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BREC calls for rethink on Springfield-Ripley Road Corridor

The Brisbane Region Environment Council(BREC) calls on State and Local authorities to rethink the announced Springfield to Ripley road corridor. BREC believes the current proposals have failed to adequately consider the conservation, cultural heritage and potential ribbon development impacts of the announced road.

The proposed routes will go through regional significant bushland and significant cultural areas in an absolutely critical nature conservation corridor.

The desktop studies done too date have been inadequate.

BREC believes that this road will entrench innapropriate urban growth in a regional significant openspace corirdor.

BREC recommendations for the road EIS are:

The Stage 4 EIS should be held up until


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Additional BREC initial comments on the existing Stage 1,2 & 3 reports

The needs survey in Stage 1 summarised future need.

However

 


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The figures of another 70,000 pop increase by 2031 lacks the support of referenced studies. This may be feasible with the selection of route C, but only 3000 —4000 ha plus Springfield hectares may be unconstrained. This does not give a required population and gives a bad signal for unwanted satellite towns of 30,000 plus elsewhere.getting a free road.

However the situation pre empts SEQ2021 which is electing to put only 200,000 in the western corridor by 2021.

The land use budget of unconstrained undeveloped land is not readily apparent in the documents

The lack of a definitive figure for unconstrained land is strongly visible in the wide amplitude of the chosen route "C" corridor and the listing of unquantified constraints not used in route selection in 3 chpt. 2.1.1 page 9 .

However in the next paragraph it is stated they were used "in the overall analysis in Stage 3

By deduction , the apparent desktop studies fall down in

10,000 hectares or less is needed for 100,000 pop. where shared regional services could be laminated . This would take up half the"western corridor " specified by regional planners


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The Stage 4 EIS should be held up until


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