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Walker Group proposal for Toondah Harbour Priority Development Area

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Brian Douglass
PO Box 8162
CLEVELAND QLD 4163

Total Signatures - 11

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 17/03/2016

Tabled Date: 17/03/2016

Responded By: Hon Jackie Trad MP on 18/04/2016

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draw to the attention of the House that they are averse to plans for massive residential development at Cleveland using large areas of the public estate including parkland and waters of Moreton Bay. This is the Toondah Harbour Priority Development Area (THPDA), the gateway to North Stradbroke Island. Most residents agree Toondah Harbour ferry facilities need to be renovated.

 

2014 plans included 800 apartments. The current proposal covers two and a half times more area, costing $1.4 billion with:
• 3,600 apartments, most on reclaimed land;
• 10,000 more people with probably 7,000 cars;
• A new suburb in Moreton Bay.

 

The THPDA is predicated on decisions of Government including:
• Approval of dredging to remove 70% more marine material than at Abbotts Point on the Great Barrier Reef;
• Revocation of part of Moreton Bay Marine Park;
• Amendment to the international RAMSAR agreement;
• Revocation of part of the publicly owned GJ Walter Park;
• Extension of the Urban Footprint of the SEQ Regional Plan into the sea.

 

The gift of public land to incentivise the project is another way to sell public assets without normal public scrutiny.

 

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to call on the State Government to withdraw the THPDA and "start again" through a full and proper community consultation process which is:

• based on community vision and values;
• focussed on upgrading the ferry terminal facilities.