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ECOLOTS proposed in MIRVAC - AREA 2 Southeast section

Last Updated on 16 December 2016

ECOLOTS proposed in MIRVAC development - AREA 2 South-east section of site 

Since 70 - 75  ECOLOTS in Area 2 are indicated as subject to FUTURE INVESTIGATIONS  (See p10 -11 EDQ Development Application) – this means that the community is unable to have certainty now about this. 

The 70 – 75 Eco lot Precinct in AREA 2 should be removed from the Context Plan and added to the Conservation Zone. 

An ECOLOT would place that piece of land in private ownership with a COVENANT. While the concept has merit the number of individual properties having to comply with governance over vegetation and land usage - to be managed by local council or state raises many issues and concerns.

ecolot southeast cornerPotential Eco Lot Precinct SE corner - subject to further investigation

 The Area 2 ECOLOTS were proposed to include covenants – who will enforce this? Past experiences of building envelopes and covenants have not been enforced by Logan City Council ( e.g. Bluff Rd corridors on QM Properties approved by Beaudesert Shire Council, building envelope regulations being relaxed with trees being removed where significant trees had been left by developers e.g. Carron Place at Jimboomba Woods, local residents selling property and covenants no longer applying to the property e,g, tree clearing )

 The Area 2 ECOLOT Precinct contains vegetation both Endangered and Of concern Regional Ecosystem. The Medium Value Bushland Koala Habitat Values in the south-east corner has connectivity to community koala sightings to the SE of the MIRVAC property e.g. Appaloosa Court, Greenhill Rd, Crowson Lane.

 The 70 – 75 Eco Lot Precinct in AREA 2 should be removed from the Context Plan and added to the Conservation Zone.

Placing Eco Lot Precinct in the Conservation Zone will give greater protection to Norris Creek Catchment by protecting the habitat and land around the southern tributary of Norris Creek. It will connect the northern Conservation Zone with this southern area to make a larger Conservation Zone Area along the whole of the east side of the MIRVAC property

Queensland State Planning Policy SPP and mapping indicate that Matters of state environmental significance ( MSES Biodiversity)ie Wildlife Habitat exists over the whole of Area 2. Matters of state environmental significance (MSES) for the planning framework are defined in Part G: Glossary under the SPP and spatially represented on the SPP Interactive Mapping System. These values are defined, where possible, and protected under Queensland legislation. The SPP employs a 'maintain and enhance' approach to managing MSES values.

Logan City Council Planning Scheme Overlays also show this southern section containing part of their Biodiversity Corridor.

 TRAFFIC IMPACTS

70 -75 ECOLOT Precinct proposes traffic access via Serengetti Drive and Heathcote Ct in Munruben into the South-East section of the MIRVAC property through quiet local streets . These streets receive very minimal local resident traffic now. Increasing traffic tp potentially an additional 140 – 150 vehicles per day through quiet local streets (presently have cul de sacs)poses increased roadkill and injury risks to fauna e.g. koalas, eastern grey kangaroos and red neck wallabies which use this habitat on the south-east and east side of the MIRVAC property and places greater risks on the fauna of Wearings Reserve.

Increased traffic ( 140 – 150 + vehicles per day) will occur on Serengetti Drive, Heathcote Ct, Greenhill Rd, Kensington Drive, Kooringal Rd, Crowson Lane with increased traffic, noise and safety concerns for local residents of the rural residential area of MUNRUBEN.

Read summary docxMIRVAC_PROPOSED_ecolots.docx 

 

 

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT MIRVAC DEVELOPMENT

Last Updated on 15 December 2016

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT MIRVAC DEVELOPMENT at Greenbank 

large 480 hectare + property corner Teviot and Greenbank Roads?

HAVE YOU WRITTEN A LETTER OR SENT AN EMAIL?

 Closes Mon 19 December 2016 

RE: MIRVAC DEV 2016/768 – DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION

Applicant: MIRVAC QLD PTY LTD c/- URBIS PTY LTD

EDQ No: DEV 2016/768 ( QLD GOVT)

for 96 – 102 Brightwell St,138 – 168 Teviot Rd  and 456-520 Greenbank Rd QLD Greenbank, 4124

(Lots 205 & 434 on RP845844 and Lot 9 on S312355)

PDA Development Application for a Priority Development Area ( PDA) Preliminary approval for development generally in accordance with a Context Plan and PDA development permit for reconfiguring a lot (1 lot into 508 Residential Lots and Parkland) Material Change of Use for Residential uses ( Display Home, home based businesses, House, multiple residential and other residential), park, and sales office and operational works. 

WHY SHOULD I BOTHER?

