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While Brisbane City Council has decided to walk away from our Local Plan, the fight to save it and our suburbs is not over.

The Queensland Government has significant powers under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 and can 'call in' this development to implement the Local Plan in full, including:

  • Density limits of 5 dwellings per hectare in the areas specified by the Local Plan.
  • Full retention of the land zoned for environmental protection as per the City Plan, including the 'habitat area and ecological corridor' in the Local Plan.
  • Preservation of waterway corridors and parks already included in the Local Plan.
  • Sensible allocation of development in the land zoned rural, consistent with waterway corridors, the dwelling density already provided in the emerging community, the lands location and proximity to National Park and only assessed once water and sewage connections are made.

Whether Brisbane City Council was unwilling or unable to implement the Local Plan, the Queensland government with its extensive and well used 'call in powers' can save our Local Plan and our suburbs.

Following the Queensland Government’s decision on 27 April 2015 to call in the development, to "ensure the right balance is achieved for the environment, the economy and the concerns of the local communities" - You can Lobby your State Member of Parliament with your concerns before July 2015.

For people in the Gap and Ashgrove 

Office of the Hon. Kate Jones MP
Member for Ashgrove
Minister for Education and Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games
State Member for Ashgrove
Phone: 07 3366 6000
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For people in Upper Kedron and Ferny Grove

Office of Mark Furner MP
State Member for Ferny Gove
Phone: 07 3851 1570
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