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Remove North Maclean as identified growth area - ULDA submissions cob 20 May 2011

Last Updated on Monday, 18 January 2016 21:32

ASK FOR the immediate removal of the proposed industry and business area proposed for the North Maclean identified growth area.


Community in the surrounding rural residential areas has continued to oppose the proposed industrial and business land use concept for this site since 2005 and has made submissions at all local government ( Beaudesert Shire Council , Logan City Council)  and state government ( OUM, DIP) planning processes since 2005.      

North Maclean was an identified growth area in the SEQRP 2009 - 2031 . North Maclean has not been adequately assessed for its biodiversity and natural resource values which are environmental assets of South-east Queensland and Logan City Council. The proposed site for industry and business at North Maclean is a biodiversity hotspot. Any activity which occurs within that area should be considered for its natural capital - not just land within a geographical area with no other land use values.

There are environmental matters of national significance and site constraints that have not been adequately addressed by the ULDA and have never been addressed at any other planning to date for the Greater Flagstone and Mt Lindesay North Beaudesert Area ( e.g. Melaleuca irbyana and spotted tailed quolls) . A business case has never been presented and a planning assessment has never been done to justify that this location is the best location in Greater Flagstone or Mt Lindesay North Beaudesert Area to locate this proposed land use.

There have been no detailed field assessments conducted to ground truth the biodiversity of this area, or its linkages with surrounding local habitat, local corridors,state declared bioregional corridors or environmental matters of national significance. The Biodiversity Framework Strategy Report by ULDA is biased and has not investigated the whole site for its natural and biodiversity values.

We believe that the lack of detailed field work and biodiversity surveys, no detailed Environmental Impact Study and ULDA's predominantly desktop study using data from 2002 and 2006, clearly indicate that the attributes of this site have not been fully or thoroughly investigated. The proposed site for the proposed North Maclean industry and business landuse should be completely removed from the Greater Flagstone UDA.

The Biodiversity Framework Strategy Report by ULDA is now available for downloading or viewing at this site http://www.ulda.qld.gov.au/_dbase_upl/Biodiversity_Report.pdf


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