  1. The MIRVAC site has NO APPROVALS for development yet.
  2. This current application has been lodged with the Queensland Government to have a CONTEXT PLAN approved for the whole site, and to seek an approval for AREA 1 ( Stage 1 of the development) .
  3. The CONTEXT PLAN controls the future development of the site – all future applications for the MIRVAC site will be based from the CONTEXT PLAN .
  4. MIRVAC must obtain community input about the CONTEXT PLAN.
  5. Possible impacts for Munruben residents – flooding, traffic from MIRVAC using Serengetti Drive & Heathcote Ct ( west of Greenhill Rd), fauna roadkill, erosion & sediment issues

                            How many people will bother to look at this before Xmas?

           Why has the developer timed it this way? 

Any person may on or before 19/12/16 make a written submission to -

EDQ Development Assessment

Dept of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning

PO BOX 15009, City East, QLD, 4002

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone: Tom Barker 3452 7440

ONLINE DOCUMENTS: under DEV 2016/768 MIRVAC

at: http://dilgp.qld.gov.au/planning/development-assessment/priority-development-area-development-applications.html

THIS IS YOUR FUTURE – LET’S LOOK AFTER OUR COMMUNITY & LOCAL AREA  

 A single page letter - with your name and address - and your major concern can suffice as a submission.

Detailed objections are listed in another article to follow

 

MIRVAC _ submission template - closes Monday 19 Dec 2016

Last Updated on 16 December 2016

Reasons for objecting to concept plan as presented are summarised below. They are extracted from the whole document file you can download

pdfCommunity-MIRVAC-SubmissionLetter_Dec16.2016-rev.pdf

docxCommunity-MIRVAC-SubmissionLetter_Dec16.2016-rev.docx 

docxMap of proposed site 

  1. Application for Area 1 in Southwest corner is partial only. Explain that all 3 areas should be considered together - see pdf file above
  2. Value of dam
  3. Rare and threatened species on whole property
  4. EPBC protected species - spotted tail quolls (Endangered), koalas (Vulnerable), grey-headed flying foxes (Vulnerable), greater gliders (Vulnerable)
  5. Queensland NCA listed species - glossy black cockatoos (Vulnerable), powerful owls (Vulnerable), wallum froglet (Vulnerable), tusked frog (Vulnerable) 
  6. Logan City Council threatened species – wallum froglet, tusked frog, yellow-bellied gliders, powerful owls, glossy black cockatoos
  7. Large mobs of eastern grey kangaroos (over 100+ individuals) and red neck wallabies on site utilise water sources and grass areas for feeding. Macropods are known to move from grass areas to woodland/forested areas. There have been no surveys of macropods undertaken in the Environmental Assessment. AREA 1 and the whole property has very significant value to Macropod species known to exist onsite (100+) 
  8. The environmental values of this 482 hectare property (the largest land holding in the area and local landscape) provides a critical stepping stone in the landscape, fauna movement corridors that cannot be replaced in this location offsets will never compensate for the loss of this environmental asset.  

    “ the subject site remains one of the last large rural properties in the immediate landscape predominantly comprised of rural residential development” (Saunders Havill Group MIRVAC TECHNICAL ECOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT REPORT p 3) 

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MIRVAC DEVELOPMENT HAS NO APPROVALS YET – VOICE YOUR CONCERNS

Last Updated on 16 December 2016

MIRVAC DEVELOPMENT HAS NO APPROVALS YET –

WHAT ARE YOUR CONCERNS? Voice them in a submission

You might like to see concerns that LACA Logan and Albert Conservation Association has at link below.

http://www.laca.org.au/index.php/publications/submissions/873-mirvac-submission-template-closes-monday-19-dec-2016

Shown below is the concept map presented to community meetings and available on website http://greenbank.mirvac.com/ as well as a Mirvac factsheet

MIRVAC Greenbank whole site

STORYBOARDS as displayed at community meetings are available here.

WRITE A LETTER – DEADLINE 19 December 2016
Any person may on or before 19/12/16 make a written submission to
EDQ Development Assessment
Dept of Infrastructure , Local Government and Planning
PO BOX 15009 ,City East, QLD, 4002
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: Tom Barker 3452 7440

MIRVAC DEV 2016/768 – DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION (to  Economic Development Queensland )
Applicant: MIRVAC QLD PTY LTD c/- URBIS PTY LTD
EDQ No: DEV 2016/768 ( QLD GOVT)
At 96 – 102 Brightwell St ,138 – 168 Teviot Rd and 456-520 Greenbank Rd QLD Greenbank, 4124
(Lots 205 & 434 on RP845844 and Lot 9 on S312355)

