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    Minister for Infrastructure and Planning
    The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe


    Minister for Infrastructure and Planning
    The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe

    Tuesday, July 06, 2010


    Interested community members are being invited to help shape the future of the Yeerongpilly Transit Oriented Development (TOD), Minister for Infrastructure and Planning Stirling Hinchliffe announced today.

    Mr Hinchliffe said residents could nominate to act as Community Planning Representatives (CPRs) and help guide the joint State Government and Brisbane City Council (BCC) initiative. BCC Mayor Campbell Newman said the TOD would be built on 14ha of Government-owned land near the Yeerongpilly train station and just 6km from the Brisbane CBD.

    TODs are mixed-use precincts built walking distance from public transport that allow people to live, work and play closer to central Brisbane with reduced reliance on cars.

    “We are seeking nominees from the local community to form a group of Community Planning Representatives (CPR) which will have input into plans for the future redevelopment of the Yeerongpilly TOD,” Mr Hinchliffe said.

    “We expect to see a membership of around 30 people who will be local residents, business representatives, landowners or community organisation representatives with direct links to, or knowledge of the area.

    “We want to see the community’s interests well represented. All nominations for Community Planning Representatives will be evaluated on the basis of the need for a representative cross-section of interests and experience from the local community.

    “Unfortunately the number of Community Planning Representatives is limited to ensure all who participate are able to provide meaningful input.’’

    Member for Yeerongpilly Simon Finn said newsletters containing project information and nomination and feedback forms had been sent to Yeerongpilly residents and businesses.

    “It’s important the people of Yeerongpilly are informed and involved,’’ Mr Finn said.

    “Those who wish to have their say and nominate as Community Planning Representatives can do so via these newsletters or online before nominations close at 5pm on Monday July 12.‘’

    For more than five years, the South East Queensland Regional Plan has identified that TODs in urban growth areas will help address population growth issues such as traffic congestion, housing affordability and the effects of climate change.

    The progression of the Yeerongpilly TOD is a key action from the Queensland Growth Management Summit held in March 2010.

    To register a nomination to join the Yeerongpilly CPR, visit and complete the online nomination form. For more information about TODs, visit:

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