Lord Mayor Quirk: listen to Tarragindi locals

It's time for Lord Mayor Quirk and Cr Krista Adams to stand up and support Tarragindi locals.

The Brisbane City Council lead by Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has just recently approved a five storey high density development for the Tarragindi Bowls Club. This site off Andrew Avenue, Tarragindi was previously zoned low density sport and recreational land.

This is yet another example of the City Council not listening to the community given almost 2,000 residents have lodged written objections with Lord Mayor Quirk.

This development will set a dangerous development precedent for the character and liveability of Tarragindi into the future. It will now be easier for similar scale multi-unit high density developments to be approved by the LNP majority Council.

The new five storey development will also have severe and permanent impacts on all its neighbours including a range of community groups located in the area.

We reiterate this decision is not appropriate

It's time the Lord Mayor stood up for locals.

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  • signed 2018-02-19 20:23:55 +1000
    This is development is not appropriate for this area
  • signed via 2018-02-19 11:43:34 +1000
    We will continue to fight this totally Inappropriate development.
  • signed via 2018-02-19 11:08:04 +1000
  • signed 2018-02-19 09:21:10 +1000
    With the growth of Brisbane we also will need more sport and recreation land in future. Once land is lost to greedy development, it can never be reclaimed. Perhaps a grant could be found to return this land to the public for its proper purpose.
  • signed 2018-02-18 19:49:35 +1000
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  • signed 2018-02-17 16:50:08 +1000
    The community has expressed strong views and the council has disregarded them. Preserve suburban communities and green space for future generations.
  • signed via 2018-02-17 15:55:52 +1000
  • signed 2018-02-17 15:06:47 +1000
    I do not support the decision on the approval of a retirement village (6 story development) on Andrew Ave in Tarragindi. This development does not comply with the beauty of our close knit, residential community. Considering we are surrounded by suburbs, Holland Park , Annerley and Greenslopes that already have such high density developments I believe that Tarragindi should remain a sanctuary for families.
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  • signed via 2018-02-16 07:38:12 +1000
  • signed via 2018-02-15 20:27:54 +1000
  • signed 2018-02-15 17:21:19 +1000
  • signed 2018-02-15 15:23:36 +1000
  • signed 2018-02-15 12:19:49 +1000
  • signed 2018-02-15 11:54:13 +1000
    This will destroy the character of the region, and place significantly more strain on the surrounding infrastructure. The public transport alone is already inappropriate for the number of locals, and there is seemingly no plan to address this, nor the fact that it is not in keeping with the suburb’s character.
  • signed 2018-02-15 11:50:14 +1000
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  • signed 2018-02-15 08:47:59 +1000
  • signed 2018-02-15 08:33:22 +1000
    I acknowledged the application for 30 Andrew Ave has made significant changes to its design but this development is more about profit, than the needs of residents , a 5 storey development in this area is silly and unneeded and unwanted by the people of Tarragindi , Who settled in this Neighbourhood to get away from living in the shadow of developments like this. The council should think more about the services in the area before a development like this.
  • signed 2018-02-15 07:59:42 +1000
    I object strongly to the development from a point of:

    - overloading domestic roads, water supply, gas supply with another 95 residents to a current street of 60+ residents, effectively a 160% increase of population. (town planner fail by approving capacity of development)

    - polluting the green environment with up to 6 stories of building which by far exceeds the local requirement of 9.5m maximum height (low density living). (town planner fail by approving height of development)

    - Tarragindi is known for it’s leafy, tree lined streets and parks, of which the bowls club is one, this development will lead the way to more of these by setting a precedent for neighbouring suburbs. (town planner fail by approving environmental impact of development)

    - No consideration has been given to the additional runoff created by the development on the natural minor watercourse that runs through the Tarragindi recreational reserve. (town planner fail by approving environmental impact of development)

    - the traffic issues associated with effectively 95 residents, the support staff , the visitors, the family and all the other services required for maintenance and repair. -

    - Currently this is a domestic road with a speed limit of 50 which is currently ignored by most, this also means the street is not design to be more than double it’s current capacity. (town planner fail by approving access to development)

    - the water supply was recently maintained but instead of putting a larger main in they sleeved the current main which means there is even less capacity than there was before and now the development is going to almost double it’s utilisation (town planner fail by approving utility supply to development).

    - there are no shops, convenience stores, trains, or frequent public transport facilities nearby so the development will have to run a bus service to access these which again adds to the traffic issues that will be created by this development.

    - the residents were threatened that if we didn’t “take” this option, then we would have to put up with a townhouse development, BUT if it was a townhouse development, there would be:

    – Less population growth (can only fit a small number of townhouses in the area)

    – No issue with height (They are limited to 9.5m of height)

    – Less of an issue with traffic (less houses, but more internal parking)

    – Money earned stays in Australia (as opposed to Retire Australia being an overseas company).


    On the bowls club, Retire Australia is only using the bowls club as a lynch pin to gain access to the whole site. They will do to the bowls club what the bowls club have done to themselves, run it into the ground and then knock it down to claim the rest of the land to develop into more accommodation. There are no “rules” to stop them doing this. The current bowls club has been approached many times to help bring it back into the black but the end goal has always been to on sell to the highest bidder.
  • signed via 2018-02-14 23:36:54 +1000
    This is just out of place for the area and should not be approved .

    Tarragindi is a leafy suburban area with parklands for families..

    Build dulpexes but no highrise…
  • signed 2018-02-14 19:27:21 +1000
    We want to keep our suburb free of these crazy, money grabbing developments. Once one unit complex like this is allowed by Council it will open the door for many others – just look at Coorparoo, Moorooka, Annerley, etc – Traffic problems, congestion, lack of parking, lack of services to cater for rapid population growth, destruction of natural environment, and the list goes on.
  • signed 2018-02-14 18:37:33 +1000
    Cr Krista Adams stated in a letter to me dated 15th March 2016 and I quote

    “I want to assure the community I do not support the current development proposals on the site-as I recently outlined in the City South News” end of quote.

    The current proposal has not changed as there are still 94 units and only 66 resident car parks. Also the entrance under the current proposal is only 5.25 metres wide which doesn’t,t comply with council regulations.

    As a long time resident of 52 years and able to see the existing 3 storey Tarragindi bowls club from my back deck, I am vehemently opposed to this

    development. This proposal is not aged care or retirement units as majority of people purchasing these units will still be working.

    It would be wise for the council to check vacant units at the following:

    Aveo Durack

    Brooklands Sunnybank

    Green leaves Upper Mt Gravatt
  • signed 2018-02-14 17:53:39 +1000
  • signed 2018-02-14 17:07:13 +1000
  • signed 2018-02-14 16:01:52 +1000
    this Over development of the character suburbs has to end,Sydney and Melbourne have preserved the beauty and history of the inner suburbs and yet Brisbane will be a postcard in time as we will have no character or timber homes preserved if current council have their way.


    I moved my Family from Annerley due to LMR re- zoning right next door, to beautiful Tarragindi to avoid this type of over development.


    This long standing council needs a real opposition to preserve Brisbane and her lovely character neighbourhoods and send the development to the outer corridors.
  • signed 2018-02-14 15:30:06 +1000
  • signed 2018-02-14 14:52:13 +1000
    GRAHAM RICHARDSON
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