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In Bellbird Park QLD on “Reconfiguring a Lot - Four...” at 196-198 Jones Road Bellbird Park QLD 4300:

Rex Marshall commented

The proposed development in Morgan Street will run the roof top stormwater from approximately 15 houses into the adjoining block of land. This block is at the top of the drainage line into Happy Jack Gully near to Jones Road and the proposed development at 196 Jones Road. This is the same drainage line that developers plan to fill and place houses on top. As a long term resident I have seen storm events that left 600mm deep ruts in my property some 500 metres up stream from Happy Jack Gully. The amount of stormwater collected and carried along this drainage line after development will be uncontrollable and create financial distress and hardship for proposed residents at the end of the catchment near Happy Jack Gully. This type of event will also affect the insurance premiums of everybody in the post code area. A common sense approach to the worst case scenario will avoid future problems. The drainage line should be kept as a wildlife corridor and cycle track linking Johnson St with Jones Road and Happy Jack Gully Reserve (beside high school).
I see developers are still proposing duplex auxillary dwellings in Bellbird Park indicating that they will ignore any mooted changes by the Ipswich Council to the rules governing the density of these creators of over-crowding. When will council stand up for residents and stop giving in to hare-brained designs which will make the suburb unlivable? A good starting point of public relations would be to quickly publish residents concerns and not leave it until the proposed development has been approved!

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