Do not develop the Mount Gravatt green space (between Clough St and Middleton St). We want the Queensland Department of Education to:
1. seek alternative staff car parking arrangements for the school;
2. transfer the green space to the Brisbane City Council for designation as parkland for the whole community to enjoy.
The green space between Clough St and Middleton St has been used by local residents for generations as a safe place to have a family picnic, kick a footy, play with your dog and ride a bike. It is also a great place to wander through and watch our local wildlife as they use the 100 year old gum trees. The recent construction of units and townhouses in our local area has also significantly increased the use of this green space.
For our local community this is the only large, flat area of its kind, away from busy main roads that provides a safe place for our kids and pets to play.
The land is currently owned by the Department of Education, and is proposed to be developed into a 40-vehicle staff car park for the Nursery Road State Special School. This proposal will result in increased traffic through our narrow residential streets; the loss of green space and recreation area; and loss of old gums, vegetation and wildlife.
This green space is very important to our local community. Please support this petition and encourage the state and local governments to provide a solution that permanently protects this area from development, and ensures it remains a park for the Mount Gravatt community for generations to come.
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