44 Tibbits Street, Bundamba QLD 4304

Reconfiguring a Lot - One (1) Lot into Seventeen (17) Lots

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

(Source: Ipswich City Council, reference 19955/2021/RAL)

11 Comments

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  1. Aaron Schreder commented

    This area has already had a large number of eatablished trees cleared meaning a significant amount of wildlife have less places to live. Was there approval for these trees to be cleared? I understand that this is underground mining land so it is unfit for developing. Is this correct? Thanks.

  2. Krystal Gollan commented

    To whom it may concern,

    We live at 10 Braeside road Bundamba and our block backs on to this site. We have watched with out any notice an enormous number of established trees stripped to the ground. The effect on the wildlife in the area has been devastating to watch. We were informed when purchasing our home that this block would never be developed on due to under ground mining. The thought of the noise and disturbance to the area with countless houses built in this block is causing much stress and anxiety to all residents that back on snd live around this block.
    Please consider doing what it right for the area and not allow these developers to destroy our natural surroundings any further.
    Kind Regards
    Krystal Gollan

  3. Ben Robertson commented

    I have seen the proposed planning for this area. I can't see how a high density housing development in a local area that's has mostly 1/4 acre blocks with heritage listed properties in excess of 100 years old is a good idea. Questions need to be asked about the impact of building on an undermined site. I believe there is also a natural spring that runs continuously along the back of the block. How is this to be "managed" the block has already been extensively cleared including trees from my property that have been cut off above our fence line and left as only trunks. I'm sure that can't be the correct course of action. Regards

  4. Dean Butler commented

    We have lived here for 9 years with our property that backs onto this block. With the promise that this block with established trees would never be knocked down due to the uncertainty of the grounds structure.

    Watching all these established tress come down without any consideration of wildlife. There was no one on site to try and assess or remove any wildlife that may have been injured or caught up. It was very sad to see.

    Our neighbourhood is a quite area full of long term residents. With the removal of the trees we can now hear the Ipswich trains and traffic from Brisbane road. Not to mention the excess dust from the timber factory on Duce Street.

    Please consider the next steps and what is right for the community.
    Thanks

  5. Kate Butler commented

    Concerned about this block becoming 17 blocks when this is considered a low density area. Although the proposal is to be ~600sq meter blocks, they are only 10m wide, which means we will have a house sitting on our fence line.

    Also concerned about how this development will affect the integrity of the ground with so much mining influence around.
    Thanks for your consideration.

  6. Paul Rix commented

    We live at 4 Duce Street and have the current storm water system attached to this property which comes from across the road. A natural spring runs down this causeway 24/7, which never stops, and runs into the storm water system on the other side of the road then through the storm water system on this side of the road.

    This creek / storm water system receives a lot of water, the ground is always very soggy. I have concerns as the developer lists that they wish to put a retention basin at the base of this and change the flow of water. I fear that this retention basis will then act as a "dam" like structure and could be detrimental to young children's safety.

    Not to mention mosquito infestations among other concerns.

    Talking with long term neighbours there is not only a mining tunnel that runs under-ground, there is also a mining shaft. There have been several cave-ins on this property over the years, 1 cave-in was around 8m in circumference that was roughly 20m from the Breaside Rd & 30m from the Duce St Boundaries. The other 2 cave-ins I've been told by a long term resident they happened near the top of the property near the natural spring.

    This developer had full intentions to clear this block without submitting any paperwork to the council. This is evident with the following steps.

    Council was notified by several residents when the developer started surveying and then had trees marked for destruction. Councillors came out and inspected and communicated with several residents and all was told that the council had no knowledge of any development plans. Even though it is listed in the ICC new town planning scheme.

    The day the developer had machinery knocking down trees, chain sawing debris council was notified and was on-site quickly.

    By this time the developer had removed many large trees that were nowhere near any boundary and was heading downwards the centre of the property with the intent to clear the full block for subdivision.

    They then stated under state law they could clear a fire break, which they continued to push over trees with the excavator around the boundary and also removed the stumps.

    I have major concerns as to the stability this has left this property, it has had a volatile history of cave-ins and ground movement. These trees act as a binding method to stabilise the area, especially around the wet areas of the property.

    The developer has had zero respect towards any future development as they have
    clearly stated in their documentation having:

    "Not Applicable
    The proposed development is for a subdivision of land, and does not involve the construction of new buildings.
    Notwithstanding the above, should it be considered necessary, the proposed development will ensure that any mine shafts encountered are suitably capped and filled prior to the commencement of any use on subsequent lots."

    This developer is subdividing this property to sell off for development, that is made very clear.

    This developer should at least have an extensive geotechnical survey completed.

    My second concern is there doesn't seem to be any ecological assessment reports at all. Now there are piles of dead green waste which is constantly blowing over the surrounding streets.

    This subdivision is a pure cash grab by this developer. If this property is subdivided any family people purchasing this block with their life savings will be in a position of instant loss, only to find out they cannot use said blocks for any development.

    This property has many roosting trees for many varieties of birds and bats. Many of these birds are now homeless, however still roosting in the large trees remaining.

    I witnessed 6 kookaburra and 1 "sacred kingfisher" nests knocked to the ground from falling of the trees when the excavator was pushing and pulling the trees. Largest nest was near the centre of the block attached to a large tree.

    This proposed subdivision in my opinion is bad for the surrounding community, unsuspecting people making a purchase, it's definitely no good for current wildlife and is clearly a well known block with a terrible history of mining issues that could cause great harm to people and any form of development upon this block.

