On seeing surveyor's pegs and various engineers messing about at Nosworthy Park, I spoke to the Lord Mayor at the Rocks Riverside Park Festival. His reply is attached. He makes it clear that Council has decided to build a bridge across Oxley Creek at Nosworthy Park and will not consider alternatives. However, there are no funds for building this infrastructure as yet, only $70,000 to complete plans. There is still time to call Council to account and perhaps change to a more suitable plan.
We are a group concerned with protecting the streetscapes and promoting residential amenity in the South Western suburbs of Brisbane.
Could anyone tell me how a design for a new house could gain approval when the house abuts the southern boundary of the site?
This house is also a sore thumb in the streetscape, being of vastly greater bulk than any other house. This may be the future for the parts of Corinda excised from medium density development. Considering that this house may eventually be sold to a couple or single person (common demographic in the locality) it would appear to be a very poor use of the 800m, narrow but long, block.
It seems the local government election tactics have now started with this flyer dropped into local letterboxes late last week.
Brisbane City Council established the Flood Response Review Board to review Council's response to the Brisbane flood in January 2011.
In May, the Flood Response Review Board handed down their report, Brisbane Flood January 2011 - Independent Review of Brisbane City Council’s Response, 9-22 January 2011.
Westside News 13-July, Luke Royes
Flood Plan Fears
A PLAN to raise the controversial Sherwood Bus Depot to save it from future floods has prompted fears it could exacerbate flooding at nearby properties.
I'm appalled at the ongoing state of dirt and dust caused by the BCC construction at the Sherwood Road Bus Depot. I travel this road early morning and afternoon daily. I am not surprised that the repairer of my car last week commented on the level of dust in parts under the bonnet. The dust trail dragged in the one direction up the road direction is disgusting. At times I drive through a fine cloud of dust.
South East Queensland residents are invited to participate in a survey to understand community attitudes about community engagement and consultation.
The short online survey, prepared by Harbinger Consultants, will remain open until 31 July.
Harbinger Consultants' Director John Armstrong said that he regularly received mixed messages from community members about consultation processes.
The historic Alan Fletcher Research Station is situated on a pleasant reach of the Brisbane river.
Its research functions were recently transferred to the new Bogga Road Research Precinct making it a prime candidate for inclusion in Brisbane green space available for community use. The site is also ideally located to provide connectivity to the Sherwood Arboretum. Addition of this green space would be in line with Brisbane City Council policy.
Is everyone aware of the plans recently announced by a letterbox drop "Oxley Road and Clewley Street Intersection Upgrade Community Newsletter 1 - April 2011"?
Has anyone else something to say about the Council's decision to remove so many of the trees along the river?
Have you seen how many are tagged for removal along Nadine Street in Graceville?
Won't the removal of so many trees cause greater river bank erosion if there is any further flooding?
Are they planning to just 'take' them away? What will this do to those ecosystems that rely on/interact with the trees?
How can the Council justify the removal of so many trees for being 'structurally unsound'? Some of these trees are surely 50-100 years old. They would have withstood numerous high tides, localised flooding and the 1974 floods!
I would like to see a 'Friends of the River Trees' group action.