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Ferny Grove-Upper Kedron Neighbourhood Plan CPT
Ferny Grove Upper Kedron
Neighbourhood Plan
Community Planning Team
Meeting notes
Meeting 3 - 14 July 2016
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Notes from Ferny Grove Upper Kedron Neighbourhood Plan Community
Planning Team Meeting 3
Meeting details
Date:
Thursday 14 July 2016
Time:
6pm
Location:
Ferny Grove Bowls Club
Attendees
Community planning team members:
Adrian, Caroline, David, Emma, Erica, Fiona, Ian, James, Kylie, Liz, Mark, Milton, Peta, Renuka,
Ross, Theon and Todd.
Council Officers, Consultants and Technical Experts:
Liza Valks (meeting MC, Buckley Vann), Matt Rolley (acting Neighbourhood Planning and Urban
Renewal Manager, BCC), Mark Leary (Project Manager and Senior Urban Planner, BCC), Sonia
Kirby (acting Principal Urban Planner, Neighbourhood Planning Brisbane), Andrew Douglas, April
Tehan, Chris Tanner, Dan Clowes, Jennifer Einam, Tyson Ryan, Shilo Quinnell, Stephen Smith
(technical experts, table facilitators and scribes) and James Cole (note taker).
Elected Representatives and other Observers:
Councillor Steve Toomey, Councillor for the Ward of The Gap.
Apologies:
CPT members Adam, Hadi, James, Paul, Rodd and Wayne; and Councillor Julian Simmonds,
Chairman of the City Planning Committee.
Agenda
1. Registration and refreshments
2. Welcome, introductions and agenda overview
3. Report back on CPT meeting no. 2 and draft Vision
4. Activity #1 – Have we got the vision right?
5. Principles for the draft strategy
6. Activity #2 – Testing the principles
7. Reporting back
8. Next steps
9. Thank you, summary and close
Welcome, introductions and agenda overview
Liza Valks (Buckley Vann) acknowledged the traditional owners of the meeting place and the
project area, and welcomed everybody to the third Community Planning Team (CPT) meeting for
the Ferny Grove-Upper Kedron Neighbourhood Plan (FGUKNP).
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In thanking everyone for giving up their time to contribute, Liza acknowledged Councillor Steve
Toomey, Councillor for The Gap. She then re-introduced the Council team that is managing the
planning process including Mark Leary, Senior Urban Planner in the Neighbourhood Planning
Brisbane team and Project Manager for the FGUKNP. Liza also introduced the project consultants
and technical experts who provided valuable input, advice and guidance for the project.
Liza advised that this was the third of four CPT meetings over approximately three months, with
each meeting adopting a particular focus for discussions, while also allowing community members
to offer input on all aspects of the neighbourhood planning process for Ferny Grove-Upper Kedron.
Next, Liza provided an overview of the meeting agenda and encouraged all CPT members to have
their say.
Report back on CPT meeting no. 2 (16 June 2016)
Liza began by providing a brief recap on the second CPT meeting held in June, where members:
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generated ideas for the neighbourhood plan’s vision
received information about the planning context for the neighbourhood, including some of
the area’s unique features and natural assets
participated in detailed group discussions to flesh out the early strategy elements.
Liza then noted that at the previous CPT meeting members provided a series of “word and phrase”
comments on post-it notes, to describe how they would like the area to look and feel in 10 or 20
years’ time. These comments included the following.
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Green, open space, natural habitat
Family friendly, safe
Lifestyle housing
Peaceful, rural, unchanged
Café culture
Activity, self-contained
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Vibrant, authentic, mature
Sustainable
Freedom
High tech
Functional
Renuka noted that one of her words, ‘functional’, was not included on the presentation slide.
Developing the vision
Liza then explained that the vision is a critical part of the process, as it establishes a highest-order,
strategic, long-term statement to describe what the community wants the area to be in the future.
In drafting a vision for the FGUKNP, a range of themes and ideas were drawn from the CPT’s
input, technical studies and responses to the online survey, to provide the framework for the vision:
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Family-friendly and safe, with opportunities to connect and engage (focal points,
greenspace)
Greater housing diversity in a number of locations
Development focused around Ferny Grove railway station
Well-defined, logical road connections
Stronger public transport linkages
Continuous active transport (walking, cycling etc) connections through the neighbourhood
Green and blue corridors for environmental protection, enhancement of biodiversity and
maintenance of healthy waterways
Design for hazards management and resilience
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Activity #1: Vision
Liza then presented the draft FGUKNP vision, which read as follows.
