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Where are the quolls near North Maclean?

Last Updated on 26 November 2015

Will presence of quolls near North Maclean influence federal government decision re

planning proposal for an Enterprise Precinct NMEP?

What about the federally endangered grey-headed flying fox? Koalas are acknowledged - but inadequtely.

spotted tailed quoll endangered

 A desktop study for quolls reveals little about this cryptic camera shy nocturnal carnivous native mammal - often referred to as our native cat - at North Maclean or elsewhere. The developer can perhaps be excused for not knowing of the number of sightings of the quoll known among the local community.

Our curiosty was aroused when local resident and bike rider collected roadkill on Mount Lindesay Highway and this was taken to Queensland Museum where it was confirmed to be a quoll. Unfortunately for the quoll it also became roadkill while feasting on first roadkill. They are quite fond of dead carasses. This and another dead quoll are held by the Queensland Museum.

The application dismisses the likely presence of quolls. However without a signigicant survey by paid and qualified consultants - over a suitable time period it is presumtuous to make such a claim. 

Dr Scott Burnett Quoll Biologist from Sunshine Coast University and Wildlife Queensland received funding in 2006 from Beaudesert Shire council to conduct a survey of community reported sightings of spotted tail quolls in the suburbs of Spring Mountain, Greenbank, Munruben, North Maclean, South Maclean, Chambers Flat, Park Ridge South and Logan Reserve. Three roadkill specimens were reported: one from the Goodna-Springfield Rd at Greenbank ( 2004), one from Teviot Rd and one on the Mt Lindesay Highway near the intersection of Carter Road ( 2005).  Two of these specimens are held in the Queensland Museum.

 Dr Scott Burnett wrote to the OUM [Office of Urban Management - later ULDA Urban Land Development Authority and now EDQ Economic Development Queensland]  in 2006 stating that all remaining habitat in the Mt Lindesay North Beaudesert Study Area should be regarded as potential habitat for quolls. To date, sightings of quolls continue to be reported from the areas at and surrounding the North Maclean site from the community sightings to date , quoll dog tracking on LCC reserves ( limitations - problems with detecting scat scent during the wetter years from Nov 2011 to 2015 when this survey method has been used in the local area), Main Roads survey at Chambers Creek (Jerry’s Downfall). 

LACA Logan and Albert Conservation Association Inc president Anne Page has been collating many of the reported quoll sightings but to date there is no published report about the population and movement of quolls in the Mt Lindesay North Beaudesert Study Area. Both Beaudersert Shire council - now Scenic Rim Regioal Council after amalgamation - and Logan City Council have allocated $5000 each for comunity education and awareness programs with presumably a report / acquital of some kind required. A draft map provided by SEQ Catchments is the base map.  Anne has added additional sightings - all included in LACA's submission to initial draft map.

Quoll Map SB and recent sightings Feb2015 AnnePage

Before further clearing is approved a complete well funded research survey of quolls, their  habitat movement and breeding with analysis really should happen if local, state, and federal governments are committed to ecological sustainable development. How much longer do we pay lip service to the concept of ESD and carry on with "business as usual"?  Until such time more credance must be given to citizen scientists who have recorded and/ reported their sightings.

LACA's submission as sent to developer's lawyer as per procedure for assessment by preliminary documentation is now online - with personal identication records removed.  Read / download here pdfLACA-Public-NorthMaclean_9.03.15.pdf

 

COMMUNITY SURVEY - NORTH MACLEAN ENTERPRISE PRECINCT -MARCH 2015

Last Updated on 27 May 2015

survey 300x225COMMUNITY CONCERNS - tick your concerns on the attached Word document and return to address provided.

Email or letterbox or post.

docNORTH-MACLEAN_COMMUNITY-SURVEY-March2015.doc25/03/2015, 10:59

The following list is included BUT PLEASE ADD ANY OTHERS THAT CONCERNS YOU

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COMMUNITY MEETING NORTH MACLEAN ENTERPRISE PRECINCT

Last Updated on 02 April 2015

URGENT COMMUNITY MEETING NORTH MACLEAN ENTERPRISE PRECINCT

NORTH MACLEAN stand and be counted

Now is the time to stand up and be counted!

