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Greenbank citizens win extension - until 15 March 2011

Last Updated on 12 March 2012

koalaD.PayneGreenbank citizens win extension - until 15 March 2011

Greenbank community residents held its second meeting Wednesday 16 February 2011. State member for Lockyer IAN RICKUSS MP attended both meetings and urges all citizens to use the power of the people to gain the attention of the state's political leaders.

Channel 7 News provides coverage Thursday 17 February 2011 news.

We were delighted to hear that his representation on community behalf has granted us a two week extension to be better abled to make more and more detailed submissions to ULDA about the Teviot Downs Estate development proposal. Submissions are now due 15 March 2011.

There have been no wildlife surveys conducted by the developer / consultant or ULDA. Development application documents suggest that

koalas  in Greenbank area are locally extinct.

RESIDENTS OF GREENBANK FLAGSTONE JIMBOOMBA NORTH MACLEAN CHAMBERS FLAT CEDAR GROVE

know this is NOT TRUE.

We know because we see them, hear them, and have seen and heard them, for many years. However if we have not sent in sightings of wildlife to DERM Department of Environment and Resource Management, that data is not available when desktop studies are done.

Spotted tailed quolls have also been confirmed as being in our area - but not listed in the environmental report for the development. Dr Scott Burnett did a study for Beaudesert Shire Council pre amalgamation. LACA and its members contributed to funding this study - but it is not available to the general public. 

Why not? Who owns the study? Is it with other publically funded studies we are unable to access - even with RTI Right to Information process.

If you have not already sent your wildlife sightings in to DERM - or don't know how - contact LACA president Anne Page next meeting 23 February and record your sightings - to be sent to DERM.

Shadow Minister for Planning Lawrence Springborg also attended the public meeting. His advice is for all residents to contact their political representatives and have all extended family and friends to raise this ill-planned proposal with their  political representatives. The politicans have the power to change the regulations.

Our job is to make sure they hear what we are saying. Take action. Sign the petition to be tabled in parliament.

Send in a properly made submission. Attend meetings arranged by   http://www.savegreenbank.com.au/

Save our local wildlife from extinction. We are all in the one boat. We all benefit from and need the natural environment.

 

Salisbury to Beaudesert Rail Corridor Study

Last Updated on 12 March 2012

Salisbury to Beaudesert Rail Corridor Study

The Department of Transport and Main Roads has commenced the Salisbury to Beaudesert Rail Corridor Study and public consultation is now underway. According to Queensland Transport, public consultation is an important part of this study and they want our feedback on the Review of Environmental Factors. This report is based on a desktop investigation, and includes information on the proposed rail alignment and station locations, and how the alignment has been identified. The executive summary states that 

It is anticipated that development of the passenger rail line would likely be implemented instages and only commence after 2026 subject to the realisation of projected passenger demand in future growth areas and funding decisions of the Queensland Government. Prior to delivery of a passenger rail line, interim public transport solutions would beimplemented to service emerging communities in the study area.

                              You are invited to provide your feedback up to 29 October 2010

This tmr website provides links to newsletters,timelines, maps, Review of environmental factors (REF) report, and a feedback form. The study team held various community information displays.  To be kept up to date and receive updates as they become available contact the Corridor Study team by Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

Supporting Stradbroke Island Management Organisation

Last Updated on 12 March 2012

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Drawing by Jennie Truman
You can support the Queensland government's new vision to make 80 per cent of North Stradbroke Island (NSI) national park

by sending a short simple email.

We must let the State government know urgently there is wide support for a national park on North Stradbroke Island and for ending mining. If you have already sent in a submission, we're asking you to send another and to ask your colleagues, friends and family to write as well. Maybe even print out letters and ask people to sign them?

According to the Queensland Government's website http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/stradbroke/index.html Queensland Government is committed to North Stradbroke Island becoming a vibrant sustainable community of traditional owners, residents and visitors; capitalising and safeguarding the natural landscape values of the island. By the end of 2011 more than half of the island will be national park.

Such a vision would provide a future economic base for the North Stradbroke Island community and deliver on the government's commitment to sustainable growth and development.

EVERY SUBMISSION COUNTS AND CAN SIMPLY SAY

I want to register my support for the Queensland government's new vision to make 80 per cent of North Stradbroke Island (NSI) national park. 

* The island will be a great national park, so close to Brisbane.
* Protect all its rich diversity of flora and fauna, including koalas.
* Gazette as much national park as possible this term ofgovernment (more than 56 per cent).

* Make remaining untouched or lightly disturbed land national park before it's mined, not after.

* End mining as soon as possible: it's had 60 years, and Stradbroke cannot withstand any more destruction.
* Start the island's economic transition now to low-impact, nature-based tourism.
* Ensure mine workers and their families are given due consideration as the mines close.
* Implement joint management of the national park with the island's traditional owners.

Include your name and contact details - and remember: interstate and overseas submissions are valid
Send to: 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
cc This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Visit theStradbroke Island Management Organisation website to read about the great work that community group is doing.

 

Loganlea to Jimboomba network upgrade - LACAs submissions

Last Updated on 12 March 2012

The Logan and Albert Conservation Association (LACA) completely opposes the proposed new 110 KV Energex sub transmission line from Loganlea to Jimboomba. We believe the proposed network upgrade from Loganlea to Jimboomba does not balance social, environmental and economic considerations as claimed in the Final IAR. LACA shares the concerns of the wider community about the negative impacts on the community as well as the negative impacts on the natural environment and wildlife. Koalas have been historically recorded in this region and continue to survive here. The Final IAR confirms that this proposal will result in a loss of habitat, habitat connectivity and biodiversity, especially in the southern section of this proposed network upgrade along Camp Cable Rd and Waterford Tamborine Rd. Energex is intending to fragment habitat connectivity within 3 bioregional corridors

Read our submissions here.

 Energex_Loganlea_to_Jimboomba_July_2010_LACA.pdf 

and

  Energex_Loganlea_to_Jimboomba_Sup_IAR_04_10_LACA_web.pdf

 

Creation of a National Park on North Stradbroke Island - Your thoughts

Last Updated on 12 March 2012

Satellite_Image_southern_Moreton_BayMark Robinson State LNP member for Cleveland (Queensland) has provided you an opportunity to highlight your support for the creation of a National Park on North Stradbroke Island.  The survey does seem to indicate there is a lack of interest in the National Park idea and more interest in allowing mining to continue.

QCC Queensland Conservation Council and  LACA Logan and Albert Conservation Association believe sandmining must stop. We believe everyone in Queensland should let the member know how they feel and please also send a strong message that we desire 80% of the island in National Park and we desire it sooner rather than later. Sand Mining must stop now!  Sand left after mineral processing should be used for rehabilitation and not sold off.

Free postage is included on printed survey.

Download and print the survey here. north-stradbroke-island-have-your-say.pdf 252.00 Kb

The survey asks you to indicate your level of agreement to the following questions / statements

[Strongly agree  -  Agree   -  Undecided   -  Disagree -   Strongly Disagree]

The premier's plan to stop sandmining by 2027 is a good plan

Continue to read the questions on line

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Logan West Parklands

Last Updated on 12 March 2012

logan-west-parklandsA draft master plan has been prepared to guide the future development of Logan West Parklands, which will be located minutes from the Park Ridge town centre on the Mt Lindesay Highway Service Road, next to Park Ridge High School.

Council officers will be available at the following locations to discuss the master plan.

Council officers will be available to discuss the master plan. Last opportunity to comment on the Draft Landscape Master Plan with planners is at Park Ridge Village Mt Lindesay Hwy Service Rd Thursday 22 July 2 pm to 4 pm.

Documents council have currentl made available can be viewed or downloaded from this page.

What is not included for our background studies is the Flora and Fauna Management Plan. This is a contentious issue as such documents are essential components to all development plans - but are most often not readily accessible.

This is  being envisioned as a tourist mecca. As such the online feedback at http://haveyoursaylogancity.com.au/loganwestparklands ask the following - most of which focus on the built environment and not the natural environment. Management of each and scenic amenity of each is vastly different.

What activities or facilities would make you and your family spend the day at Logan West Parklands?

What would be in your dream playground that we can include here?

What outdoor events would you like to see at Logan West Parklands?

Do you have any other comments, ideas or suggestions?

How could the environment centre become a valued asset for the Logan community?

The FAQs offer some suggestions you might like to comment on.

Read more...
 

Renewable energy - how / when /will should Queensland use?

Last Updated on 12 March 2012

The Environment and Resources Committee is a select committee established by resolution of the House on 23 April 2009 to monitor and report on: environmental protection; climate change; land management; water security; and energy. Membership reports media and subsciption information can all be accessed from this page.

Public submissions to to this inquiry are available here. More will be posted soon. To date there no submission from Energex (Powerlink's is posted) or Logan or Scenic Rim Councils.

Inquiry Terms of Reference

The committee has resolved to examine and report on the opportunities and challenges for the Queensland Government associated with increasing the proportion of electricity generated from renewable energy sources in Queensland.

For this inquiry, the committee will consider, and make recommendations on:

• the value for money from the Queensland Government's investments in renewable energy projects for electricity generation;

• whether the Queensland Government should adopt a target for increasing the proportion of the state's electricity generated from renewable energy sources, and if so, what form the target should take; and

• actions the Queensland Government should take to encourage investment by government-owned energy companies and the private sector in producing more electricity from renewable energy sources.

Read the whole issues document here. I for one do not understand why the first question for comment is

SHOULD THE QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT AIM TO EXPAND THE USE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES TO GENERATE ELECTRICITY?

 

Loganlea to Jimboomba network upgrade - submission help

Last Updated on 12 March 2012

YOUR SUMBISSION IS IMPORTANT FOR THE SUCCESS OF OUR CAMPAIGN. YOUR SUBMISSION CAN  MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Loss of essential habitat for koalas, gliders glossy black cockatoos and other wildlife.

Loss of scenic amenity and destruction of ambience of natural bushland.

Continuing investment of our money in old technology ie high poles and coal fired electricity.

Loss of opportunity to invest in renewable energies and more.

Logan River health is further impacted.

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Have your say on the draft Queensland Greenspace Strategy

Last Updated on 12 March 2012

All Queenslanders are invited to have their say on the Queensland Government’s Draft Queensland Greenspace Strategy.greenspace

The draft strategy contains proposed planning actions for securing 50% more land for public recreation by 2020.

DIP would like you to tell government infrastructure how you think these draft actions should be prioritised and whether there are any additional actions that should be considered.

For more information, go to www.dip.qld.gov.au/greenspace

Submissions can be made by completing the online submission form and sending your response via:

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Responses must: be made by 5pm on Friday 7 May 2010  

include the name and address of the respondent and be a structured response under the headings of the supplied submission form.

 

 

Draft Queensland Planning Provisions

Last Updated on 12 March 2012

haveyoursayThe QPP has been developed to significantly improve the way planning schemes are prepared and implemented throughout the state, delivering the following benefits.
They are supposed to deliver for the community both greater certainty and clarity for users and the community  and enhanced community involvement and understanding of planning schemes.

As a community member please review, evaluate and report back to the government body how you feel about these proposed changes. The feedback form which is available here guides to measure your level of agreement with a series of statements..

Closing date for feedback: Monday 23 November 2009  Your completed response form is to be returned to

Draft Queensland Planning Provisions feedback
Department of Infrastructure and Planning
PO Box 15009, City East Queensland 4002
Fax: 3234 1279  Phone: 1800 153 262
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Read more...
 

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