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BCC proper compensation for land at Mt Gravatt

Eligibility - Queensland citizens

Principal Petitioner:

Daniel David
72 Indus Street
Camp Hill Qld 4152

Total Signatures - 121

Sponsoring Member: Gary Fenlon MP

Posting Date: 12/02/2008

Tabled Date: 12/02/2008

Responded By: Hon Andrew McNamara MP on 5/03/2008

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
This petition of citizens of Queensland draws the attention of the House to the unjust action of the Brisbane City Council (BCC) in gradually devaluing Dr Brian Senewiratne's property at 292 Pine Mt Rd, Mt Gravatt, which was originally designated "Future Urban", then changed to "Vegetation Protection", and later to "Environmental Protection". He has now been sent an Acquisition Notice for two thirds of the land, claiming "Environmental Purposes". This is absurd since the properties on the North, South and East are fully developed. On the West is BCC property which is extensively quarried. Moreover, BCC has just allowed the property immediately adjacent to it to be fully developed. The alleged "Environmental Purposes" is clearly untenable. Your petitioners therefore request the House to see that BCC arranges a "land swap" in the same area, or pay proper compensation on the real, not the deliberately devalued, price of the land.