NO DECISION YET for 820 Greenbank Rd . The decision timeline has been extended by 15-20 days apparently because the applicants have agreed to this. This gives our community more time to lobby and get organized. This is a small win but an important one which has come about as a result of successflly campaigning on behalf of the community.
Please see next article for ideas to help you MAKE YOUR OWN SUBMISSION
This comes despite the verbal assertion by state government planning assessment officer is that a
decision will be made on or before Wednesday 27 January 2016.
Community is being denied a formal consultation process but despite this we can - and should - communicate our concerns to state and federal government!!
“A proposal to establish a single area for light industries may be favourably considered in the Maclean area ” (Beaudesert Shire Council Strategic Plan 1996)
Pre 1996North Maclean was zoned rural residential – industrial use was not compatible in this area
1996Beaudesert shire council changed the zoning of an area at North Maclean to industry on their strategic plan. There was never any community consultation about the suitability of industry in an existing rural residential area.
July 2005 SEQRP released identifying Mt Lindesay North Beaudesert Area (Mt Lindesay North Beaudesert Area) for further investigation
October 2005 Office of Urban Management OUM (State Government) Mt Lindesay North Beaudesert Investigation for South-East Queensland Regional Plan ( SEQRP Amendment 1). North Maclean Enterprise Precinct (industrial area) extended from the Mt Lindesay Highway to the Greenbank interstate railway line.
Jan-March 2006A community group north Beaudesert Shire Action Group NBSAG surveyed almost 1000 people - 89% opposed industry at North Maclean.
North Maclean Enterprise Precinct was added to the South-East Queensland Regional Plan (Amendment 2006).
March 2007Beaudesert Shire Council ordinary meeting moved –
“there is no need or justification for the North Maclean Enterprise Precinct …industrial land can be met in other developments across the shire”
May 2007Beaudesert shire council requested the OUM remove the North Maclean industrial area –
“it is constrained by powerlines, flooding and environmental considerations, plus the need for buffering to nearby rural residential areas …North Maclean is not required…the area should be removed from the SEQRP”
New public group on Facebook so that community can participate in discussions on any planning proposals that impact community and environment within Logan City boundaries. There are currently several planning proposals / development applications DA / material change of use MCU that have not / do not make adequate provisions for appropriate community consultations.
The Greater Flagstone PDA covers a total area of 7188 hectares. It is located west of the Jimboomba and the Mount Lindesay Highway, along the Brisbane-Sydney rail line. It includes part of the suburb of NORTH MACLEAN and the area being identified as NMEP North Maclean Enterprise Precinct. This was previously called MLNBSA Mt Lindesay North Beaudesert Study Area in the SEQRP Southeast Queensland Regional Plans.
This public group invites community members to join, after reading description of guidelines of participation. Click image to go to Facebook.
The words we speak and language we use can often be confusing and misleading. Identified Growth Areas is the expression being used in the current SEQRP - replacing the language used in the earlier SEQRP.
Identified Growth Areas are areas to be INVESTIGATED BEFORE any development is allowed to happen in the future.
The language of planners is not the language of the average citizen. If there is a glossary please check. If you attend any so-called consultations - please ask for explanations.
Under the South East Queensland Regional Plan SEQRP 2009 - 2031 the identified growth areas were listed (see109 of SEQRP 2009 - 2031) as
- New Beith - Round Mountain
- Beaudesert south
- Greater Bromelton
- North Maclean
- Greenbank ( east)
- Greater Flagstone ( in Flagstone South only )
The term Greater Flagstone was indicative of the area which had not then been included in the urban footprint to that point in time' It did not include all 4 areas currently included in proposed UDA which we are now have opportunity to make submissions about - until 20 May 2011
In 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.