The media story ‘State delays report on traffic, urban footprint at Shoreline site’ appearing In the Redland City Bulletin on 7 January 2015 and online 24 December 2014 makes reference to “a council-led public notification period” ending on November 28.
The article’s reference to “a council-led public notification period” is incorrect.
Council did not “lead the public notification” which was conducted solely by the applicant as required under the State’s Sustainable Planning Act and Regulation.
Council is responsible for providing an independent and objective assessment of development applications against the provision of the Redlands planning scheme and other relevant assessment criteria, as required by the State planning legislation. This assessment will have regard to the submissions received, again as required by the State planning legislation.
The suggestion that the public notification of this significant development proposal was “led by Council” may lead some readers to believe that Council is formally associated with the application, which it is not.
Over 800 properly made submissions were received during the public notification period and these will be taken into account in future assessment of the proposal by Council.