Final flood of golf course land objections

Published 12:01pm 2 June 2023

Final flood of golf course land objections
Words by Nick Crockford

Objections are reported to be flooding in today in the final hours for public submissions on plans to develop former North Lakes Resort Golf Club land.

A spokesperson for Save North Lakes Golf Course (SNLGC), which has fought proposal for five years, said the tally today “sailed past 3600” with the deadline at 11.59pm tonight (June 2).

This is already a record for public submissions to a development application lodged with Moreton Bay Regional Council.

Of those seen by Moreton Daily, the vast majority oppose The Village Retirement Group’s (TVRG) plans for a retirement village of up to 250 villas and an aged care facility with up to 120 beds.

It has been scaled back, removing a planned school, markets and shops, but SNLGC says an eight-hectare block, originally for the school, would be retained by TVRG.

TVRG is also proposing 46 hectares of the 68-hectare site, be handed back to Moreton Bay Regional Council to maintain as Eden Creek Parklands.

An online website has been set up asking “what types of ongoing recreation you’d like to see available once the parkland transfers to public ownership”.

Final flood of golf course land objections
North Lakes Resort Golf Club after it closed.

Objections to TVRG's plans include one by Mango Hill Progress Association (MHPA) listing the “detrimental effects on the local environment” and citing the development's distance from essential services, lack of close public transport and traffic issues".

MHPA's submission concludes the “commitment given in 1998 Mango Hill Infrastructure Development Control Plan is absolute and undeniable”.

There are also reports of an objection lodged by Stockland, the principal developer for North Lakes, which says the proposal is in “conflict with key components of the DCP (development control plan) and Planning Scheme”.

An objection is also reported to have been submitted on behalf of the Gubbi Gubbi Dyungungoo Group saying the plans would “permanently break the green linear park and wildlife corridor integral to the design of North Lakes”.

SNLGC, formed in 2018 to challenge TVRG's development plans, has held public meetings, and pop-up stalls in recent weeks urging residents to object to the plans.

The lobby group has also offered tips and links through its Facebook page and website for submissions.

All documents relating to this development application are available on MBRC’s DA Tracker website, which at the time of writing today was running to 418 pages.

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