1421 Ipswich Rd Rocklea QLD 4106

Medium Impact Industry

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website 30 days ago. It was received by them 1 day earlier.

(Source: Brisbane City Council, reference A005327607)

11 Comments

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  1. Maureen Young commented

    I object to the opening of yet another car wrecking business in my area. The area is flood prone. The waterways form part of the Oxley Creek Catchment. Oxley creek already has some of the poorest quality water in Brisbane due to the historical industrial activities in the area. I have heard that many of the wrecked cars are being imported from South East Asia. I think that importing wrecked cars and dumping them on cheap flood prone land is unsustainable. Industries in my area have a poor track record for environmental responsibility. More and more residential properties are being built in Rocklea. Car wrecking yards do not contribute to the amenity of local residents. We already have problems with pollution, dumped cars, hooning and anti-social behaviour. We don't want more car yards, and we certainly don't need them.

  2. Rebecca Starr commented

    No more wrecking yards. This is where I live! Can’t Rocklea move forward with ideas like the Archerfield Wetlands instead of creating another polluted space we all have to endure?

  3. Jason Anderson commented

    Already to many of these dodgy business's in the area, bringing EVERYONE'S values down. How about a bit of public consultation about how or if a business of this type should be set up and presented. How about these business's before the government carelessly allow them to open there doors, or for existing ones who haven't been forced to close there doors contribute to the area that they are denigrating.
    If we don't know they are being good guys and contributing to our community then I'm sorry but they have to be classed as bad guys, and that just attracts more bad guys in to our community. For example the burn out marks outside of the old Gills Timber and Hardware, now it's an unmarked suspect looking car scrap business and its either the boys who work there or one of there customers? Not a great look for our community.

  4. Lynette Rohde commented

    Rocklea does not need another metal recycling place. We have too many as it is and they are all too close to the waterways which are being polluted. When are we as a community going to be valued like our neighbouring suburbs.. it's not right.

  5. ALLAN CLARK-JONES commented

    The B.C.C. has allowed this car wreckers to operate without any Development Approval for years now even though we complained about them. This land is on the creek which floods when it rains these car yards are full of oil and broken glass which will end in the creek.The Council should have closed them down when first notified as well as the other wreckers that I complained about who still don't have approvals. Get the wreckers away from the creeks .

  6. Jo Clark-Jones commented

    No more wreckers in Rocklea, please. There are trucks with broken cars in pieces going through our beautiful little suburb all day, leaving broken glass on the roads. Our suburb is on a creek and subject to flooding. When it does eventually rain again broken glass, oil and god only knows what else will run into the creek. I understand you don’t care about our home but we do. No more wreckers and get rid of the existing ones!

  7. Tyler brown commented

    Hi do not think that a wrecking yard would be acceptable in that location, Area can flood and do not need any chemical run off getting in the water way.
    The area already has far too many of these businesses, and there has already been problems with cars falling off trucks on train lines ect

  8. Navdita Smith commented

    We object to another car wreckers being opened up in Rocklea. This is our young family home and neighbourhood. Rocklea is starting to grow with more young families moving into the area. This business will cause more noise and unsafe areas for our children from the chemicals. Rocklea has already been damaged by the 2011 Floods and we do not need more reason for the area to be seen as a dump yard.

    There is already a cheap car yard next to the Mega Fuel (which has closed down) and this causes blindspots for being able to turn onto the Ipswich Service Road. A car wreckers already exist further down.

    If this does go ahead I will make a further complaint to Council.

  9. John H commented

    I concur with these comments here. Not sure how council can approve these places considering they flood. The wreckers at the corner of Elmes and Ipswich Road was last under a metre of water 2 years ago.

    How about reducing these commercial properties and re zone the into apartments using the current flood zoning requirements.

    Rocklea is close to the city and also that area is close to public transport.

    It would be nice to see this area grow in a positive way. This isn’t the way I want to see my suburb move forward. As others said it is an eye soar and risk of pollution during localised flood is too great.

  10. Karen Davison commented

    I am in total agreement with everyone who is responding here, and strongly believe that Rocklea is being ignored by BCC as having a need to be renewed, like the other local suburbs (for example, as reported in the council's 'Living in Brisbane' mailout that Darra and Sunnybank are being renewed; but there are others, just go into Moorooka Ward Office and you'll locate a pamphlet on the front desk that speaks to other local suburbs also being renewed). I suspect that the reason is that BCC considers that it only consists of the Rocklea Markets and the largely industrial area, yet ignores the residents' needs. One only has to compare what is happening in Rocklea, with the ongoing car wreckers (who call themselves "Metal Recovery businesses", per this application), and the ever-increasing trucking traffic (which, as an aside, are not compliant with Dept Transport & Main Roads (TMR) endorsed B-Double trucking hours on Sherwood Road - I have made many logs and complaints, but it continues as if I made no complaint - go figure, it seems our needs are also ignored by TMR!).

    Rocklea residents are subjected to many issues that continue to be 'played' by the local negative impacting businesses and are non-complaint with the Planning Act 2016, and consistently increasing in our local streets often opposite sensitive zoning (that is, our residential homes) - therefore a continuance of weakening our lifestyle. These businesses are often recalcitrant and display NO concern whatsoever of any negative impacts, and chose to remain ignorant of same on their neighbourhood. Just bury their head in the sand and hire lawyers to keep the 'game' going. In other words, they work the system to get around BCC who are frustratingly slow-moving and non-proactive, which only serves to enable the negative impact businesses to increase their horrific threats on the environment and on the resident's wellbeing.

    Planning Alerts indicate that they pass on our comments posted here in this forum, however, there is also the BCC PDOnline system where you/we all can submit our concerns and is directly visible to the BCC officer in charge of the Development Application (DA) no. A005327607. Therefore, I do strongly suggest to also please submit your comments and highly valid concerns via this link & click "Lodge Submission" - and to do so before BCC retract the ability to submit on this particular DA (may have to copy the following & paste it into a web browser): https://pdonline.brisbane.qld.gov.au/masterviewUI/modules/ApplicationMaster/default.aspx?page=wrapper&key=A005327607

    I am a very concerned local Rocklea resident and have been dealing with a long-standing and extremely frustrating issue (due to constant delays by the businesses due to their arrogance and their hired (disgustingly behaved) legal representatives) concerning my local street since November 2016, hence my reasons for these comments. These businesses' strategies are (1) set up shop, do what they want (2) wait for a complaint (3) play the system. In the meantime, they are happily rolling along doing whatever they want and making the money they want. There is no other concern demonstrated, definitely no such thing as justice. I also strongly doubt if they will ever eventually be fined by BCC and if they do, the ones who suffer, the residents, will certainly not receive any compensation.

  11. David C Toth commented

    The wreckers in the old Gills Timber yard need to be removed as its a eyesore, everytime we walk past there its smells of petrol and always broken glass on the road. This is also a flood zone and when it comes all this pollution will wash straight into our creek system. There is also another wreckers on the other side of the Rocklea train station which will have the same pollution problems when it rains or floods. The council needs to act fast and remove these business' ASAP.
    Also these business' run their trucks through Rocklea with cars pilled 3 high tied down with just ropes with bits and pieces falling off everywhere. We have also seen one have a wrecked car fall off on the train crossing in Rocklea, Health & Safety doesnt exsist.

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