Planning application at 22 Palmwoods-Montville Rd, Palmwoods, QLD
June 14, 2018, 2:52 a.m.
I am a resident of this beautiful hinterland town and am completely opposed to yet another housing estate being built upon it. The impact on the town along with the systematic destruction of yet more wildlife habitat beggars belief. Approvals for development on the coast has gone through the roof and we genuinely run the risk of losing this amazing environment we call home. As a wildlife nurse at the hospital this news upsets and affects me greatly - we are destroying our wildlife at a disturbing rate. Please - no more development, enough is enough. Leave our Hinterland towns be.
Thank you for the email. There is a development approval on the site for a Multiple dwelling (comprising 55 units – ref. MCU07/0129), which was approved by the Planning and Environment Court in 2011. As the site has a lawful development approval in place, the land has been included in a zone that reflects the development approval (i.e. Medium density residential zone). The approved development has the appearance of townhouses, and has been designed with the local building character in mind. Residential development of this type is typically preferred to be located within walking distance to shops, transport and the like. In this regard, the development meets this outcome.
In respect to your concerns about wildlife, it is advised that the court approval includes conditions requiring rehabilitation of waterways with locally endemic plant species. It is expected that these rehabilitated areas will ultimately provide habitat for native fauna. It is noted that the site does not contain native vegetation, and no clearing will occur as a result of the development.
The applicant has recently applied to extend the timeframe in which they can carry out the development (ref. MCU07/0129.01), and is seeking an extension of the ‘relevant period’ by 2 years. This request is currently being considered by Council, and is due for decision at the end of July 2018.
Should you require any additional information about the development approval, please contact the Planning Assessment team on 5475 9801.
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