16 September 2011

Sunshine coast mps gagged on growth

AN assault on the South-East Queensland Regional Plan by Sunshine Coast MPs was cut short in Parliament when the government used its numbers to kill off debate on Thursday night.

The planning scheme, which caters for a 75% growth in the Sunshine Coast’s population within 20 years, requires the council to make provision for 98,000 additional dwellings in that time, 61,500 in green field areas and 31,500 within existing urban communities.

The region’s State LNP representatives expressed outrage at the government’s failure to listen to feedback from existing residents concerned about the impact on the environment and the need to have infrastructure keep pace with growth.

From Page 12 of the Sunshine Coast Daily, Maroochydore, Queensland.  To read the full article go to the URL


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