See application at MIRVAC application and read appendices

PDA preliminary approval for development generally in accordance with a context plan and PDA development permit for reconfiguring a lot (3 lots into 579 residential lots and parkland); material change of use for residential uses (display home, home based business, house, multiple residential and other residential), park and sales office; and operational works (advertising devices) in accordance with a plan of development

ONLINE DOCUMENTS :

Detailed development documents are online under DEV 2016/768 MIRVAC

at : http://dilgp.qld.gov.au/planning/development-assessment/priority-development-area-development-applications.html

 

Vegetation Management (Reinstatement) Bill

Last Updated on 24 April 2016

EXTENSION for deadline for submissions on the Vegetation Management (Reinstatement) Bill to

 Friday 29 April 2016! - update provided by The Environmental Defenders Office Qld.

Please, get your submission to the Committee before next Friday (and let EDO know if you sent one in). 
To make it easy for you, EDO have prepared a basic template you can use as a base for your submission. Remember to take out and fill in all of the highlighted sections as described. The Environmental Defenders Office Qld have also put together a list of key points we suggest you include. Check out  website here.
Key points we suggest you could include in your submissions:
  • Who you or your group are, what are your objectives and any case examples about land clearing
  • Reasons why you care about protecting our vegetation – e.g. do you care about:
    • protecting koalas, or other threatened species of concern to you;
    • the impact of tree clearing on  increasing drought in our already drought stricken state – it has now been proven that the more trees we have, the more rain we have;
    • the impact of tree clearing on climate change  – tree clearing causes millions of tonnes of CO2 to be released into our atmosphere;
    • tree clearing near catchments can cause land erosion and run off into our river catchments – the erosion and run off caused by clearing along the Great Barrier Reef catchment banks is a leading cause of impacts to our Reef; or
    • any other issues you are concerned about that are relevant to your area.
  • Support the passing of the bill, to protect Queensland’s ecosystems and wildlife. This bill is important particularly because it:
  • reinstates the protection of high value regrowth on freehold and indigenous land;
  • removes provisions which permit clearing applications for high value agriculture and irrigated agriculture;
  • broadens protection of riparian vegetation, especially in the Great Barrier Reef catchments of Burnett Mary, Eastern Cape York and Fitzroy Great Barrier Reef;
  • reinstates the application of the riverine protection permit framework to the destruction of vegetation in a watercourse, lake or spring; and
  • reinstates a broader requirement for environmental offsets to be required for any residual impact, not just ‘significant’ impacts as is currently provided for in offsets legislation (and has led to only 1 offset being registered for vegetation impacts since 2014).

A hand written letter or text document can be posted / faxed to 07 3553 6699 / emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Postal address Research Director
                      Agriculture and Environment Committee
                      Parliament House
                      BRISBANE QLD 4000

Submissions must include:

  • the author’s name and signature
  • if the submission is made on behalf of an organisation, the level of approval (e.g. a local branch, executive committee or national organisation)
  • mailing address (and email if available)
  • daytime telephone number
    • support bill WWF To have this significant legislation re-instated is vitally important for the future well-being of the land and all species and ecosystems that rely on a healthy forested landscape.  CLICK ON WWF image above to make your submission online to your local state MP. Not all members of the opposition  - or independants - are opposed to re-instatement of this legislation. It is also an opportunity extend the legislation to close loopholes. As WWF point out The VMROLA Bill is already a significant compromise. Damaging loopholes remain and should be closed.
      • Most exemptions will remain, in particular the urban exemption.
      • The reliance on self-assessable codes introduced in 2013 is retained.
      • The ability to withhold incriminating evidence of illegal clearing from the prosecution is retained.
      • 22 million hectares of bushland made exempt on property maps will continue to be open to repeated clearing regardless it may fall in stream buffer zones, endangered ecosystems, habitat for threatened species and high slopes.
    • However brief - please make a submission to support the re-instatement of this vegetation protection legislation.
 

Concerns about process at 820 Greenbank Rd North Maclean in PDA Greater Flagstone

Last Updated on 07 February 2016

GREATER FLAGSTONE is supposed to be one of Queensland's  "master planned satellite cities" with planning decisions made by state government - not local councils. 

Yet Queensland Government agency DEPARTMENT OF INFRASTRUCTURE, LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND PLANNING has not included local community in any of its planning meetings for North Maclean proposed Enterprise Precinct. There have obviously been detailed meetings with local government Logan City Council and developers as revealed when DAs are added to EDQ website for PDAs.

