How will you address Council’s failure to follow best practice community consultation (i.e. as per IAP2 fully developed model attached – http://www.iap2.org.au) and therefore ensure that respect for neighbourhood plans is maintained (rather than having non-consultative changes such as “Corinda as a community hub” rather than Sherwood, 5-storeys where 3-storeys were planned, the Sherwood Bus Depot, and the Nosworthy Park bikeway)?
We are a group concerned with protecting the streetscapes and promoting residential amenity in the South Western suburbs of Brisbane.
Brisbane Residents United have recently highlighted 2 issues of importance to a number of resident groups across the city. This includes concerns around LNP development policy and Labor Government issues for public asset flood recovery funding.
WTSAG is planning to approach all Council candidates for the Tennyson Ward, inviting them to attend a community meeting prior to the Council elections being held on 21st April.
This is your chance to suggest some questions to pose to the candidates, questions that you would like them to think about and answer.
It is intended that the questions and answers will be placed on the WTSAG website prior to the public meeting as well as being part of the discussion during the community meeting.
The Sherwood Bus Depot official opening was held this morning and although no local residents were invited WTSAG was interviewed by ABC 612 Radio. The following is a transcript of the attached audio interview.
The following proposed impact assessible subdivision is unusual in that it is in a DCP with a proposal that the new lot of 361m2 be allowed as the new lot should not be subject to DCP rules (min 450m2 block).
See details on council website under DA A003279703
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:
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.
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.
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.
16 December 2011
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.