How would the proposed development of 3,600 apartments on dredged Ramsar wetlands next to Toondah Harbour affect Cleveland’s heritage listed Grand View Hotel?
Perhaps the hotel would get some extra custom while 3,600 apartments are constructed over a period of 15-20 years.
But the hotel might not have such a ‘grand view’ if a number of ten storey apartment blocks are built between the Grand View and Cassim Island.
The owners of this heritage listed property appear to be comfortable with development in the area.
They recently obtained council approval for multi storey apartments next to the hotel which exceed prescribed height limits and will result in the loss of two koala trees.
A submission sent from the Grand View hotel is the sixth submission expressing support for the Toondah residential development project to be published by Redlands2030.
The Federal Government said it received a total of eight submissions supporting the project while 1,411 submissions were opposed.
Here is the full unedited text of the ‘Grand View’ submission (FOI 170702 Document 89)
Grand View submission supporting Toondah development
I wish to register my support for the Toondah Harbour Development Project, a project with established priority status by the QLD State Government & Redland City Council . I offer the following comments in support:
* it fits with the long term planning foresight for Southeast Queensland (SEQ) & the concept has been discussed for over four decades
* it is close to Brisbane International Airport……..only 30minutes away ……….and has a rail connection at Cleveland from Brisbane
* SEQ continues to be a major growth area with significant population increases in the nextdecades ( ref. Govt. Plan )
* it is a very desirable living area with agreeable climate & sea breezes…..” in Brisbane, live on a hill or on the Bay “.
* Moreton Bay is an extensive area of waterways & sub tropical islands, many of which are inhibited
* North Sradbroke Island is the “jewel in the crown” …….a tourism product of international significance, hindered by out of date access infrastructure
* with the phasing out of mining, it is essential to bring the access facilities & surrounds up to modern standards
* the harbour also needs to be complimented with accommodation, residential commercial & marina to make it attractive and viable
* the proposal is in a shallow tidal area on what appears to be a solid “ rock” base & reclamation would result in minimal disturbance
* Cleveland needs such a development to cope with the future population & tourism demands or be left behind
* this is a project of vision………it needs to be acted on now before it languishes like the 2nd Sydney airport & city roads
* we only need to look to the Wagner’s Toowoomba airport initiative to see how Toondah would be a catalyst for Straddie, the mainland & the Bay
* Dunwich harbour at Straddie also needs attention in the near future
[name redacted by RTI decision]
Grand View Hotel
[phone number redacted by RTI decision]
Fax: 07 3821 0511
23 May 2017
Other submissions about Walker Group’s EPBC referral
The Federal Government says that in response to Walker Group’s latest EPBC referral there were 1,419 submissions – 1,411 opposing and eight supporting the project.
Other submissions about Walker Group’s proposed Toondah project are discussed in these Redlands2030 stories: