This was the BCC budget 2014 – 2015.
With over 3,000 new apartments built since the rates take has vastly increased.
We have paid for this park many times over
Please contact your State member or Brisbane City Council Councillor from the following list of representatives about this issue at your earliest convenience. This may be your opportunity to speak to your local representative and see if they are really representing you.
We have also listed details for media you may wish to contact. Letters to the editor or emails suggesting topics to talk back radio can be very effective.
We have included suggestions on content areas and talking points:
HERE ARE SOME TALKING POINTS:
There will never be a better opportunity to buy this site. It is our generations opportunity to leave the type of legacy to our children that our Grandparents left to us. For the price on one years rates from the suburbs surrounding the site we will build an infrastructure asset that will last many generations.
Need for Green Space and Sport and Recreation Land: Toowong has insufficient green and recreational space available to its present growing population. This area has one of the highest proportions of young people in Brisbane with more young families moving into the area.
Toowong has more than doubled in population since the 1960s and yet it has almost half the parkland and sport and recreational space that it did then. It has lost the following sites:
- The Toowong Bowls club river front site on Glen Road in 1967.
- A major part of Moorland Park to Land Street and the widening of Coronation Drive in the 1970s. The parking space that services the Wesley Hospital from the 1990s.
- The Toowong Library and associated park site in 2001.
- The Toowong Pool in 2003.
- The Auchenflower Bowls Club in Bayliss Street in 2003.
- Toowong Memorial Park to Wests Rugby Club Development
- This area already has serious traffic flow issues and this will become much worse, as will parking if more residential development is allowed on this site.
- This area is clearly marked on Council maps as flood affected. The neighbouring sites will be more affected by future flooding as a result of the ground level of this site being built up in the attempt to flood proof it. Any development into the river could potentially damage existing mangroves and vegetation. Developers and town planners, not ratepayers, should be personally liable for flood damage to neighbouring properties should these plans be approved.
- You have the responsibility to protect and nurture the amenity for the present population and to create living space for a future larger population. This site is the last opportunity to replace lost public space for one of Brisbane’s most well-known and visited suburbs. This should represent a model of good higher density planning. A community lives with bad planning decisions for a very long time, long after the developers and politicians who supported the development have moved on.
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