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Impacts of the Moreton Bay Regional Council Planning Scheme - Major Amendment 1

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Ashley Powers
PO Box 7235

Total Signatures - 1695

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 15/02/2018

Tabled Date: 15/02/2018

Responded By: Hon Cameron Dick MP on 19/03/2018

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

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House to the negative and irreparable impacts of the Moreton Bay Regional Council (MBRC) Planning Scheme - Major Amendment 1 to the residents of the region.

Your petitioner's believe the changes are inappropriate and will have negative and irreparable impacts on the community-

1900 dwellings to replace existing rural residential -

1. Loss of green space and density mismatch; 2. Greater pressure on already overcrowded infrastructure; 3. Contravenes Council's stated objective to increase density near established infrastructure.

Land clearing will decimate habitat for wildlife, including endangered Koala -

1. Development will fragment interconnecting koala corridor, including matters of State significance and displace threatened, and endangered species.

Put severe extra pressure on struggling infrastructure -

1. No planned upgrades to State roads; 2. No timetable for Council road upgrades; 3. Poor public transport - most of Warner Investigation Area (WIA) is 5kms away from existing rail transport.

Poor and misleading consultation process -

1. Public release of conflicting/incorrect information (admitted by Council); 2. Inadequate timeframes for community consideration and response; 3. WIA amendments were tied to 138 other planning scheme amendments.

Your petitioners therefore request the House to;

1. Request Moreton Bay Regional Council to re-engage with the community and include Save Pine Rivers Inc as a critical stakeholder.

2. Reject and recall the Warner Investigation Area (WIA) component of the Moreton Bay Planning Scheme Amendment.

3. Act swiftly to uphold wildlife protection and land clearing laws.