Support a Sustainable Plan – the Ferny Grove – Upper Kedron Local Plan

The Local Plan was developed in 2006-07, and remains a current planning instrument under both the City Plan 2000 and City Plan 2014.

It provides the finer grade detail about how development is meant to occur.

The Local Plan was the result of significant community consultation and considered traffic, public transport infrastructure and environmental concerns. That plan identifies the boundary of Upper Kedron and many people built their homes believing they knew where the suburb was to end.

 

You can access the local plan here.

Brisbane City Council has walked away from this plan.

In its decision to approve the development Brisbane City Council reduced the maximum number of dwellings to 980 but did not reduce the development footprint, enforce the very low density requirements or enforce the protected ecological and habitat corridors in the local plan.

This makes the development so unsustainable that emergency services vehicles cannot rely on the local road network and a special emergency service road needs to be built connecting the development to Mt Nebo Road.

Council’s own conditions on the development highlight that the emergency access road connection is needed at 500 dwellings.

If the measure of sustainability is being able to rely on your own road network for emergency service vehicles, than this is the size of development that should have been allowed.

If the local plan was implemented all of these traffic and associated environment concerns will be addressed.

The Local Plan supports sustainable development on this site.  This is why our Save Our Suburbs campaign is focused on fighting to preserve the local plan and lobbing Council (and the State Government if necessary) to implement it

 

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“very low density residential”: up to 5 dwellings per hectare to ensure minimal disturbance to areas of environmental and scenic value;
“low density residential - dwelling houses” : predominantly dwelling houses at a yield of 12 dwellings per hectare;
“low density residential - dwelling houses and multiple dwellings”: A mix of dwelling houses and multiple dwellings at a yield of 16 dwellings per hectare;
“the low density residential - multiple dwellings”: predominantly multiple dwellings at a yield of 25 dwellings per hectare.