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What is planned for the Beams Road rail overpass?
The Carseldine Urban Village is not dependent on the provision of a future Beams Road overpass. Based on sound technical advice received on possible overpass layouts, adequate space in the form of an investigation area has been provided in the master plan, which was granted preliminary approved in November 2018.
For further information on the provision of a future Beams Road Overpass please contact the Department of Transport and Main Roads directly at www.tmr.qld.gov.au.
Will the parking used by Department of Transport and Main Roads staff be impacted?
No existing Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) staff parking will be impacted by the construction of Carseldine Urban Village. Economic Development Queensland will ensure access to the TMR designated staff parking will remain open at all times, during construction of current and future stages of the development.
For the community engagement workshops, why did you have self nominated and recruited sessions?
Four self-nominated community sessions and one recruited community session were held, with a total of 95 attendees. 73 people attended the self-nominated sessions, and included significant representation of people had lived in the area for more than 10 years and were aged between 35-44 years and 55-74 years. Unfortunately very few young adults and young families (20-34 years), older families with teenage children (45-55 years), people with multicultural backgrounds and single-person households, nominated to be involved and have their say. To ensure the views of as many community cohorts as possible where heard, a recruited local community session of 22 participants targeting the household gaps identified was held. A separate recruited cohort of 14 participants included a group of potential future residents that focused on housing typology.
Will development of Carseldine Urban Village affect the koalas?
Mapping by the Commonwealth Department of Environment and Energy of koala habitat in South East Queensland shows that the Carseldine Urban Village site is rated ‘generally not suitable’, this means it is not considered to contain habitat critical to the survival of the koala.
The endangered regional ecosystem onsite commonly known as ‘scribbly gum woodlands on tertiary surfaces’ is highly valued within its natural range and provides habitat for threatened wildlife including koala and wallum froglet. The total area of this particular regional ecosystem within Carseldine Urban Village is less than 0.01% of its current remnant extent, with the most significant tracts located in coastal protected areas further north.
During field surveys in December 2016 by Biodiversity Assessment and Management (BAAM), when preparing the flora and fauna assessment, no evidence of koalas or koala scats were observed nor during previous surveys in 2009 and 2011 due to the significant barriers for access, such as major roadways and high density residential areas in the greater area.
Mapping by the Commonwealth Department of Environment and Energy of koala habitat in South East Queensland shows that the Carseldine Urban Village site is rated ‘generally not suitable’, this means it is not considered to contain habitat critical to the survival of the koala. During field surveys in December 2016 by Biodiversity Assessment and Management (BAAM), when preparing the flora and fauna assessment, no evidence of koalas or koala scats were observed nor during previous surveys in 2009 and 2011 due to the significant barriers for access, such as major roadways and high density residential areas in the greater area.
What will remain on site?
The Government office precinct (with approximately 900 workers), C&K child care, Carseldine Markets, QUT research facility and 75% of the existing bushland will remain.
Who is the contact for development
Within a Priority Development Area, Economic Development Queensland acts as the consent authority to assess development applications in consultation with Brisbane City Council.
What about local flooding issues?
A site wide stormwater management plan was prepared in April 2018 and lodged as part of the development application for the Masterplan and Stage 1, approved in November 2018. This plan recommends measures to ensure there is no material increase in flood levels or flood hazard on upstream, downstream or adjacent properties. The stormwater management plan will be reviewed, updated and lodged with each subsequent Stage development application.
What about traffic issues?
Traffic assessment reports were undertaken in both 2010 and 2011 in conjunction with the Fitzgibbon PDA development scheme amendment which is the overarching plan for the site.
A whole-of-site traffic impact assessment was completed in May 2018 and lodged as part of the first development application for Carseldine Urban Village, approved in November 2018. The assessment addressed the proposed internal road layout and impacts on existing external roads, including recommendations for external intersection upgrades.
Any proposed upgrades to external roads and intersections will be subject to discussion between EDQ and Brisbane City Council.
How will land be sold?
Expressions of Interests (EOI) for development parcels will be released to the market. Successful development companies and/or building groups will then advertise their various commercial, retail and/or residential product for sale to future residents and business owners. EOIs must focus on community objectives relating to housing diversity, innovation, work from home opportunities and retail and commercial centres for job creation. The process is currently being refined and details will be available in the coming months.
How can I stay informed about the project?
Register your interest in the project to receive regular community newsletters and stay informed on progress.
What is happening on the Dorville Road side of Carseldine Urban Village?
While the approved PDA allows for development to occur along the western side of the site fronting Dorville Road, the Government has decided to exclude it from the master plan for the site. Palaszczuk Government policy is to refrain from developing the western side of the site. Any change to this policy would be subject to the required development application and public notification process.
What sporting facilities will be delivered in stage S?
The approved stage S will result in the same number of sports fields which includes, three soccer fields, two grass volleyball courts, a turf cricket pitch and practice nets and two tennis/basketball courts.The new precinct will offer a range of activities and expand uses that will benefit the wider community such as: BBQs, shade and seating, children’s playground, exercise equipment, a new amenities block and over 120 new carparks.
The stage S development application was sent to referral agencies for
comment and as a result, the proposed encroachment into the future busway
corridor south of the sporting precinct was rejected. This meant EDQ was
required to reconfigure the layout that was originally submitted for assessment.
When will the new sport and recreation precinct works start? When will it be finished?
It is anticipated that construction of the new precinct will start in late 2018 and open to the public in mid 2019. The civil contractor appointed for the work is BMD Constructions.
What are the number of homes expected as the master plan says 606?
EDQ is seeking approval for a maximum 606 dwellings under the development application.As further development is allowable under the Fitzgibbon Priority Development Area Development Scheme, ‘up to 900 homes’ will remain in the development scheme.
Will there be any road changes because of the new development?
Yes, there are three external intersections proposed to be upgraded along with the Stage 1 works:
1. Zillmere & Dorville Road intersection,
2. Beams & Dorville Road round-about,
3. Signalising the park and ride access at the Carseldine train station.
Stage 1 includes upgrading the Beams Road and Balcara Avenue intersection to a four-way intersection along with a second road off Beams Road to allow undisrupted access to the Department of Transport and Main Roads customer service office during construction of Stage 3 in the long term and will centralise disruption on Beams Road to only Stage 1, in the short term. There will also be a future intersection on Dorville Road to replace Gate 3.
How do I have my say on the proposed development?
For those who don’t have access to the internet, EDQ will have printed copies of the application for review at two sessions:
· Thursday 21 June, 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm
· Saturday 23 June, 10.00 am to 12.00 pm
Regarding the sessions, please note:
· There will not be additional information available at the sessions, it is the same information as available online.
· Submissions cannot be made at the sessions, but you can get information on how to make a submission (see also below).
· There will not be an Assessment Officer in attendance however project team members will be available for general questions.
Typically a 20 business day public notification period is the standard that applies to any development application.However, in response to community feedback, EDQ has nominated an additional 10 days allowing the community a total of 30 business days to make a submission. The formal public notification period will not commence until after the information sessions have been held.
You can view the document on how to make a submission on the DSDMIP The notification period will not commence until after the information sessions have been held.
How much bushland is being retained?
EDQ has committed to retaining approximately 75% of the existing bushland.