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To: Queensland Department of Education; Joe Kelly (State Member for Greenslopes); Brisbane City Council; Krista Adams (Local Councillor for Holland Park Ward)

Save the Mount Gravatt Green Space

Save the Mount Gravatt Green Space

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.

Contact us via email [email protected], or on our FaceBook page below.

The development proposal can be viewed on the QLD Government Website:
https://planning.dsdmip.qld.gov.au/planning/better-development/infrastructure-designations?source=consultations&noScroll=true

Why is this important?

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.


Reasons for signing

  • While the greenspace is important, I am concerned about the traffic hazard this will cause on Nursery Rd and Vanburgh Street. This will make this turning intersection extremely dangerous as it is over the crest of a hill. We have seen accidents here before. Vanburgh St is also narrow, so we will see this street have traffic chaos. I hope council has given thought to this before we see a major traffic accident or even a death occur if this car park goes ahead.
  • environmental and recreation purposes are more important use of this space
  • I love the Clough St green space - there are trees older than me, a cute little creek and lots of grass. I’d be saddened to see this space destroyed by a car park.

Updates

2020-05-17 15:22:43 +1000

On Friday an 18 month old koala wondered up from the Clough St green space into a neighboring property. Please see photos and our story on our FaceBook page.
https://www.facebook.com/Mt-Gravatt-Action-Group-Save-Clough-St-Green-Space-102244271326146/

2020-05-17 15:16:07 +1000

The formal consultation process for the development is now open. Please visit the link below and make a submission to stop the development of a car park over the Clough St green space.
https://planning.dsdmip.qld.gov.au/planning/better-development/infrastructure-designations?source=consultations&noScroll=true

2020-02-25 23:23:39 +1100

500 signatures reached

2020-02-11 06:36:16 +1100

100 signatures reached

2020-02-10 02:45:33 +1100

50 signatures reached

2020-02-09 11:57:49 +1100

25 signatures reached

2020-02-08 21:41:51 +1100

10 signatures reached