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SEQRP community consultation timelines since 2004 and background studies

Last Updated on 12 March 2012

survey3In 2004 the Mount Lindesay North Beaudesert Study Area (MLNBSA) was identified for investigation for increased human settlement. Logan and Albert Conservation members have been actively involved in asking to access for background studies and documents that may show support local council support for development in this area and also the onground biodiversity studies to show the existance of wildlife and their essential habitat.

Before 2004 we believe there was no study done to suggest Mount Lindesay North Beaudesert Study Area be included in investigation for increased human settlement. Yarrabilba a Delfin project was in discussion with Beaudesert Shire Council

Despite there being a RTI - Right to Information process LACA has not yet obtained copies of studies produced for Beaudesert Council at $4000000 cost to ratepayers. In fact SRRC and Logan Council both quibble about ownership of documents - and commercial in confidence.

Scenic Rim Council even in 2010 voted to NOT DISCLOSE TO LACA the NAMES of the documents.

 

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TAKE ACTION FOR OUR WILDLIFE TODAY

Last Updated on 12 March 2012

frecklesTAKE ACTION FOR OUR WILDLIFE TODAY

The biodiversity of SEQ is threatened - and that includes we humans. Our wildlife species need the humans who co-exist with them enjoying the same ecosystem services as the wildlife to speak up and contact the governing authorities.

We need each other to continue to enjoy our healthy lifestyle that is so popular. However, if you do not reduce our damaging impact on the natural environment, then we will destroy what we love. If we do not all tell governments that their planning is inadequate then we will lose our iconic and state emblem - the koala - except perhaps for those born in captivity who are unable to survive in natural bushland areas - like Freckles.

FRECKLES pictured aside attended Logan's LEAF event 2010. She is an ambassador to alert us to the plight of all koalas - especially those in SEQ and in all ULDA areas - Greenbank, North Maclean, Flagstone, New Beith, Yarrabilba, Undalla, Ripley and the whole Scenic Rim area which has other threats - mining and quarrying to support the huge population coming our way. CANBERRA was not planned in 6 months. Business as usual is no longer an option.  Consultants for the high density housing proposal at Greenbank suggest that our local koalas are already extinct?

WE know that is not true because we see and hear koalas throughout our area.

WE HAVE TO PROVIDE THE DATA TO ULDA and DERM SO THAT THEY ARE ABLE TO UPDATE ENVIRONMENTAL BACKGROUND STUDIES AS THEY NOW EXIST 

Please send your information to LACAs President This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can collate and forward to ULDA and DERM.

Go through all of your photos so we can produce a gallery of our local wildlife and add to our submissions

Come along to the next public meetings - every Wednesday at Greenbank www.save.greenbank.com.au for details.

 

GREENBANK AND FLAGSTONE BATTLE ULDA

Last Updated on 12 March 2012

flagstone_landclearingResidents near bushland being bulldozed to make way for a planned satellite city are mounting a fierce and growing battle against the sweeping powers of the Queensland government's Urban Land Development Authority. Greater Flagstone, west of Jimboomba, was chosen during the state government's Growth Summit last year as the site for a new satellite city to absorb 130,000 new southeast Queensland residents in 21 years.

But some of the existing 4000-strong population fear cheap houses will be built en masse without thought for necessary infrastructure or their rural lifestyle.

Resident Mike Kelly, founder of the Save Greenbank campaign, said concerns had fallen on deaf ears in the state government, while the mass clearing of land continued without their consultation.

"The ULDA is bastardising the existing culture and lifestyle here for fast-tracking purposes, which are completely inconsistent with the real needs of the community," he said. Mr Kelly said residents on acre blocks would soon have up to seven neighbours along their fence lines. "There are no guarantees for the development of infrastructure ... even the repair of existing roads," he said. "There are no guarantees that new houses will be made affordable for first-home buyers, rather than investors. We are being kept in the dark here."

Planning Minister Stirling Hinchliffe holds the future of our rural and acreage lifestyle living in his hands. Councils are required to follow a process to allow for community consultation - not so with the statuatory powers given to ULDA. See source and rest of story with comments here.

Go to campaign website to see how local residents are working to restore our democratic rights to be consulted on these issues.

SEND IN  YOUR OWN SUBMISSION. Get some tips here. Contact you local state and federal members and HAVE YOUR SAY.

 

DEVELOPMENT BEFORE TOWN PLAN @ GREENBANK

Last Updated on 12 March 2012

GREENBANK_high-densityDEVELOPMENT @ GREENBANK BEFORE TOWN PLAN

 which provides for appropriate consultation period for current residents citizens and voters in Logan is not appreciated.

The solidarity for this opinion was expressed at a local meeting held at the grounds of the Greenbank community Centre Wednesday 9 February.

According to the ULDA, this is less than 1% so why are we concerned? When the ULDA comes to your area the opportunity for appropriate community consultation disappears. ULDA is the URBAN LAND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY which is another level of legislative authority which answers only to Minister Stirling Hinchcliffe. Most people are surprised to learn that development at Greenbank - East and West of Teviot Road, and the proposed investigation North Maclean Enterpise Precinct are all part of the Greater Flagstone Area. This area is targeted by State government to be home to over 120,000 people in our lifetime.

People living at Teviot Downs currently enjoy an open acreage living lifestyle which our native wildlife share. The wider Greenbank community has even larger acreage blocks where many wilflife carers live rehabilitate injured creatures. When you live on 320 m2 blocks there is little room for the kangaroos or wallabies.

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Yeerongpilly transit oriented development and Greater Flagstone

Last Updated on 12 March 2012

TOD_scenario-one_YeerongpillyYeerongpilly transit oriented development may provide some useful information for the Greater Flagstone area residents - may being the operative word. The Yeerongpilly TOD Concept Plan of Development supporting report outlines how the Yeerongpilly TOD may be developed over the next five to ten years and sets out strategies for various aspects such as transport, community development and environmental sustainability.

See the concept plan here.  HAVE YOUR SAY.

The difference between Yeerongpilly and Greater Flagstone is that the former is to be built in an area which has already been developed - while Greater Flagstone is termed greenfield which means that there is currently no major development there. In order to 'manage growth' government prefers large landholders. Since these large landholders have been landbanking for future development - and financial gain.

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