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Twin Waters West Planning Scheme Amendment

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Kathryn Hyman
6 Elderberry Court

Total Signatures - 1119

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 20/01/2017

Closing Date: 28/02/2017

Tabled Date: 1/03/2017

Responded By: Hon Jackie Trad MP on 27/03/2017

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

Queensland residents draw to the attention of the House a proposed major amendment to Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 that will permit an application for a residential development that is situated on the Maroochy River that is flood prone heavily constrained land known as Twin Waters West.


Residents feel prudent consideration of environmental and flood management requirements is being discarded as this area forms a critical role in providing flood protection to the existing local communities. The legislative provisions of the Coastal Protection and Management Act 1995 and the current planning scheme states that urban development within the Maroochy North Shore local plan area is limited to land within the urban growth management boundary so as to protect environmental areas and landscape values, avoid further urban development on heavily constrained land, particularly low lying and flood prone land.


In addition, the area is constrained by the provisions of the Queensland Nature Conservation Act 1992, and of the Commonwealth Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.


Your petitioners therefore request the House to refuse a proposed major amendment to the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 and to remove the Twin Waters West land from the urban footprint during the SEQ Regional Plan to prevent future facilitation of a development on this important part of the Maroochy River floodplain.