We have now published some additional information about the planned Oxley Road widening including the planned area of Oxley Road together with some council documents you can download. We are
WTSAG Press Release
For those of us who are savvy, we know that controversial Development Applications for our area are always submitted during the holiday period to minimise objections.
We continue to scan for developments, but we want to make you aware of the following. Please continue to scan our website regularly, or check for email updates as the opportunity to comment on these issues will pass easily during the holiday period:
The Walter Taylor South Action Group is appalled at the outcome of the Sherwood-Graceville Neighbouhood Plan following extensive community consultation over the last 3 years which clearly rejected the concept of 5 storey development in Corinda and Graceville in favour of existing 3 storey rules.
A cluster of red balloons hung twenty metres above Sherwood last week. A group of residents was demonstrating just how high proposed five storey developments around Sherwood and Corinda would be. "I didn't realise just what an impact buildings of this height would make. They would block light, breezes and views and would dominate the suburban landscape", said Nancy Williams.
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Residents of Corinda, Sherwood, Graceville, Chelmer and parts of Tennyson are being asked to put their concerns in writing after the Brisbane City Council released proposed plans to dramatically increase development in the area.
Walter Taylor South Action Group Inc, (WTSAG) says residents have until 2 July, 2010 to make comments via a written response to Council on the draft Sherwood/Graceville District Neighbourhood Plan.
Walter Taylor South Action Group Inc, (WTSAG) will be holding two workshops to assist residents in making a written response to the draft Sherwood/Graceville District Neighbourhood Plan.
Brisbane City Council (BCC) has recently submitted an updated Sherwood/Graceville Neighbourhood Plan to the Queensland State Government for approval. WTSAG acknowledges that Council has listened to residents and changes have been made to preserve the character area in Corinda between Oxley Road and Clara Street. However five storey development is still proposed in Corinda between Oxley Road and the railway line to the West, as far south as Lynne Grove Avenue. An area for 5 storey development around St. Aidans is still proposed.
Local residents and community groups will take to the streets this Saturday (24 October) to call on Lord Mayor Campbell Newman to fulfill his promise to abandon plans for a bus depot in Sherwood.
An alliance of local community groups have been formed to coordinate efforts in stopping the proposed Sherwood Bus Depot from proceeding.