820GreenbankRd satellite view outlineCurrently a seach shows that there are 11 applications relating to Greater Flagstone and 30 applications that have been approved - some in Pub Lane, Teviot Road, Jimboomba, North Maclean, Undullah, Kagaru, New Beith, Cedar Grove. There has never been any community consultation arranged for these 31 applications and as a "master planned city" there is NO CONCEPT PLAN for the "city" which is devoid of adequate infrastructure.

Public notification has not been well displayed - if at all.

820 Greenbank Road is DEV2015/727 by The Planning Place  Lot 2 on RP868726 has 14 documents

 Action Community has delayed a decision date for 15-20 days after 27 January - apparently an extension granted by applicant?

This gives community and concerned residents more time to make further representations to EDQ state MPs and local politicans.

Submitted Application

 

Read more...
 

No consultation in PDA at North Maclean EP for 820 Greenbank Road

Last Updated on 04 February 2016

NO DECISION YET for 820 Greenbank Rd .
The decision timeline has been extended by 15-20 days apparently because the applicants have agreed to this.
This gives our community more time to lobby and get organized. This is a small win but an important one which has come about as a result of successflly campaigning on behalf of the community.

Please see next article for ideas to help you MAKE YOUR OWN SUBMISSION

This comes despite the verbal assertion by state government planning assessment officer is that a

decision will be made on or before Wednesday 27 January 2016.

Community is being denied a formal consultation process but despite this we can - and should - communicate our concerns to  state and federal government!! 

On 1 February 2013, the Urban Land Development Authority ULDA was replaced by Economic Development Queensland (EDQ), a commercialised business unit within the department. Development applications for priority development areas are now assessed by the department. In some instances, the assessment of development applications has been delegated by the Minister for Economic development to the relevant local government authority. This has not happened in Logan City for Greater Flagstone PDA nor  Yarrabilba PDA

Within Greater Flagstone PDA there are several discrete land areas - not sharing a common boundary. NORTH MACLEAN INDUSTRIAL PRECINCT is one such land parcel. Again within this NMEP there are 5 separate landowners / developers who have or will submit development applications to the state government MEDQ. 

Currently the largest land parcel the WEARCO site is being assessed - using the process of preliminary documentation - for impact on federally endangered species under EPBC 2013/6941. Community had a short time to make comments - to the developer who then "responded" to our concerns to the federal government. The significance of sightings of spotted-tail quoll reported within range of the proposed NMEP should not be discounted. 

Although there will be no public notification period for 820 Greenbank Road to subdivide 1 lot into 12 industrial sites with an area of "open space", you can send in a comment about the documents which are now online.  

View the latest development applications Then select Priority Development Areas (PDAs) which are parcels of land within Queensland, identified for specific accelerated development with a focus on economic growth. They were "identified" in the SEQRP South East Queensland Regional Plan - due for review this year 2016.

Look for Application #DEV2015/727. The application has been accepted "as properly made". The traffic impact assessment and concept civil engineering services report disclose some ROAD PLANNING of interest to the local community. This includes proposed new industrial collector access road connecting from Greenbank Road and using existing Willowbrok Road reserve. Greenbank Road  remains 2 lane with 4 lanes planned for Cusack and Scotts Lanes. Hardly "lanes" at 4 lanes while  Mount Lindesay Highway (in name only) is 2 lanes.

Community will be able to make an informal submission / comment. This information is from verbal comment from Queensland Government  Department of  Local Government  Infrastructure and Planning  DLGIP who advise that a State Government decision is due on or before 27 January 2016.

We can also phone and email local MP Linus Power, Minister Jackie Trad, as well as Senators Joanna Lindgren, Larissa Waters, Scott Buchholz  to request that they make urgent representations to not approve this application.

Some contact details are available here

Senator Joanna Lindgren's contacts are available here.

Contact Economic Development Queensland's Development Assessment team by: Phone: (07) 3452 7437

•  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Send your submission / comments here and consider cc'ing other contacts as well.

 

Logan Community Environment Watch - public group

Last Updated on 27 May 2015

New public group on Facebook so that community can participate in discussions  on any planning proposals that impact community and environment within Logan City boundaries. There are currently several planning proposals / development applications DA  / material change of use MCU that have not / do not make adequate provisions for appropriate community consultations. 

The Greater Flagstone PDA covers a total area of 7188 hectares. It is located west of the Jimboomba and the Mount Lindesay Highway, along the Brisbane-Sydney rail line. It includes part of the suburb of NORTH MACLEAN and the area being identified as NMEP North Maclean Enterprise Precinct. This was previously called MLNBSA Mt Lindesay North Beaudesert Study Area in the SEQRP Southeast Queensland Regional Plans.

This public group invites community members to join, after reading description of guidelines of participation. Click image to go to Facebook.

LoganCommunityEnvironmentWatch FB

 

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