BCC Candidate Q8of8 - Community Consultation Standards

Submitted by webmaster on Sat, 31/03/2012 - 19:48
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How will you address Council’s failure to follow best practice community consultation (i.e. as per IAP2 fully developed model attached – http://www.iap2.org.au) and therefore ensure that respect for neighbourhood plans is maintained (rather than having non-consultative changes such as “Corinda as a community hub” rather than Sherwood, 5-storeys where 3-storeys were planned, the Sherwood Bus Depot, and the Nosworthy Park bikeway)?

Questions for Council Election Candidates

Submitted by webmaster on Wed, 22/02/2012 - 21:17
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WTSAG is planning to approach all Council candidates for the Tennyson Ward, inviting them to attend a community meeting prior to the Council elections being held on 21st April.
 
This is your chance to suggest some questions to pose to the candidates, questions that you would like them to think about and answer.
 
It is intended that the questions and answers will be placed on the WTSAG website prior to the public meeting as well as being part of the discussion during the community meeting.
 

Queensland Rail's operations on the new tracks, Corinda - Darra

Submitted by John Nightingale on Thu, 16/02/2012 - 20:14

 The South West News this week had an item about noise created by coal freight trains at Darra, exacerbated by a new embankment. This stimulated me to send QR a message about their use, or lack of use, of the new freight line. We have found noise an increasing problem, more trains I guess, but also the way the line is used by train controllers. Recently an anonymous flyer from a resident suggested complaining to QR, but as it was anonymous I was loath to take up the issue. However, I have no sent the following:

Alan Fletcher Research Station - UP FOR TENDER!!!

Submitted by Heather Knyn on Sun, 12/02/2012 - 09:48

Does anyone know whether the Alan Fletcher Research Station is up for tender?  Word is it is in the pipeline. 

 

This is now confirmed as proceeding as per Quest Newspaper article, copy below despite objections by the LNP state member Scott Emerson and the then Brisbane City Council headed by Campbell Newman via the Sherwood-Graceville Neighbourhood Plan.

Oxley Road to Nowhere

Submitted by Nicole Johnston on Tue, 07/02/2012 - 12:03
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Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has today confirmed secret plans to upgrade Oxley Road to four lanes over the next 11 to 20 years as part of Brisbane’s Long Term Infrastructure Plan 2012 – 2031.

 

Councillor Johnston said that Council’s plan, to be debated at today’s meeting, came without any consultation with local residents.

 

“Making Oxley Road four lanes without addressing the single lane choke point at the Walter Taylor Bridge is appalling planning. It will create a road to nowhere and cause further congestion and delay for residents,” Councillor Johnston said.