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Neighbourhood Plan Open for Comments - Put it in writing

Submitted by webmaster on Sun, 30/05/2010 - 10:21pm

Walter Taylor South Action Group Inc, (WTSAG) will be holding two workshops to assist residents in making a written response to the draft Sherwood/Graceville District Neighbourhood Plan.
Residents of Corinda, Sherwood, Graceville, Chelmer and parts of Tennyson have a final opportunity to tell Brisbane City Council what they like and do not like about the draft Sherwood/Graceville District Neighbourhood Plan. Council specifically would like residents to express their views on the proposal to introduce 5 storey areas for Sherwood and Corinda.  This is a significant change for the area.
A summary of the draft plan was delivered to every letterbox in the area. The plan will determine what the suburbs of Corinda, Sherwood, Graceville, Chelmer and parts of Tennyson will look like over the next ten to twenty years.
Residents have until 2 July, 2010 to make comments via a written response to Council.
It is very important to submit a response, as Council says it will assume that residents support all the proposals outlined in the draft, if a response is not received.
The WTSAG workshops will follow a public workshop being held by Brisbane City Council. The Council workshop is on Thursday 3 June, at the Western Districts Community and Sporting Club, Chelmer, from 2-4.30pm and 6-8pm. This is residents' chance to drop in and talk to a planner and ask questions about the plan.
Residents can drop in to the WTSAG workshops and discuss any issues of concern in the plan, as well as seek advice on preparing a response to the plan to send to Council. Only written responses and comments will be accepted by Council. There will be template letters (proformas) to assist residents as well.
This is the last opportunity residents have to provide feedback to Council, because once these plans are adopted, there are few avenues for protesting against any development which complies with the new plan.
Residents are encouraged to attend the WTSAG workshops on:
Tuesday 8 June from 6pm to 8pm OR Sunday 20 June 1pm to 3pm
Both workshops will be held at St Matthews Uniting Church hall on the corner of Oxley Rd and Sherwood Rd, Sherwood.

For further information on the draft Sherwood/Graceville District Neighbourhood Plan and to access the WTSAG website go to:
CONTACT : Leigh Park 0410 417 590