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    Minister for Infrastructure and Planning
    The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe

    PLANNING CLAIMS BOGUS

    Minister for Infrastructure and Planning
    The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe

    Wednesday, January 13, 2010

    PLANNING CLAIMS BOGUS

    Minister for Infrastructure and Planning Stirling Hinchliffe said claims state planning stipulated that 60 20-storey high-rise buildings be built in Brisbane each year were false.

    "There is no requirement in state planning, legislation or policy for any specific number of 20-storey buildings, anywhere,'' Mr Hinchliffe said.

    “Brisbane City Council (BCC) remains the planning authority for Brisbane.

    “Contrary to opposition claims, we don’t believe councils plan to support disproportionate development.

    “Many new areas are being properly planned and developed to provide for population growth to 2031.

    “On December 18, the State Government provided five structure plans to three South East Queensland councils. These plans have the potential to provide in excess of 53,000 new homes when approved.’’

    Mr Hinchliffe said urban growth would be accommodated through existing and future infill opportunities and a variety of housing including separate dwellings, duplexes and multiple dwellings.

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