Proposed Units Exceed Sherwood-Graceville Neighbourhood Plan

Submitted by webmaster on Wed, 23/11/2011 - 10:00

An impact assessable development application has been submitted to council to exceed the Low-Medium Residential zoning in Skew Street, Sherwood.  The plans are for 16 units, 20 car parks, and 4 storeys at 30metres high on a 1000m2 property adjoining existing 2 storey residents, including character homes in the same street.


Bus Depot Stuff Up: Built in the Wrong Spot

Submitted by webmaster on Mon, 17/10/2011 - 12:20

 The following is a press release from Cr. Nicole Johnston released on 14 October 2011


Brisbane City Council’s controversial Sherwood Bus Depot has been built 2.4 metres further east than approved, requiring a new development approval.


Councillor for Tennyson Ward, Nicole Johnston, said it had been one stuff-up after another on the project, with the first DA non-compliant, ratepayers forking out millions in rent after the site was sold off and subsequent applications made this year to fill and raise the site after January’s floods.


Proposed Nosworthy Park bridge and pathway to link Brisbane Markets to Corinda

Submitted by John Nightingale on Fri, 14/10/2011 - 17:48

On seeing surveyor's pegs and various engineers messing about at Nosworthy Park, I spoke to the Lord Mayor at the Rocks Riverside Park Festival. His reply is attached. He makes it clear that Council has decided to build a bridge across Oxley Creek at Nosworthy Park and will not consider alternatives. However, there are no funds for building this infrastructure as yet, only $70,000 to complete plans. There is still time to call Council to account and perhaps change to a more suitable plan.

New house built to site boundary, at or about 59 Watt St, Corinda

Submitted by John Nightingale on Wed, 31/08/2011 - 12:40

Could anyone tell me how a design for a new house could gain approval when the house abuts the southern boundary of the site?


This house is also a sore thumb in the streetscape, being of vastly greater bulk than any other house. This may be the future for the parts of Corinda excised from medium density development. Considering that this house may eventually be sold to a couple or single person (common demographic in the locality) it would appear to be a very poor use of the 800m, narrow but long, block.


Local Park post-Flood Recovery update from Cr. Nicole Johnston

Submitted by Nicole Johnston on Mon, 01/08/2011 - 12:33


Brisbane City Council established the Flood Response Review Board to review Council's response to the Brisbane flood in January 2011.
In May, the Flood Response Review Board handed down their report, Brisbane Flood January 2011 - Independent Review of Brisbane City Council’s Response, 9-22 January 2011.

Sherwood Road Dust Trail......

Submitted by Dreamer on Sun, 17/07/2011 - 11:53

I'm appalled at the ongoing state of dirt and dust caused by the BCC construction at the Sherwood Road Bus Depot. I travel this road early morning and afternoon daily.  I am not surprised that the repairer of my car last week commented on the level of dust in parts under the bonnet.  The dust trail dragged in the one direction up the road direction is disgusting.  At times I drive through a fine cloud of dust.

External Survey - SEQ Community attitudes to Consultation and Engagement

Submitted by webmaster on Fri, 01/07/2011 - 17:23

South East Queensland residents are invited to participate in a survey to understand community attitudes about community engagement and consultation.
The short online survey, prepared by Harbinger Consultants, will remain open until 31 July.
Harbinger Consultants' Director John Armstrong said that he regularly received mixed messages from community members about consultation processes.