Fringed by areas of natural bushland and located on the edge of Brisbane, the
neighbourhoods of Ferny Grove and Upper Kedron will continue to develop as
modern ‘villages’ where the community can gather and interact in a variety of
natural and man-made spaces.
Green corridors linking significant bushland areas of the Brisbane Forest Park
and Keperra Reserve, and utilising key waterway corridors such as Cedar Creek,
provide opportunities for active transport, supporting stronger pedestrian and
cycle linkages between and within neighbourhoods. These green and blue
linkages secure a strong, logical environmental corridor that contributes to the
natural scenic amenity of the neighbourhood, while also securing valuable city
and regional flora and fauna habitats.
Further development accepts and responds to bushfire and flooding hazards
which stem from the neighbourhood’s urban fringe location, its topography and
position within the Kedron and Cedar Creek catchments. Improved stormwater
management responses and healthier waterways are evident.
A variety of housing is encouraged around local focus points and transport
nodes, particularly the Ferny Grove station, which will continue as the primary
transit hub for the locality. Housing will provide choice and diversity to allow
particularly for ageing in place, but more broadly the needs of all types of
households throughout their lifecycle.
CPT members then participated in a group discussion exercise at their tables, exchanging their
views about the draft vision. In particular, members were asked to consider:
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whether the vision conjures up the neighbourhood they envisage in 10 years’ time
whether the vision is missing any content that should be included, or whether it includes
content that should not be there
whether the vision is wrong
whether the key messages are appropriate or correct.
Each table then briefly provided some feedback to the meeting about the main points raised in
discussions:
General Observations:
 Promote active lifestyles
 Sense of community
 Area growing and changing
 Looking out for each other
 We will always be the end of the line
Table 1 (Stephen and Shilo facilitators):
 General support for vision
 Use positive language rather than ‘doomsday’ tone – “Embrace and respond…”
 Use what you’ve got
 Implementation and ongoing collaboration with community
 Active transport links important
 Access points and major roads
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Table 2 (Andrew and Jennifer facilitators):
 Vision is too verbose, needs to be shorter and more focused
 Community-centric – community heart
 All transport modes need to be better connected and integrated
 Green space is not just on the fringe, but is throughout the area – the community is settled
amongst the landscape
 Community needs opportunities for arts, culture, sport and meeting places
 People don’t just want to age in place, they want to work in place.
Table 3 (Mark, Dan, Chris and Tyson facilitators):
 General support for the vision
 Like the villages concept as it reflects the semi-rural community
 Questions re definition of a modern village – nodes and hubs must be connected
 Make sure public transport is available as the area grows
 Support for recognition of the blue and green corridors
Full details of the comments are provided at Appendix A to these notes.
CPT members offered detailed comments on the draft vision to the project team after the meeting.
Council officers committed to circulating the revised vision with these minutes (provided in
Appendix A).
Neighbourhood plan principles
Next, Stephen provided an explanation of the neighbourhood plan principles, noting that the vision
tells the story of how the FGUK neighbourhood will look in the future and sets high-level
aspirations that will filter down into detailed planning and development provisions.
Forming the backbone to the detailed strategies and planning principles are the following four draft
principles for the further development of the area.
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Young and old – housing diversity and urban form
Getting around – movement and connection
Blue and green – edges and corridors
Living with hazards
Each of the draft principles was then discussed in detail, as summarised below.
Young and old – housing diversity and urban form
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Under this draft principle, the neighbourhood plan provides for:
 a range of land uses appropriate for a mature suburban neighbourhood on Brisbane’s
urban edge (uses range from local and neighbourhood centres to suburban residential and
greenspace areas)
 a number of centres with a range of housing types and accommodation - not necessarily
underpinned by retail. (housing diversity at these nodes and centres provide housing
choice for residents to move comfortably through life cycles without the need to leave the
community).
Getting around – movement and connection
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Under this draft principle, and reflecting the landscape of the neighbourhood plan area, the
movement network delivers:
 “greenways” – active transport and recreation linkages within the waterway and
greenspace corridors, to connect residents to major nodes and activity areas, providing a
safe and active alternative to the road network
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an emphasis on “missing links” – completing pedestrian footpaths, investigating
improvements to intersections, possible additional strategic connections and contemplating
an extension of the existing bus route to provide access to emerging areas.
