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

Why do developers not want to play by the rules

Submitted by webmaster on Sun, 13/01/2013 - 4:48pm

It seems the Christmas break has not been a break for developers who appear to be too eager to push well beyond the boundaries of the Sherwood-Graceville Neighbourhood plan.
The developers for the Skew Street  Sherwood 5 storey development are taking court action because they are not happy with the BCC rejecting their application based on the Sherwood-Graceville neighbourhood plan.  Details can be found on our website.


Impact Assessible DA - 5 Storeys cnr Quarry Rd/Primrose Street Sherwood

Submitted by webmaster on Tue, 01/01/2013 - 11:58pm

An impact assessible application has been submitted for this address that exceeds Gross Floor Area and setback provisions for 5 storey buildings under the Sherwood-Graceville Neighbourhood Plan.


See development application number A003500721


Note - the official notification period for submissions has started and ends on August 8th. 


City Plan Changes are coming

Submitted by Nicole Johnston on Fri, 30/11/2012 - 11:42pm

This week Council is debating the proposed new City Plan, the document that governs planning and development in our city.
Despite the importance of the City Plan, the Lord Mayor has not publicly released the Plan for residents. He says he will do this after it’s approved by Council and consultation will be undertaken next year. He has not said when, but has said the community will have 60 days to provide feedback. I will let you know when this commences.


Evaluation Research on Sherwood-Graceville Neighbourhood Plan - University of Queensland.

Submitted by sean-UQ on Fri, 07/09/2012 - 11:53am

Hello everyone.
We are conducting an independent evaluation research on the effectiveness of Sherwood-Graceville Neighbourhood Plan community consultation (public participation).
We developed a questionnaire to evaluate the effectiveness (or lack of effectiveness) of the Sherwood-Graceville planning process. The survey provides for a full range of opinions about the process.

Skew Street Sherwood - another 5 storey proposal

Submitted by webmaster on Mon, 18/06/2012 - 9:20pm

Another development application has been submitted for 4-8 Skew Street Sherwood for 5 storeys similar to a similarly rejected application for a different address in Skew Street.


The 2 x pre-war houses are also proposed for demolition.


Skew Street is not zoned for 5 storey development in the Sherwood-Graceville Neighbourhood plan, hence this is an Impact Assessible application where residents get to have a say.



Development Application Modern House in Dewar Terrace

Submitted by webmaster on Mon, 28/05/2012 - 12:39am

An Impact Assessible development application A003347610 has been submitted for the character protected area adjoining a heritage place in the traditionally character street of Dewar Terrace (recognised by the Westside Character Precinct of the Sherwood-Graceville Neighbourhood Plan).



Development Application for Medical Centre in Residential Zone

Submitted by webmaster on Mon, 28/05/2012 - 12:12am

An impact assessible development application number A003342156 has been submitted to council for a medical centre in a low-medium residential area at 121 Lynne Grove Ave, Corinda - well outside the agreed Sherwood-Graceville Neighbourhood Plan shopping precinct area.


It is proposed to renovate the existing pre-war building in a demolition control precinct including provision for 10 onsite car parks.




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