Conservation and wildlife supporters should be getting ready to ask Brisbane City Council (BCC) to change its position on the inappropriate development proposed for 125 ha of public open space at Minnippi Wetlands and Holmbrook Farm, Tingalpa.
The development application by developers BMD Group, for a golf course, conference centre and residential buildings project near Cannon Hill, east Brisbane, has to go through the Council's approval processes.
This process will include an opportunity for members of the public to object to the plan. BCC has not yet announced when it will be accepting submissions on the proposed development.
Wildlife Queensland is urging people to start preparing what they want to tell BCC, so that objection letters can be sent in as soon as BCC opens the submissions period for the development application.
Wildlife Queensland's website will alert users as soon as the submissions period is announced.
What to write to BCC
Wildlife Queensland suggests objection letters should include the points listed below and follow BCC's guidelines for submissions.
You can make a submission to Brisbane City Council about the proposed Minnippi Golf Course and Residential development by following these simple steps.
- Go to the Brisbane City Council's development application search section of the BCC website. This section will give you all the details about the developer's application and submissions that have been made so far.
- Your can also find out the details of the BMD Group's Minnippi development.
- Go to the Brisbane City Council's information about how to Have your say on development on the BCC website. Read the information and guidelines about making a submission. You must use the BCC guidelines when making a submission to ensure that your opinion is counted. (The Environmental Defenders Office (Queensland) Inc. publishes Planning Law Factsheet 6 which is also provides guidelines to making submissions)
- Write to the BCC using the WPSQ information in your submission.
The development would reduce Brisbane's amount of open space.
The development would contravene BCC's own city plan by allowing houses to be built on land currently zoned for sport and recreation. The site is listed as a significant site on BCC's own Natural Assets Register.
Development will disturb acid sulfate soils on the site and allow polluting acid to leach into local waterways, including the Norman and Bulimba Creeks systems.
Any development would put at risk the habitat of the Squirrel glider, the Yellow-footed antechinus (listed as significant fauna, BCC Planning Policy Schedule 4), the Greater glider and the bird species that use the area, not to mention all the other fauna that also live in Minnippi.
Find more WPSQ information about the Minnippi development.
Find more information about the campaign to oppose the development is available at Minnippi Against Development.
For more information about the poultry shed grant scheme and other activities, contact Wildlife Queensland by email or call +61 7 3221 0194.