Blue and green – edges and corridors
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This draft principle advocates that the natural setting of the neighbourhood plan area warrants:
 securing viable environmental corridors with defined purposes, in locations based on
sound environmental planning and hazard management principles
 establishing a corridor along the southern edge of the plan area, to ensure that local and
city-wide environmental requirements are met and contribute to Council’s strategic
bushland conservation/restoration targets
 a network of smaller greenspace corridors offering opportunities for stormwater treatment
and providing both active and passive recreation opportunities within neighbourhoods.
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Living with hazards
This draft principle indicates that the neighbourhood plan ensures natural hazards are
addressed by:
 ensuring the ongoing safety of people and property, by planning for a development
footprint that recognises the need to balance environmental goals with bushfire hazards –
particularly at the edges of the plan area
 utilising siting and design criteria to ensure that overland flow and potential flash-flooding
events are addressed in future development and open space areas within the “greenway”
corridors.
Members also raised the importance of engaging all levels of government to ensure that there is
close collaboration and agreement to implement measures identified in the neighbourhood plan.
Matt confirmed that all ideas could be considered in developing the draft strategy and did not have
to be solely Council activities. Actions in the draft strategy that require collaboration across the
different levels of government are able to be championed by Council and the community as the
final neighbourhood plan is delivered.
Working together as a CPT
Before beginning the evening’s second activity, Liza reiterated the role of CPT members and the
Council through the process, including the intent to conduct CPT meetings in a collaborative and
open manner, encouraging contributions from all participants.
To that end, members reinforced their commitment to the overarching principles or ‘rules of
engagement’ to guide discussions and deliberations. These are summarised below.
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Respect for others and other views (we may not naturally agree on everything)
One conversation helps progress and allows everyone to be involved
Respect the workshop process and make a positive contribution
Say “what about this?” not “no”
Workshopping is about reconciling competing interests (beware of making one interest
drive the plan)
Draw or express ideas rather than arguing the merits of ideas (you can have more than one
opinion)
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Activity #2: Testing the Principles
For this activity, CPT members took part in group discussions to provide feedback on the
principles.
The activity was conducted in ‘world café’ style, with members spending approximately 20 minutes
at each subject-specific table before moving to another table. Each new conversation commenced
with a brief overview from the facilitators of the issues raised by the previous group. Members
provided their input via drawings and notations on the plans provided, as well as through written
notes and discussions.
For the proposed four principles, members moved between tables to discuss relevant ideas and to
build upon the work of previous groups. This involved, within the context of information already
provided, discussing, confirming (or otherwise) the principles as presented. Where
possible/appropriate, members identified locations within the area that might be particularly
relevant or worthy of closer examination. Members also considered preliminary actions or ideas for
the relevant strategy to help deliver on the draft vision and principles.
Participants were requested to consider the entire neighbourhood plan area in their deliberations,
and to also pay particular attention to the focus areas.
At the end of the activity, each table facilitator described the significant issues, aspirations,
concerns or ideas to emerge from their discussions, and these are summarised as follows (detailed
summaries of input provided at the end of these notes).
Table 1 – Young and old – housing diversity and urban form (Stephen and Shilo facilitators)
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General consensus about the need to provide housing diversity
Need better language to describe the range of neighbourhoods in the area – e.g. give
pockets and villages names like Bantry Village etc to provide a sense of place and
community
Need to establish transitions across the diversity of housing
Table 2 – Getting around – movement and connection (Andrew and Jennifer facilitators)
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Passive, vague wording should be replaced with more direct, active language
When talking about connecting local villages, be specific about where and how
Blue and green corridors are an opportunity to create a connected network of movement
Need to provide access points to these corridors to allow people to get on and off the paths
and trails
Need a link to Mt Nebo Road for hiking, walking and cycling
Despite the large tracts of bushland around the area, there are limited opportunities for safe
bushwalking
The old Samford railway line alignment and the old Samford Forest both could be used to
establish recreational trails
Safe road crossings are needed on Samford Road, especially in locations where children
cross such as near the skate park
Some path connections are missing
Link to The Gap park ‘n’ ride to access destinations serviced by routes leaving from that
facility
Consider advocating for a park ‘n’ ride facility at Samford Village
Need more connections to Samford Road
Address the linkages at the rear of the Ferny Grove railway station
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Table 3 – Blue and green / Living with hazards (Mark, Dan, Chris and Tyson facilitators)
Blue and green
 General agreement with existing principles, with some new ones suggested
 Tenure issues identified, with nature conservation arrangements less effective on smaller
lots
 Housing choice must be compatible with environmental outcomes and constraints
 Reference to network of green space should describe it as “connected”, not “smaller”
 Stormwater capture and reuse supported
 Need to pursue engagement opportunities to better use catchments and waterways
 Neighbourhood plan should pick up waterways corridor in north-west of area
 Support for Ross Road green ridge linkage
 Need well maintained waterways linkages to attract people
 Pursue recreational opportunities in the waterways e.g. restore waterholes to sufficient
health for swimming
 Concerns raised re redundancy of access, especially for emergency situations
Living with hazards
 Suggested that references to “development footprint” should be changed to “land uses”
 Change “siting and design” criteria to “planning” criteria
 Identify a local community gathering area as a safe community space in case of
emergencies
 Strong support for establishment of more than one emergency access route for evacuation
 Permeability of the landscape raises concerns about exposure to fire risk
 Consider hazards to fauna from development e.g. vehicles, transport corridors, domestic
pets
Next steps and meeting conclusion
Liza indicated that there will be one more CPT meeting to guide the process, on 18 August 2016.
