Our place, your say: draft Moreton Bay Infrastructure Plan open for community feedback
Moreton Bay Regional Council is encouraging local residents to have their say and help shape the region’s future transport, stormwater and community infrastructure with community consultation now open for the draft Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP).
For seven weeks until Wednesday, December 21, residents will be able to provide feedback on the proposed LGIP, which outlines council’s vision for vital trunk services including new roads, stormwater drains and open spaces that will benefit the region’s growing community.
Moreton Bay Regional Council Mayor Allan Sutherland said with the region’s population expected to be greater than 620,000 by 2031, the draft LGIP was an important instrument to help guide growth and balance both the current and future needs of the Moreton Bay Region.
“Council’s essential trunk infrastructure can be divided into three components: transport, stormwater and community facilities, and as the Moreton Bay Region continues to grow, it is important that we plan for and review these services through documents like the draft LGIP,” Mayor Sutherland said.
“Working with the community is an important step in getting the balance right, and this consultation period allows us to do just that.
“The LGIP will replace the Priority Infrastructure Plan (PIP) in council’s planning scheme to align with State Government requirements. It incorporates many of the PIP’s elements that were consulted on during the draft planning scheme, while also taking into account our region’s projected economic, population and employment growth.
“Once finalised, the proposed LGIP will act as a platform for council and the community to deliver a well-planned trunk infrastructure program and will form the overarching document that outlines where such infrastructure will be delivered, when it will be delivered and how it will be delivered.”
Council’s Planning and Development Spokesperson Councillor Mick Gillam said there were a number of ways residents could view the proposed LGIP.
“Accessing the draft LGIP is as easy as visiting yoursay.moretonbay.qld.gov.au or dropping into one of council’s three customer service centres during the consultation period,” Cr Gillam said.
“The website and customer service centres will have the plan in its entirety for you to peruse, as well as associated documents and supporting maps.
“During the consultation period, you can also call council’s planning advice line on 5433 3496 from 8.30am to 5pm to talk to directly to planning staff.
“From there you can submit your feedback in a number of ways including online on council’s website, via email, mail or by handing your written submissions into any of council’s customer service centres.
“Following the consultation period, council will consider all properly made submissions before lodging the proposed LGIP for State Government review.”
Mayor Sutherland said the proposed LGIP formed part of council’s living framework approach to the region’s planning scheme and would help to ensure the scheme remains contemporary and adaptable to the ever-changing needs of the community.
“As part of council’s planning scheme, it shapes how we want to see our region develop and that the right development occurs in the right places,” Mayor Sutherland said.
To find out more about the draft Local Government Infrastructure Plan and how you can have your say visit yoursay.moretonbay.qld.gov.au