Planning application at 108 Bells Pocket Road, Strathpine QLD 4500
May 20, 2017, 5:48 a.m.
I would like to ask Mayor Sutherland and Cr Gilliam where they think the cars created by this centre are going to park. If they knew anything about Bells Pocket Rd they would know how busy it is already and that there is no where for the extra cars to park. Being a resident of 40 years here on Bells Pocket Rd I can tell you it has become more congested with each passing year. The amount of cars on this road has more than quadrupled in that time. Also this proposed area is on a corner and as far as I am aware you are not allowed to park on or near corners. Then there is the school crossing just down from that with yellow lines for no parking. In the past 2 years alone Council has allowed heavy trucks to constantly go up and down this road and now they are allowing another child care centre to be built near other ones. Mother Duck Child Care is only a 5 minute walk from this proposed one. We do not need another centre here in Strathpine. Within a short area alone we have YMCA near the Shopping Centre, a child care centre near KFC, Mother Duck in Bells Pocket Rd and a new C&K centre opening up in May near Red Rooster. That's not even counting the other ones within close distance in Lawnton, Bray Park and Petrie. This new centre is going to be an accident just waiting to happen as you will find parents will park on the Douglas Park side and run across the road to drop off and collect their children. I can see another accident happening if this is going to be the norm. You would be better off putting a child care centre in your planned university NOT in a suburban street that is NOT capable of supporting the traffic flow for it.
From Maxene Freudenberg to local councillor Mick Gillam
Thank you for your email regarding the application for a Child Care Centre at 108 Bells Pocket Road, Strathpine. Under the State Planning Act any person can apply for a Material Change of Use on any block of land in Queensland. Whether Council approves this application is another matter.
All applications are assessed by Council staff according to the Moreton Bay Regional Town Plan which has been approved by the State Government. In some cases an approval is made by the staff but in this case, as it is an Impact Assessable Application, it will come to Council for a final decision.
Before this assessment comes to Council, I, as an individual Councillor, am not permitted to comment either way as to my support or not of the application. It is your right as a resident of the region to make a submission regarding the proposal. It must be addressed to: The Assessment Manager, Moreton Bay Regional Council, PO Box 159, Caboolture 4510
It can also be emailed to: or access on the web via http://pdonline.moretonbay.qld.gov.au
You have until 5pm on the 9th June to lodge your submission.
To assist you, I have included a link to Council’s website to help ensure that your submission is properly made. This is important should you want to carry the matter further if you do not agree with the final decision made by Council. https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/general.aspx?id=9913
I hope this information is of use.
Best wishes, Mick
Mick Gillam | Councillor for Division 8 Executive Services - Governance Chief Executive Office Moreton Bay Regional Council | Pine Rivers District 222 Gympie Road PO Box 159 | Caboolture Qld 4510 Phone 3480 6512 | Fax 3205 7305 www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au