I refer to your correspondence of 20 September 2005 to the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Senator Campbell, concerning the proposed integrated golf course and residential development at Minnippi West, Brisbane, Queensland.
I am writing to inform you that the development has been referred
to my Department for consideration as to whether Australian Government approval
is required. The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Act 1999
sets out the referral process, which includes a public comment phase
of 10 business days. The referral documentation (reference number
2005/2358) can be accessed at the Departmental webpage (http://www.deh.gov.au/epbc/publicnotices/index.html.)
The closing date for public comments is 4 November 2005.
A coalition of community and environmental groups opposing the Brisbane City Council and their preferred developer BMD to convert 125 ha of Brisbane City Council OWNED bushland, acid sulphate soils wetlands and cleared elevated land to a Resort Golf Course, Pro Golf Shop, 13 ha Housing Estate and Conference Centre.
The east side of Bulimba Creek (Minnippi Parklands with the bikeways and duck pond) is not under threat of development. The development is proposed for 125 hectares on the west side of Bulimba Creek.
What the Lord Mayor of Brisbane said:
Part of the development application. two pages 82k .pdf
What the developer had said about how they will prevent cats being kept on this proposed housing subdivision and golf resort.
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What Cr John Campbell said on TV about the BCC not approving certain developments which interefered with flood plain and flooding 370kb self displaying avi movie from TV news clip. Click and openfile. Save if you wish.
Local Groups opposing this proposed development include:The Rivermouth Action Group IncSave our Squirrel Glider CommitteeBennetts Bushland DefendersMinnippi Bushland DefendersBrisbane Regional Environment CouncilBulimba Creek Catchment Coordination CommitteeBayside Branch Queensland GreensWildlife Preservation Society Bayside Branch
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