Planning application at 108 Bells Pocket Road, Strathpine QLD 4500

Tanya Baxter sent a message to Mick Gillam.

Mick Gillam
Tanya Baxter
Planning application at 108 Bells Pocket Road, Strathpine QLD 4500
May 20, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
36 of 50 Childcare centres in Strathpine (or post code 4500) return vacancies. This region is a saturated market of median age of 30 as at 2011 census. Arguably, they've given birth to their 1.9 children who are now beyond child care age. Please explain the "planning" associated with the approval from MBRC for another Childcare centre in this suburb, only a stone's throw from the existing Strathpine C&K. Until the investigation MBRC undertook to justify even considering this development is declared, I remain strongly objected to the development. Councillor Gillam only marginally retained his seat. I suggest Ccl Gillam consults with the affected community and explains the proposed development in detail before any decision is finalised. It would appear the "planning" authority is not planning for the future, at all.

From Tanya Baxter to local councillor Mick Gillam


Tanya Baxter posted this message to you on PlanningAlerts in response to the following planning application.

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Planning Application for 108 Bells Pocket Road, Strathpine QLD 4500

Description: Material Change of Use - Development Permit for a Child Care Centre

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Best wishes,

Mick Gillam
May 22, 2017, 2:48 a.m.
Dear Tanya,

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

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.

I hope this information is of use.

Best wishes,

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