THE state government has called for comment on a proposal to put house lots on Moores Road, on the edge of the Weinam Creek priority development area.
Redland City Council’s investment arm, the Redland Investment Corporation has applied for nine house lots fronting Moores Road and a one-hectare lot, that has been earmarked for medium-density development.
The nine residential lots range from 400 square metres to 502 square metres, according to the application.
The PDA falls under the state government body Economic Development Queensland.
“The construction of stage one is expected to commence from February 2019, following development application assessment and approval,” the website said.
“Stage one includes ground-level car parks and the footbridge and site preparation for future residential dwellings including nine house lots fronting Moores Road and a one-hectare super lot.”
Residents living near the old Moores farm site have objected to a car park on the land, saying that it will devalue their homes, be an eyesore and attract criminals.
The Weinam Creek PDA was declared by the state government in 2013.
Designs for the area were presented by Walker Group Holdings to council in 2015 but in May last year council announced that it would proceed on its own.
Council released a master plan in June that shows pedestrian and cycle ways, car parks, a new boat ramp, improved drop-off and storage facilities for island residents and visitors, and a mix of residential and retail spaces like cafes, restaurants and potential for a medical precinct.
Details of the application are on the Queensland government website at dsdmip.qld.gov.au/edq/priority-development-area-development-applications.html.
The deadline for comment on the house lots is February 11.
Written submissions can be made to Economic Development Queensland by email to email@example.com or hand delivered to EDQ Development Assessment, Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, 1 William Street, Brisbane QLD 4000.
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