Development Objection Mt Gravatt Summit Development
Team Leader East
Brisbane City Council
Re 185 Mt Gravatt
Road Mt Gravatt file 933251
The Brisbane Region Environment
Council objects to the proposed facilities on the top of Mt Gravatt Mountain at
185 Mt Gravatt
Road on the
- The lease site potentially
obstructs 60 degrees or one sixth of the vista from the Observation
Stand., which is contrary to the Public Interest. It potentially and
substantially hampers the integrity of the Vista.
- Trees had been cleared very
recently BY Council in this vicinity of Mount Gravatt Outlook Drive and it is likely that more demands
will be made for deleterious clearing in the Conservation Park for the proposed restaurant viewshed. This would be contrary to the public
- The proposal is inappropriate
affecting the solitude, serenity and sense of place, notwithstanding the mandatory
- It is also a precedent for
commercial development of the site as opposed to an Interpretive Centre
for this site. The site and the Mountain fits the
category of large or special Natural Area, Geological Monument and area of Cultural
- It is categorised as a “Spot
Rezoning, “ and takes up a large part of the .Public Open Space (Park) out of public use.
- This is a further attempt to
alienate Public Open Space without public interest tests, needs studies
and without abiding by Traditional Owner protocols.
- The siting of the structure
offends the scenic amenity. The approval of any further structures has
large constraints (viz Mt Cootha ) of moving such proposed sites out of
view of the principal observation stand , monuments and Primary Survey
- The scenic amenity evaluation ,
pioneered by BCC and Dr Robert Preston has not been applied in this
- The Commercial Impact
Assessment Planning Scheme Policy has not been applied to this proposal.
This involves a suite of studies not apparent in the D. A.
- The Public Consultation Policy
has not been applied in this case.
- Aspects of the requirements of
the Environmental Impact Study Policy are not evident.
- Potential Impacts on Flora and
Fauna (particularly nocturnal fauna) have not been adequately assessed.
E.g. Lights, noise rubbish , potential waste disposal leaching into the
Outlook Drive and the Conservation Park. Further the rehabilitation of the
Bushland /Parkland interface on the summit needs a management plan to rationalise future management weed
and rubbish removal
- The increased Traffic on the
Drive and potential parking takeup require
The Traffic Impacts and increased parking will have
deleterious impacts on Nature Conservation Values, Traditional Owner Cultural
Values and Catchment Values.
The Traffic impacts and other impacts include lights, speed,
roadkills, potential widenings , road runoff(new
study by BCC and Oceanics),The CEPTED and WHS & LAS requirements requiring undue hilltop vegetation
removal(firing) and hollow limb removal
The Application should be accordingly refused
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