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    Deputy Premier, Minister for Transport, Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister for Trade
    The Honourable Jackie Trad

    Proposed ‘call in’ for Cedar Woods development

    Deputy Premier, Minister for Transport, Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister for Trade
    The Honourable Jackie Trad

    Monday, March 02, 2015

    Proposed ‘call in’ for Cedar Woods development

    The Queensland Government will consider a ministerial ‘call in’ of the proposed Cedar Woods development at Upper Kedron in Brisbane.

    Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning Jackie Trad, said she was using her powers under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 to issue a proposed ‘call in’ notice for the Cedar Woods development application.

    “Today I have notified all parties – the developers and the community – that I am considering a ‘call-in’ for the proposed Cedar Woods development,” Ms Trad said.

    “This issue was raised during the election campaign with the community raising concerns around traffic impacts and whether the development is in accordance with Brisbane City Council’s planning scheme—City Plan 2014.

    “We made a commitment to listen to the community and this proposed call in notice will provide an opportunity for all stakeholders to have their say.

    “I want all parties to know that this decision will be made on planning merit not politics.

    “Brisbane City Council approved the development on 11 December 2014 which consists of 780 lots with the potential for 200 lots based on a future potential road connection to Ross Road.

    “The development is a significant subdivision on undeveloped and constrained land adjoining the Brisbane Forest Park.

    “For this reason, I consider that this development could potentially affect economic and environmental state interests of this part of the State.

    “I also note that council’s decision is a departure from its planning scheme, which was only adopted in 2014. 

    “As the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure, I want to ensure that there is an efficient, effective and accountable planning and development assessment system, which is also a state interest.

    “All relevant parties now have 20 business days to have their say on whether the development should be called in,” Ms Trad said.

    The closing date for submissions is 30 March 2015. The Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning is required to make a decision on whether to call in the development by 29 April 2015.

    To find out more visit: www.dsdip.qld.gov.au/cedarwoods For more information about ministerial call ins visit: http://www.dsdip.qld.gov.au/development-applications/ministerial-call-in.html

    Media contact:     Deputy Premier's Office    0424 671 781