Council removal of River trees

Submitted by k8ando on Sun, 24/04/2011 - 16:14

Has anyone else something to say about the Council's decision to remove so many of the trees along the river?

Have you seen how many are tagged for removal along Nadine Street in Graceville?

Won't the removal of so many trees cause greater river bank erosion if there is any further flooding?

Are they planning to just 'take' them away? What will this do to those ecosystems that rely on/interact with the trees?

How can the Council justify the removal of so many trees for being 'structurally unsound'? Some of these trees are surely 50-100 years old. They would have withstood numerous high tides, localised flooding and the 1974 floods!

I would like to see a 'Friends of the River Trees' group action.

Graceville Sherwood Neighbourhood Plan

Submitted by Andrew Spalding on Tue, 19/04/2011 - 07:52
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After over eight years of work we are in the final stages of getting our Neighbourhood Plan.

When Campbell Newman was first campaigning for Lord Mayor of Brisbane he promised to put in place a process to review the old Local Area Plans.

Our previous Local Area Plan, called the Walter Taylor South Local Area Plan was the result of two years of community consultation. It eventually became part of the Brisbane City Plan although it was reduced to about three pages. In practice it proved to have a number of deficiencies including:

2011 Floods

Submitted by Andrew Spalding on Tue, 19/04/2011 - 07:43
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The recent severe flooding in parts of our neighbourhood covered by the Sherwood Neighbourhood Plan has caused us to reflect on what changes, if any, should be made to the plan.

Our hearts go out to residents, property owners and business that have been affected by the flood.

The Queensland Government Commission of Enquiry will provide a significant amount of resources to analysing why the flood occurred and what should be done in the future to reduce flooding and mitigate its effects.

The Brisbane City Council has approved a new planning instrument allowing Brisbane flood victims to raise their homes one metre higher than the 8.5 metre flood limit without applying for special approval. Developers will have to ensure essential services are flood proof or built above flood levels. The existing maximum height of 8.5 metres for the home’s highest point will remain for houses not affected by flood.

DA for non-character home next to Historic property

Submitted by webmaster on Sat, 19/03/2011 - 13:48
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An impact assessible development application number A003031876 for 49 Spencer Street, Corinda on an extremely narrow block.  You can have your say on this development and see details of this application at council's website http://pdonline.brisbane.qld.gov.au/MasterView/masterplan/enquirer/defa…

 

Queenslander Demolition DA - 8 Erinvale Street, Corinda

Submitted by webmaster on Sat, 19/03/2011 - 13:21
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An application has been submitted to council for the demolition of a character home at 8 Erinvale Street, Corinda to be replaced by two new dwellings.  This is an impact assessible application and you can lodge your comments via Council.

 

The application number A003031714 can be viewed on the council's website at http://pdonline.brisbane.qld.gov.au/MasterView/masterplan/enquirer/defa…

Another Historic House subdivision

Submitted by webmaster on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 21:25
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The period for public submissions on an Impact assessable proposed subdivision has opened a historic house on 58 Scott Street (228 Dewar Terrace) Corinda.

 

You can find the development application on Council's website at http://pdonline.brisbane.qld.gov.au/MasterView/masterplan/enquirer/defa… application number A002963494

 

Cr. Nicole Johnston letter re Alan Fletcher Research Station

Submitted by Nicole Johnston on Wed, 09/03/2011 - 21:44
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9 March 2011
 
The Hon. Tim Mulherin MP
Minister for Agriculture, Food and Regional Industries
Member for Mackay
GPO Box 45
BRISBANE QLD 4001
 
Dear Minister
Re: Alan Fletcher Research Station, Sherwood
 
I am writing to you regarding the maintenance and future use of the Alan Fletcher Research Station, Magazine Street, Sherwood.
 

Warrina Village aged care Chelmer closes for subdivision

Submitted by webmaster on Sat, 05/03/2011 - 07:43
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An impact assessable subdivision application has been submitted for this site by the Salvation Army which includes demolition of existing buildings. A003019156

 

Warrina Village is an aged care facility at Chelmer owned and man-aged by the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army propose to relocate the facility to Chapel Hill and dispose of the site.