THE Queensland Government this week announced that it has called-in the proposed Upper Kedron master planned community for re-assessment.
In making the decision, Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning, Jackie Trad, said the development needed to strike a careful balance.
"While Cedar Woods could potentially contribute $900 million to the Queensland economy and create up to 1,000 jobs during peak construction, we must balance that with genuine community concerns," Ms Trad said.
"I will reassess this development application to ensure the right balance is achieved for the environment, the economy and the concerns of the local communities.
"The proposed development involves state interests relating to the economy and environment, the South East Queensland Regional Plan 2009-2031, and ensuring that there is an efficient, effective and accountable planning and development assessment system," Ms Trad said.
"I want all parties to know that this decision will be made on planning merit not politics.
The site encompassing Brompton Road, Ross Road and Levitt Road, Upper Kedron, covers more than 226 hectares. The current plans propose that 40 per cent of the development will be for recreation and conservation purposes.
The Deputy Premier's decision on the called in development application will be due in late June 2015.
More information is available from the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning website at <http://dilgp.qld.gov.au/planning/development-assessment/ministerial-call-in.html>.