A win for local waterway corridor, TriCare application rejected

We are very happy to announce that there’s been a win for the community, waterway corridor and wildlife surrounding Salvin Creek, with the blocking of TriCare’s controversial development application at 880 Creek Road, Carina Heights.


Koala at Salvin Creek

Koala at Salvin Creek, Carina Heights. Photo credit: Tracey Ashley (local resident and real estate agent)

On September 2nd, 2016 TriCare lodged a new application (A004470663), in addition to its existing development plans. B4C was not opposing the original development. TriCare was submitting the additional application as a so-called ‘permissible change’.

TriCare wanted Brisbane City Council to drop the Environmental Protection Area designation and allow a private bowling green, along with built infrastructure.

Read more background on the situation here, here and here.

B4C and Friends of Salvin Creek asked concerned residents to contact Cr Ian Mackenzie of Coorparoo Ward or Julian Simmonds, Chairman of City Planning, with emails and letters of objection.

We also started a petition which obtained 547 signatures and hired a professional planning company to assist the objection.

Bulimba Creek Catchment Manager Wayne Cameron is very thankful for the support shown by the community to fight what would have been a devastating development for the waterway corridor and the community.

“Support of our waterways and wildlife, in this case by the community, will also determine the quality of life in Brisbane,” Wayne says.

Friends of Salvin Creek

Friends of Salvin Creek bushcare group undertaking rehabilitation work at Salvin Creek, next to 880 Creek Rd, Carina Heights

“A battle has been won, but the war could continue for Salvin Creek. TriCare can appeal this decision in court or even compile a completely new development application.

“It is hoped they can see what Council and the community identified – an attempt to maximise their development value by taking too much from the environment and the community that cares for it.”

The strong opposition and outcome illustrates that we always need the community’s support and your voice makes a difference on matters such as this.

Thank you.

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