HAVE YOUR SAY - SEQRP closes 11.59 pm 3 March 2017
South-East Queensland Regional Plan is an important regional planning tool, which can direct how both the state and local governments undertake planning and development decision-making in SEQ. Regional Plans override planning schemes where there is inconsistency.
Regional Plans override planning schemes where there is inconsistency.
As part of the package released for consultation, there are numerous background papers which provide more information as to the policies which shaped the new SEQ Regional Plan.
Background papers provided are under the following headings: GROW - PROSPER - CONNECT - SUSTAIN - LIVE.
There is no reference to previous plans - including the current one. There has been no STATE of the Environment to help inform our input.
This is an important opportunity to tell government what your concerns are for the region in which you live.
You can send in multiple submissions - one pagers - for each of your concerns - or combine into one - habitat for koalas - lack of infrastructure provisions - liveability concerns in a "sardine development" - climate change - carrying capacity - lack of protected and connected public open greenspace - water issues and more.
There is NO MENTION of KOALAS or any other endangered species in this proposed draft!
Several workshops - and articles - are available online to provide you with information you may find useful.
EDO Environmental Defenders Office Qld (EDO Qld) an independent community legal centre to empower the community to use the law to protect the environment held a workshop and provide a TEMPLATE to supercharge your submission. Go to their website at http://www.edoqld.org.au/news/draft-seq-regional-plan-released-have-your-say-by-3-march-2017/ to download and also read contributions to the community workshop by Professor Darryl Low Choy of Griffith University and Mr Paul McDonald of Healthy Waterways and Catchments.
Submissions must be provided to the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning in writing and include the following information: [to be properly made]
- first and last names
- addresses (home or business)
- signatures (unless lodged electronically).