section 95, 1(b) of the Sustainable Planning Act. We request the Brisbane City Council assess this report and permit a development application to be made in accordance with Division 5, Section 99 (2) of the Sustainable Planning Act for a Preliminary Approval for Building Work on a site adjoining a Heritage Place, Material Change of Use for a Schedule 1 Industry and Environmental Relevant Activity 33 (Scrap Yards) and 37 (Waste Storage, treatment and disposal.) to be lodged and assessed under the Brisbane City Council Superseded Planning Scheme (1st January 2011).



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