Uphold Objection to Development at 54 and 133 Beelarong Street, Morningside

Principal Petitioner Peter Cumming, Wynnum
Date Closed Thu, 15 Aug 2019 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 233 signatures

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Residents draw to the attention of Brisbane City Council to defend the appeal by the developer of the subdivision proposed for 54 and 133 Beelarong Street, Morningside.

Your petitioners therefore request that Council defend the appeal all the way to a trial in the Planning and Environment Court. The petitioners are strenuously against Council settling the appeal and agreeing to approve a modified development on this site.

Council response

A development application for a staged subdivision proposal over land at 54 and 133 Beelarong Street, Morningside, was lodged with Council on 22 August 2018 and was properly made on 30 August 2018.

The subject site consists of two lots which are located within the Rural zone and Environmental management zone under the Brisbane City Plan 2014, and is located within the River Gateway neighbourhood plan area.

The subject lots are irregular in shape with a combined area of 35,070 m2, and there are no existing structures onsite. The site has previously been utilised by the Southside Pony Club.

The subject site is comprised of established vegetation within the north-western portion of the site and waterway vegetation, including mangroves, along Perrin Creek and its tributary along the eastern boundary of the site. The site at 133 Beelarong Street is a channelised waterway (Perrin Creek) with no existing improvements and is burdened by an easement in favour of Brisbane City Council over the entire lot.

The application was impact assessable and subject to public notification in accordance with the Planning Act 2016. Public notification was carried out between 8 January and 31 January 2019. Council received 48 objections of which three were properly made.

The application was assessed by Council’s Development Services, City Planning and Sustainability, including consideration of matters raised by submitters, and was refused on 5 April 2019.

An appeal against Council’s decision to refuse the application was filed with the Planning and Environment Court on 8 May 2019 (Court reference 1588/19). Council is now obliged to follow the requirements of the Court process.

The progress of the appeal can be followed on the Queensland Court’s website at www.courts.qld.gov.au be selecting ‘Search civil files’. Continue by clicking on ‘Party search (eCourts)’, entering the file number 1588/19 and clicking search.