The Brisbane City Council will be in court tomorrow (Monday June 24, 2019) defending its decision to stop a high-rise retirement village being built at Lota House.
The review is scheduled for 10am tomorrow, (June 24) in Court Room 33, Floor 8 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.
See details of the appeal to the Planning and Environment Court.
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.
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.
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:
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.