Re: An adjacent rezoning to our property problem.



Can you lobby for a buffer at the perimeter of the new development? T
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Hmmm .... "Smartplans" eh ... I dunno why people keep prefacing everything with "Smart". Usually turns out to be an abreviation of "smartarse", Tempting Providence etc. Here in Queensland we have a choice of licence plate one-liners: "Sunshine State" or "Smart State". 90% seem to go for the former, because at least its true :-)
Around here (significant growth area) there has been a reduction in development activity do to the global financial crisis. Downturns always seem to bring out the wackos ...

Good point.
The only public service that ever seems to work better the more people using it is reticulated sewerage - always provided that there's a treatment plant at the end with plenty of capacity. Nothing like that inthis proposal.
Any "sustainable communities" measures in place? Eg how far to hospitals, schools etc, any designated development fronts, priority infrastructure planning, premium, full-cost charging for out-of-sequence development? Any evidence of need? Would these be rural lots with a genuine productive potential or large homesites for privileged commuters? Do emergency and other community services have input or veto?

If they could be held to that, the project would probably not be viable. The objective is likely to be "get in, do the job and get out quick".
It all burnt off once - so is there future bushfire potential? Is the land regenerating?
Anything like EIA (environmental impact assessment) requirements ? If so, hammer it on environmental protection grounds.

Thing is, it could have the opposite effect :-(
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