Toxic Pressure on Planning

A review into the toxic culture of the Moreton Bay Region Council has been spun into a reason for a new growth management strategy planning for more and more development.

Our Council should plan for growth with protecting and enhancing lifestyles and the environment in mind not because of developer pressure.

What sort of a message does it send and what has Council actually learnt for the toxic culture review process.

It seems to me that Counicl still believes that everyone hates their boss and everything is really just about another reason for more and more development.

Some of the most significant planning work required to be undertaken in our region has been identified from a $144,000 consultants report into the toxic culture of Council.

MBRC has identified the following expansion areas which are either recognised in ShapingSEQ and planned for in the MBRC Planning Scheme or are coming under pressure to be developed for further residential development.

Emerging Community Areas – areas included in the Emerging community zone under the current MBRC Planning Scheme:

• Caboolture West

• Morayfield South

• Narangba East

• Burpengary East

• Joyner (South)

Investigation Areas – areas identified as investigation areas in the Strategic Framework in the current MBRC Planning Scheme:

• Warner

• Wamuran

• Pine Valley

• Elimbah North

Other/Conversion Areas – areas identified for non- residential purposes in the current MBRC Planning Scheme, with landowner interest to change the land use to primarily residential:

• Elimbah East

• North East Business Park (Mixed Industry and

Business Area (MIBA))

• North Harbour (Marina)

After 12 years this Council has failed to keep pace with growth and it’s failed to plan for future growth because it sat back and permitted a development at any cost approach to planning.

Our region simply can’t afford more of the same.

We’re under 5 months out from the next election.

Our best days are still ahead of us.


Toxic Pressure on Planning