The Courier Mail says protesters have recently been waving placards on the roadside in Redland City.
In today’s Village Green (Page 74) Brian Williams says:
Cripes they are a rambunctious lot in Redland City. Residents are agitating about the level of development contained in the city’s draft town plan.
It’s not often you see residents prepared to get out on the streets and protest about issues at a council level and this is not the first council to cop this in the Redlands.
37,000 more cars if City Plan is approved
“Momentum is building in the community campaign against the Council’s proposed town plan Draft City Plan 2015,” said Lavinia Wood, spokesperson for the Community Alliance for Responsible Planning (CARP) Redlands Inc.
Across the city, scores of volunteers are letterbox dropping the CARP Community Alert & Ready-Made Submission (a copy of which appears as a half page ad in today’s Redland City Bulletin) and there has been enormous support for the teams raising awareness by the roadside with signs this week. The message that the Council’s Draft City Plan will bring 37,000 more cars is resonating with drivers already deeply frustrated with Redlands’ clogged roads.
Local Cleveland resident Marie Guirreri agrees, “I just can’t believe what is happening in the Redlands. They’re carving up too much land. We need our parklands and bushland for people and for wildlife. The small lot housing we’re seeing now is disgraceful. I support CARP because they represent the voice of the people and are standing up for what we really want. I just hope that the Council will listen.”
“Submissions to Council’s Draft City Plan close on Friday 27 November at 4:30pm. I urge everybody to have their say,” Marie said.
If you did not get a submission form in your letterbox, they can be downloaded.
Councillors to help residents with City Plan questions
Residents with questions or concerns about making City Plan submissions can meet with four of the City’s councillors: Wendy Boglary, Craig Ogilvie, Paul Bishop and Lance Hewlett on Sunday afternoon.
- Sunday 22 November
- 1:00 pm
- Ormiston Softball Hall in Sturgeon Street, Ormiston
Some Councillors attempted to have the consultation period extended but the majority of councillors have not agreed, according to this Bulletin Report.
Making a submission about the Draft City Plan 2015
More information about making submissions on the Draft City Plan is available on the Redlands2030 website.
The deadline for making submissions about the Draft City Plan 2015 is Friday 27 November.