Over the past few weeks, dozens of Toowong locals have been emailing and calling my office to register their concerns over the proposed development at QASMT (Queensland Academy of Science, Maths and Technology). I shared their concerns about the destruction of the vegetation corridor on the south bank of the playing fields. I’m pleased to share with you all that this pressure has paid off, and the planners have decided to reduce the original car part from 169 to 109 parking spaces, and realign it so that it is within the existing gravel car park. Only 13 trees will now need to be removed, all of which will be offset with new plantings.
The planners made it abundantly clear that the habitat is being retained as a direct result of the vocal and constructive feedback from local residents and the Toowong Habitat Protection Group. Congratulations on a fantastic outcome! This is an excellent example of what meaningful community engagement can achieve.
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