The Brisbane City Council is now in court defending its decision to stop a high-rise retirement village being built at Lota House.
See details of the appeal to the Planning and Environment Court.
Sign the Petition
Sign the petition supporting the council and urging it to fully defend the appeal. Ask your friends and neighbours to sign. We don’t want Village Retirement Group and their lawyers deciding what should be built in our community.
Support the council in court
The next court review is scheduled for June 24, 2019 at the law courts complex, 415 George Street, Brisbane city.
This will be a one-hour hearing to decide whether the council can have leave to present additional grounds for rejecting the appeal. The review will be before Judge Michael Williamson.
We need your support to go along and show the council and the court that the community is still opposed to high-rise at Lota House.
If we can fill the gallery each time there is a hearing, we can convince the council that we want them to keep fighting on our behalf. The court will be encouraging Village Retirement Group and council lawyers to come up with a compromise plan for development at Lota House. That could mean high rise goes ahead.
See court details
Dates and times of court hearings can change. These are published in the court list the business day before the scheduled review.
Check the court list on Friday, June 21, 2019.
Scroll down until you find the Planning and Environment Court and look for Village Retirement Group V Brisbane City Council. You will see details of the courtroom and the time the review starts.
Contact the politicians
The Village Retirement Group application required that the State government provide heritage and impact assessment comments. Despite publicly opposing the development, the state approved it and in doing so, ignored more than 150 public submissions against the application.
Write to the State Development and Planning Minister, Cameron Dick Tell him you are dissatisfied with the State’s actions.
Write to our local member, Joan Pease. Joan Pease publicly opposed the application. Ask her to convey your disappointment to the State Government offices that approved the application.
Urge the council to keep fighting on our behalf. Write to:
Anglicare and Village Retirement Group want to build 103 units in six storey towers at heritage listed Lota house. The community supports more aged care beds. We do not support upmarket high-rise.
Please contact BAG if you have any further questions. We will keep you up to date with emails as the court case proceeds. And we urge you to sign the petition and attend court hearings whenever you can to make sure the community continues to be heard.