You can join me in calling for the Deputy Premier to take a stand against this the 999 Stanley St Service Station Approval by sending your version of this letter to [email protected]
23 August 2021
Hon Dr Steven Miles MP
Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning
Via email: [email protected]
Dear Dr Miles,
I am writing to you to request that you use your ministerial call in powers to reassess and issue a decision notice refusing development application (A005591790) at 999 Stanley St, East Brisbane, lodged by applicant Start Property Holdings Pty Ltd, under sections 102 - 106 of the Planning Act 2016.
This application pertains to relevant state interests, as it is defined under the Act as being “an economic or environmental interest of the State or part of the State”.
The proposed development is for a service station on a site within the Norman Creek Catchment flood zone. In heavy rain events, this will potentially result in dangerous, toxic runoff into Norman Creek which in turn feeds into Brisbane River. Norman Creek is of vital environmental interest to the State, and is a valued asset to East Brisbane and surrounds.
Any toxic runoff from the proposed development may not be compliant with outcomes of the State Planning Policy, under State interest - water quality:
“All of the following state interest policies must be appropriately integrated in planning and development outcomes, where relevant.
(1) Development facilitates the protection or enhancement of environmental values and the achievement of water quality objectives for Queensland waters. . .
(3)Development is located, designed, constructed and operated to avoid or minimise adverse impacts on environmental values of receiving waters arising from: (a) altered stormwater quality and hydrology (b) waste water (other than contaminated stormwater and sewage)”
I would also note that toxic runoff as a result of the proposed development is not compliant State Planning Policy, under State interest - emissions and hazardous activities, where:
“All of the following state interest policies must be appropriately integrated in planning and development outcomes, where relevant. Protection from emissions and hazardous activities:
1) Industrial development . . . are located, designed and managed to avoid or mitigate adverse impacts of emissions on sensitive land uses and the natural environment.
(2) Activities involving the use, storage and disposal of hazardous materials and prescribed hazardous chemicals, dangerous goods, and flammable or combustible substances are located and managed to minimise the health and safety risks to communities and individuals.”
I would ask that you consider the over 300 public submissions (accessible here) in opposition to the proposed development, and refuse this application through call in.
Please do not hesitate to contact my office on 3724 9100 if you would like to discuss this matter in more detail.
Member for South Brisbane