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Last chance for residents to have their say on draft new City Plan

11 July, 2013

Last chance for residents to have their say on draft new City Plan

Brisbane City Council is reminding residents that public consultation for the draft new City Plan closes this month, with residents having until midnight on Tuesday 30 July to have their say and help shape the future of Brisbane.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said everyone who lived and worked in Brisbane had a role to play in managing the city’s growth, and urged people to get involved.

“This is a chance for residents to play a proactive role in what is arguably the most important strategic planning document to be developed in Brisbane in more than a decade,” Cr Quirk said.

“The draft new City Plan will be responsible for guiding all planning and development in Brisbane going forward - by outlining what can be built where, what infrastructure will support development and how our city’s biodiversity, heritage and way of life are protected.

“So, it’s important residents take the opportunity to learn more about the plan and play a role in its development, and this is why we are providing five, one-day Information Kiosks and two “Talk to a Planner” sessions at City Hall in July.”

Brisbane CBD draft new City Plan Staffed Information Sessions
Address: City Hall - enter via King George Square, Brisbane City.
Date and time: Monday 15 July to Friday 19 July from 9am to 4pm.

Address: Brisbane Square Library, 266 George Street, Brisbane City.
Date and time: Monday 29 July from 9am to 4pm.

Brisbane CBD draft new City Plan Talk to a Planner Sessions
Address: City Hall, Sherwood Room - enter via Ann Street, Brisbane City.
Date and time: Wednesday 24 July 12noon to 2pm and 4pm to 6pm.

Cr Quirk said the sessions would enable residents to find out more about the plan and how to make a submission.

“Community consultation is an important part of the planning process and Council has doubled the statutory feedback period to sixty business days and hosted dozens of consultation sessions throughout this period to give people opportunity to comment,” he said.

“We have provided an opportunity throughout this period for residents to have their say and since early February have undertaken more than 70 Information Kiosks and 14 “Talk to a Planner” sessions.

“While we have taken every opportunity to take consultation out to the people in the suburbs, this last month of information sessions at City Hall will give all residents an extra chance to drop in and have their say and I encourage everyone to be a part of shaping our future.”

Cr Quirk said no appointments were necessary for the Information Kiosks but encouraged residents to pre-register their attendance for the “Talk to a Planner” sessions by phoning (07) 3403 8060.

A copy of the draft plan with interactive and easy-to-use mapping is available to view on Council’s website, and key sections on the draft new City Plan webpage including the introduction section, the timeline and details on how to submit feedback are presented in traditional Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and Arabic.
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Residents will have until midnight on Tuesday, 30 July to comment on the draft plan by making a formal written submission to Council online, via email or post. Once all feedback has been taken into consideration, the draft plan will be revised accordingly and then be sent back to the Queensland Government for final review.

For information on the draft new City Plan or to submit your feedback visit: www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/newcityplan, email: newcityplan@brisbane.qld.gov.au or phone: (07) 3403 8888, contact us on Facebook at facebook.com/BrisbaneCityCouncil or Twitter at twitter.com/brisbanecityqld.

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