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Chelmer Residential Care Facility inconsistent with Sherwood-Graceville Neighbourhood Plan

Submitted by webmaster on Sun, 08/02/2015 - 7:58am

Richard King of Save Our Chelmer has brought to our attention a proposed  development in the heritage precinct of Chelmer.

The development plan is shown on BCC's website under A004001329 a 120-unit, 4-storey high-care facility inconsistent with the Neighbourhood Plan and regulations governing heritage precincts.

Please see the attachment, which refers you to a Save Our Chelmer email address for detailed information on the plan, concerns of the residents,  a model submission, and advice on how to lodge a submission.  

Submissions are due to council by 16-Feb via this link.



I would like to advise members of a new development planned for 66 Longman Terrace Chelmer.

A four storey retirement resort is planned for this site, not the subdivision of 8 blocks for low-residential housing as previously planned up until the 12th of November.

Please have a look at the development application and the floor plans.

I believe this is on a scale that dwarfs and diminishes the character housing in the suburb. I don't mind the return of a retirement village, however, I believe the scale and appearance needs to be re-considered.

Kind Regards
Nanette Marsdon

Nancy Underhill of 36 Hanlan St Chelmer (Corner Longman Terrace ) has kindly arranged for a well known Brisbane Town Planner to advise us on the implications of the response by RPS Architects to the information requests sent by the Brisbane City Council regarding the REGIS proposal.

He  will be available to address us at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 11th February 2015 on the balcony of Nancy's home.

We hope you are available so we can better respond to the amended plans.



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The next community meeting is Tuesday 10th March at 7.30pm again at 36 Hanlan Street Chelmer. Greg Ovenden will present the final submission that will go to BCC including the Heritage report. For those unable to attend this meeting, there will be another meeting on Sunday 15th March on Victoria Avenue in front of the development site at 4pm (weather permitting). BYO chairs. All welcome.

There has already been some response to community action. A letter from Regis to BCC dated 6 Mar2015 suggests that BCC has met with REGIS to consider some community concerns, specifically the traffic concerns and building appearance.

For more information on progress and next steps, please write to or check out the Save Our Chelmer facebook page: