The lack of information given to the community about this proposed development has continued for at least 10 years by both local and state government. This is extremely concerning, especially because the community has been told for many years by local and state government, that further investigations were necessary on the property and that ‘context plans’ will be made available for the community to be consulted about in due course in the future. There is still no detailed studies or investigations or context plans at this stage for the community to comment on as part of this Federal Government EPBC Referral Preliminary Assessment.
In 2014, the Logan City Council (LCC) proposed a new Draft Planning Scheme – during this process local residents contacted LCC town planners by telephone to ask advice about how to comment about the North Maclean Industrial Area. LACA president was specifically concerned that there was no evidence on the Draft Planning Scheme of any provisions for buffers for the existing rural residential communities. LACA was told that the North Maclean Enterprise Area was a state government matter and that there would be another opportunity to comment about the North Maclean Enterprise Precinct at another time. However, LACA president and members still included comments about the North Maclean Enterprise Precinct in submissions to LCC in 2014. This is only one example of how the community is not being consulted at any planning stage by local or state government about this matter.
LACA has prepared a template you may wish to use. Template__your-comments_EPBC_NorthMaclean_2013-6941.doc08/03/2015, 11:44
Use what is relevant to you - delete or expand as you have time
BUT PLEASE make and send comments by CLOSE OF BUSINESS ie 5pm Monday 9 March