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

Graceville Sherwood Neighbourhood Plan

Submitted by Andrew Spalding on Tue, 19/04/2011 - 7:52am

After over eight years of work we are in the final stages of getting our Neighbourhood Plan.

When Campbell Newman was first campaigning for Lord Mayor of Brisbane he promised to put in place a process to review the old Local Area Plans.

Our previous Local Area Plan, called the Walter Taylor South Local Area Plan was the result of two years of community consultation. It eventually became part of the Brisbane City Plan although it was reduced to about three pages. In practice it proved to have a number of deficiencies including:


2011 Floods

Submitted by Andrew Spalding on Tue, 19/04/2011 - 7:43am

The recent severe flooding in parts of our neighbourhood covered by the Sherwood Neighbourhood Plan has caused us to reflect on what changes, if any, should be made to the plan.

Our hearts go out to residents, property owners and business that have been affected by the flood.

The Queensland Government Commission of Enquiry will provide a significant amount of resources to analysing why the flood occurred and what should be done in the future to reduce flooding and mitigate its effects.

The Brisbane City Council has approved a new planning instrument allowing Brisbane flood victims to raise their homes one metre higher than the 8.5 metre flood limit without applying for special approval. Developers will have to ensure essential services are flood proof or built above flood levels. The existing maximum height of 8.5 metres for the home’s highest point will remain for houses not affected by flood.


DA for non-character home next to Historic property

Submitted by webmaster on Sat, 19/03/2011 - 1:48pm

An impact assessible development application number A003031876 for 49 Spencer Street, Corinda on an extremely narrow block.  You can have your say on this development and see details of this application at council's website http://pdonline.brisbane.qld.gov.au/MasterView/masterplan/enquirer/defau...



Queenslander Demolition DA - 8 Erinvale Street, Corinda

Submitted by webmaster on Sat, 19/03/2011 - 1:21pm

An application has been submitted to council for the demolition of a character home at 8 Erinvale Street, Corinda to be replaced by two new dwellings.  This is an impact assessible application and you can lodge your comments via Council.


The application number A003031714 can be viewed on the council's website at http://pdonline.brisbane.qld.gov.au/MasterView/masterplan/enquirer/defau...


Another Historic House subdivision

Submitted by webmaster on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 9:25pm

The period for public submissions on an Impact assessable proposed subdivision has opened a historic house on 58 Scott Street (228 Dewar Terrace) Corinda.


You can find the development application on Council's website at http://pdonline.brisbane.qld.gov.au/MasterView/masterplan/enquirer/defau... application number A002963494



Cr. Nicole Johnston letter re Alan Fletcher Research Station

Submitted by Nicole Johnston on Wed, 09/03/2011 - 9:44pm

9 March 2011
The Hon. Tim Mulherin MP
Minister for Agriculture, Food and Regional Industries
Member for Mackay
GPO Box 45
Dear Minister
Re: Alan Fletcher Research Station, Sherwood
I am writing to you regarding the maintenance and future use of the Alan Fletcher Research Station, Magazine Street, Sherwood.


Warrina Village aged care Chelmer closes for subdivision

Submitted by webmaster on Sat, 05/03/2011 - 7:43am

An impact assessable subdivision application has been submitted for this site by the Salvation Army which includes demolition of existing buildings. A003019156


Warrina Village is an aged care facility at Chelmer owned and man-aged by the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army propose to relocate the facility to Chapel Hill and dispose of the site.


Parklands at Sherwood Road DA

Submitted by webmaster on Sat, 05/03/2011 - 12:05am

Pradella have submitted a code assessable development application A003023607 to alter their plans for this site and extend the time for development.


It will be interesting to see if the effect the floods had on this site will impact how this development is assessed and if Council takes the opportunity to protect it's future residents.



Sherwood Bus Depot to be raised an additional 1.3m due to Flood

Submitted by webmaster on Thu, 24/02/2011 - 10:12am

Another Development Application has been submitted regarding the Bus Depot in response to recent flooding of the site.  See application number A003012704 at council's website http://pdonline.brisbane.qld.gov.au/MasterView/masterplan/enquirer/default.aspx
"To whom it may concern,

Re: Sherwood Road Bus Depot



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