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Urgent legislation be enacted for people to be able to appeal decisions related to developments in Priority Development Areas

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Ian Olsson
Russell Island Development Association Inc
23 Nepeta Street
RUNCORN QLD 4113

Total Signatures - 755

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 22/02/2021

Closing Date: 23/03/2021

Tabled Date: 24/03/2021

Referred To Hon Dr Steven Miles MP on 24/03/2021

Response Due: 23/04/2021

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

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House that many of the 10,000 people on the rapidly developing Southern Moreton Bay Islands use any of 2093 off-street carpark spaces at the Weinam Creek PDA. The PDA development scheme vision envisages future carparking will be "sufficient to cope with predicted growth on the islands". On 20 January 2021, Redland Investment Corporation lodged an application with EDQ (DEV2020/1143) for a master plan and development of the PDA. It would see a lesser 2,010 off-street car park spaces including 1,452 multideck carpark spaces. Public submissions will be called soon. On 22 January 20121, Redland Investment Corporation lodged another application (DEV2021/2172) to reconfigure public land at 22 Meissner Street Redland Bay into residential lots. This land is the only land suitable for additional multideck carparking to cater for the predicted future doubling of growth on the islands. If there were appeal rights in PDAs, islanders could appeal this development to be set aside as the public land is vitally needed for islander carparking as per the development scheme's vision, structure plan and infrastructure plan.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to enact urgent legislation that allows people to be able to appeal decisions related to developments in Priority Development Areas and to prohibit developers managing master plan preparation over areas they wish to develop - Ministerial intervention is sought to delay decisions on present development applications that impact on the community until master plans in PDAs are approved after meaningful public consultation.