The government has released the draft South East Queensland Regional Plan for consultation.
A hard copy of the plan is available from my office by phoning 1800 813 960 or available online at the ShapingSEQ website at shapingseq.com.au.
The aim of the plan is to plan growth in SEQ while balancing interests such as housing, agriculture, industry and the environment.
Dozens of residents have contacted me concerned the plan does not allow new rural lots smaller than 100 hectares, essentially ‘locking up’ any parcel of land smaller than 200 hectares.
On both sides of Jimboomba we now have high density developments, at Yarrabilba and Flagstone, while larger parcels of land in the region that could accommodate less dense developments are ruled out of any development at all.
It simply does not make sense, and while nobody wants to see wholesale carving up of agricultural land, this blanket prohibition on rural subdivision is extremely unfair. Make your opinion know on the plan by making a submission by midnight on March 3.
Submissions can be made either via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Draft South East Queensland Regional Plan Review Feedback, Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning, PO Box 15009, City East QLD 4000.
Slow Down in school zones
With children returning to school I remind drivers to slow down and be vigilant in school zones. The standard operating times for most school zones in Queensland is 7am–9am and 2pm–4pm. Children can be hard to see and may not be concentrating around their friends, so it’s important we take extra care at these times.
In addition to providing assistance with Queensland government matters, my office is able to provide assistance in procuring Queensland flags and letters of congratulations for significant birthdays and anniversaries. Please contact me if I can be of assistance in any matter on 1800 813 960.