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND THIS MEETING?
 Logan City  Councillors Trevina Schwarz and Laurie Smith are both attending.
The North Maclean Enterprise Precinct NMEP was first proposed in 1996 in the Beaudesert Shire Council Strategic Plan, then by the Office of Urban Management in 2005 ( OUM Queensland Government) . 
 It became part of the Greater Flagstone Area in 2009.
The community of North Maclean and Munruben have never been consulted about 
(a) how the local area of North Maclean and Munruben should develop
(b) whether they desired to have this light to medium industrial land use located here in an existing rural residential area.
This is now at a very serious stage! Between 23 February to 9 March 2015, a proposal by Wearco PTY LTD ( the developer) was out for public comment as part of a Federal Government process – this public comment period was a legal requirement by the Federal Government EPBC Act (Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act) because there are federally threatened and 
endangered species associated with this site and the general area (e.g. endangered Melaleuca irbyana vegetation community , endangered spotted tail quoll, endangered grey headed flying fox, vulnerable koalas).
There are numerous community concerns about the poor documentation provided to the Federal Government 
  • no final plan for the 117 hectare site,
  • no detailed or final stormwater management plan, 
  • no fauna surveys or studies at all, 
  • no consideration of social impacts on the community or 
  • no consideration of environmental impacts, 
  • ridiculous offset proposals for clearing 117 hectares of koala habitat,  70 hectares in another shire!!!
  • no traffic studies, 
  • no buffers at all proposed to reduce impacts on the neighbouring residents on Crowson Lane, Appaloosa Court, Shetland Drive, Andalusian Drive, Rosina Rd, Greenbank Rd, Beryl Parade, Scotts Lane (and many more).
WHO HAS ORGANISED THE MEETING? 
 The Logan and Albert Conservation Association Inc LACA has organised this meeting. Anne Page, President of this group, has been a resident of Munruben for 24 years. Anne has been following this issue since 2005. 
The Logan and Albert Conservation Association organised this meeting because no one else would!  
 Contact: Anne Page ph 3297 0624 or Kathy Faldt ph 3200 0129
 ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
 It is time for OUR community of North Maclean and 
 Munruben to stand up and be counted!
 IT IS NOW OR NEVER!
Please share this information widely. 
 
 

OUR VISION for NORTH MACLEAN - Community Meeting

Last Updated on 02 April 2015

logo no NMEPNORTH MACLEAN ENTERPRISE PRECINCT

COMMUNITY MEETING

Wednesday 25 March 7-9.30pm

Park Ridge Baptist Main Hall

3922 Mt Lindesay Highway

located on the eastern service lane of the Mt Lindesay Highway between         Talinga Drive and Hillcrest Rd

DO YOU WANT AN ENTERPRISE PRECINCT?

WERE YOU EVEN ASKED? Given an opportunity to have a say?

                                              Contact LACA president: Anne Page ph 3297 0624

IT IS NOT MY VISION - IS IT YOUR VISION? 

WHAT IS OUR VISION for NORTH MACLEAN?

COME ALONG AND DISCUSS YOUR CONCERNS.

NMEP area map part1 p37Do your concerns relate to wildlife that could lose ALL their habit at 4499-4651 Mount Lindesay Highway?

Do your concerns relate to the public consultation process? This was in 2011 Greater Flagstone UDA Development Scheme Greater Flagstone UDA Development Scheme now EDQ Economic Development Queensland?

Did you know this was an opportunity to comment about NORTH MACLEAN ENTERPRISE PRECINCT?

Do your concerns relate to how well the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) will protect the vulnerable koala, endangered quoll, endangered grey-headed flying fox?

Do your concerns relate to loss of amenity for people living on adjacent rural residential propertires? No buffers!!

Do your concerns relate to increased traffic, impact on local roads, and lack of alternative modes of travel from the car?

Do your concerns relate to water quality of Logan River?

Do your concerns relate to safe fauna infrastructure?

There are many reasons to be concerned about the proposed NORTH MACLEAN ENTERPRISE PRECINCT

Did you see the public notice in Jimboomba Times in time to comment by 9 March 2015?

WERE YOU ABLE TO ACCESS THE DOCUMENTATION? Where? How? It is no longer on website for Reel Planning. 

Have you contacted a local councillor, State member, your federal representative? How have they responded?

 

 

OPPOSING NORTH MACLEAN ENTERPRISE PRECINCT 2013/6941

Last Updated on 26 November 2015

OPPOSING NORTH MACLEAN ENTERPRISE PRECINCT  2013/6941 

This could possibly be our only and last chance to object.

NORTH MACLEAN streams LoganRiverThere was a public notice in the Jimboomba Times last week for the North Maclean industrial area - known as North Maclean Enterprise Precinct.This Federal Government public comment period commenced on 23 February and closes by COB 5pm 9 March. The community has an opportunity to comment about this matter in this time frame. LACA members have spoken with people in the local area this week and since 2005 about this issue,  and the community still is very much opposed to this , just as it has been since 2005 when it was proposed in the Mt Lindesay North Beaudesert Study Area under the Office of Urban Management and later included in the SEQRP – Queensland Goverment. 

The current proposed application is for the property bordered by Crowson Lane to north, Mt Lindesay Highway to the east, rural residential properties to the south and west. The surrounding land use is rural residential to the north, east, south and west of the property. map shows several streams flowing into the Logan River.

There is no final plan at this stage and the application states this . There is no final stormwater plan. There is no detailed environmental impact assessment for the community to comment on. There has been no traffic report for this site. There is no information about any proposed hours of operation. No needs case has ever been presented for the North Maclean Enterprise Precinct . There is no plan indicated for buffers to the surrounding community – the applicant states their intention is to clear the whole 117 hectares.

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