Opposition for the Controversial Townhouse Development on Carrara and Nurran Street, Mt Gravatt East Continues

Mt Gravatt East locals continue to oppose the proposed townhouse development on Carrara and Nurran Street, Mt Gravatt East as it undergoes public notification.

In December 2018, the developer has officially lodged the development application for the 29-townhouse development at Mt Gravatt East. Since the commencement of the public notification on 11 January 2019, Council has received several submissions against the development.

Prior to the lodgement of the DA  for the townhouse development, local residents have already voiced their disapproval for the multiple dwelling proposal.

Proposed site for the Carrara and Nurran Street, Mt Gravatt East townhouse development. Photo credit: Brisbane Planning and Development Online

The Mt Gravatt East Townhouse Development Action Group particularly pointed out their disapproval of the tree clearing that happened on site before the DA was even submitted to the Council.

Now that the development is still open for submissions, the action group is urging other concerned members of the community to have their say on the development. Council will be accepting submissions until 4 February 2019.

New Mt Gravatt East Development

The developer seeks to construct 29 townhouses at 64 and 68 Carrara Street and 6 and 8 Nurran Street. They also want to realign the boundary between 6 and 8 Nurran Street. This is to create a wider access driveway for the proposed townhouse development.

Credit: Mount Gravatt East Townhouse Development Action Group/Facebook

In preparation for the development, the developer had already cleared the site. Unfortunately, it included the removal of mature trees that are home to native wildlife such as koalas.

As a response, Council has confirmed that they will buy two of the large blocks from the development site to revegetate it.

Furthermore, the Council also told the action group that they do not support the DA. However, by law, the Council has to allow the process to take its course.