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.
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.
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.
It seems the local government election tactics have now started with this flyer dropped into local letterboxes late last week.
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.
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.
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.
The historic Alan Fletcher Research Station is situated on a pleasant reach of the Brisbane river.
Its research functions were recently transferred to the new Bogga Road Research Precinct making it a prime candidate for inclusion in Brisbane green space available for community use. The site is also ideally located to provide connectivity to the Sherwood Arboretum. Addition of this green space would be in line with Brisbane City Council policy.