    This is a terrible subdivision for a very bad development project and should be stopped before more harm is done, or which could lead to much harm.

  7. Tiffany Rix commented

    As a resident of 4 Duce Street, I am deeply concerned about what has taken place on the Tibbits Street property and what is proposed to be built there. It's common knowledge that the block has had substantial underground mining and there is also a shaft and a natural spring that runs through it. There is also a history of cave ins on that block, just ask any of the older residents. Surely these factors alone make it unsuitable for 17 lots.

    We watched them marking the trees for destruction and made some enquiries... There were so many birds, lizards and possums that had there homes there. Among these were Pheasants, Kookaburras, Sacred Kingfishers, Currawongs, Magpies, Bearded Dragons, Brushtail Possums. All of which are native species. We watched them knock down six Kookaburra and one Kingfisher nest with no regard to their welfare. This was an ecosystem that was destroyed in just a few hours.

    Seeing the way the trees were decimated is disgusting, the undermined ground is now at risk of becoming more unstable because they have pushed the root balls over with excavators. The have left huge piles of trees to rot, which will attract vermin and snakes and now pose a fire risk to the locals. We now have debris blowing everywhere on the streets - dead leaves and bark are strewn all down Duce street, we never had this problem before.

    Another concern that I have about the tree removal is that the natural waterway could be effected. We have seen a photo from the last storm from one of the residents in the units and there was a significant amount of extra water pooling near their home as a result of the vegetation removal.

    Having taken the time to look at all of the application documents submitted to council -

    https://epathway.ipswich.qld.gov.au/ePathway/Production/Web/GeneralEnquiry/EnquiryDetailView.aspx?Id=1341689

    my husband and I were shocked at what the information disclosed. From what we have witnessed first hand, it seems that some of the information contained in the reports is false and misleading, particularly with reference to the vegetation and fauna. No regard given at all to the obvious mining issue and potentially a future water problem for our property.

    Our community will not benefit from this proposal and Council really need to step up and do the right thing. Thank you for your consideration.

    Kind regards
    Tiffany Rix

  8. Dieter von der Mulbe commented

    Dieter von der Mulbe
    5 Duce Street,
    I live next to this property for many years. There is a natural spring that runs down the hill past the back of our place and the grass is always long and the ground is wet.
    When it rains a lot we get lots of water at the back and sits on the ground and a stream runs to the creek you can hear the water running from my place day and night.
    Council planted many of the trees there to soak up the water as it was causing problems with mosquitoes and was the best solution to keep the place a bit drier and establish the ground a bit better!
    The property has a underground mining tunnel and a shaft which makes any form of development unsafe for potential buyers to build there new home and surrounding properties.
    There just knocked down the trees with the excavator Some of these trees pushed over had bird nests and there are pheasants among other animals that resides around there.
    It says in the documents this development will not effect our privacy and now we will have no trees but a water retention basis attached to a storm water system. I fear this will be left unmanaged as the grass along here is always long and the footpaths only managed sometimes.
    Ripping out these trees will cause the ground to become a wetland area and combined with underground mining could cause further cave ins.
    This whole Subdivision looks to me like a scam to trick people into buying useless land but I believe Council will make the right decision!
    Media is staying in the wings.
    Regards
    Dieter von der Mulbe

  9. Dieter von der Mulbe commented

    Dieter von der Mulbe
    5 Duce Street,
    I live next to this property for many years. There is a natural spring that runs down the hill past the back of our place and the grass is always long and the ground is wet.
    When it rains a lot we get lots of water at the back and sits on the ground and a stream runs to the creek you can hear the water running from my place day and night.
    Council planted many of the trees there to soak up the water as it was causing problems with mosquitoes and was the best solution to keep the place a bit drier and establish the ground a bit better!
    The property has a underground mining tunnel and a shaft which makes any form of development unsafe for potential buyers to build there new home and surrounding properties.
    There just knocked down the trees with the excavator Some of these trees pushed over had bird nests and there are pheasants among other animals that resides around there.
    It says in the documents this development will not effect our privacy and now we will have no trees but a water retention basis attached to a storm water system. I fear this will be left unmanaged as the grass along here is always long and the footpaths only managed sometimes.
    Ripping out these trees will cause the ground to become a wetland area and combined with underground mining could cause further cave ins.
    This whole Subdivision looks to me like a scam to trick people into buying useless land but I believe Council will make the right decision!
    Media is staying in the wings.
    Regards
    Dieter von der Mulbe

  10. Tom commented

    Looking at the mining maps online mining affects this site and has a shaft (reportedly on the https://tinyurl.com/y5hulqbo website - Australian gov mining maps) - If investigations reveal underground mines and subsurface water flow through same, then this should be taken into account in relation to proposed density. It is an opportunity for council to stop development over old workings to protect future buyers from potentially unknown risks to their homes and water flow (re sink hole).

  11. Lyla Simpson commented

    I have lived in Duce Street for over 30 years and my house is quite possibly over one hundred years old.
    To my knowledge the land across Duce Street wasn't able to be developed due to under ground mining which have been cave-ins during that time, one quite near Duce Street, and other parts of the property. Not to mention the trees that have been knocked down which could cause unstable ground , and destroying the wild life of many types.
    they have left piles of trees which are going to attract vermin and snakes, their are concerns about the natural spring as well.
    I would not like to see it built on and people have problems and loose they life savings as I know how hard it is to work and pay a house off with out problems.

    Kind Regards
    Lyla Simpson

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