That meeting will consider the neighbourhood planning strategy concept.
Council will host Talk to a Planner sessions in October for the community to discuss any relevant
issues following release of the draft Neighbourhood Planning Strategy. This will allow people to
have one-on-one conversations with Council’s planners and technical experts about the strategy.
CPT members were asked to read Strategies on the Neighbourhood Planning website to
familiarise themselves with the concepts and how they were communicated. Links to two
strategies were mentioned:
Draft Dutton Park-Fairfield Strategy
Draft Newstead North Renewal Strategy
To further assist CPT members, opportunities will also be provided for one-on-one discussions with
the project’s planners for 45 minutes prior to the final CPT meeting. CPT members are invited to
use those discussions to clarify any issues or to seek additional detailed information.
Liza thanked all present for their enthusiasm, interest and spirit of engagement in tonight’s
activities, and advised that all information provided during the meeting will now be collated and
used as valuable input as the next stages are progressed.
The meeting closed at 9.05pm.
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Further contact
Phone:
3403 8888
Email:
[email protected]
Web:
www.brisbane.qld.gov.au and search for ‘Ferny Grove Upper Kedron Neighbourhood
Plan’
Minutes checked/approved
Checked:
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Approved:
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APPENDIX A – CPT Activity #1: the Vision
Activity #1: CPT members’ feedback on the draft Vision
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The area isn’t ‘fringed’ by bushland it is part of it, and the bushland is part of our everyday
lives
‘Settled within’ could be better or ‘settled amongst the green’
The community spirit needs to be included as this community is something different – the
schools grew at the same time as the community was growing – we are all building at the
same time
Community connection needs to be part as this is why so many people come to this area
and stay in this area
Community-centric
Families are going to live here but not work here
Creation of a new community hub, a heart, a focal point should be included
Small town at the end of the line
Transport to the outside and connections (continuous, connected, legible) within the area
Ageing and working in the area
What does ‘modern’ mean?
Green corridors needs to mean that the existing ones are kept and there are more in the
future
Pedestrian and cycle connections to become stronger to lessen the demand on the road
network
Should refer to ‘embrace natural corridors and habitat’ rather than ‘Further development
accepts and response to bushfire and flooding hazards’
A variety of housing is a necessity not a suggestion
Need to use and improve what we have to make the most of the area’s assets
How will the vision be implemented and how will Council continue to collaborate with the
community? If it’s not going to be implemented then what’s the point of having it?
Council needs to take the points in the vision on board
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There needs to be an ongoing relationship of corporation and cohesion between Council
and the community to keep in touch with the community as the residents change (possibly
annually?)
A lot of little villages within a community; villages being the local area where you know
people (about 1 km2), or within the street, within the school, within the sporting community.
If no kids or sport it’s difficult to connect with this community; the area could have a facility
that incorporates things for multiple age groups (like a PCYC)
Café culture – coffee shop near a bikeway; cafes need density
Revised Vision provided:
Ferny Grove-Upper Kedron is a community-spirited village nestled amongst natural bushland.
Its people are connected via cultural, sporting, recreational and shopping hubs through
accessible and well maintained roads, bicycle and walking tracks and regular and efficient
integrated public transport. Its people of diverse ages and cultures live safely within the vicinity
of the natural environment while enjoying accessible bushland picnic areas.
APPENDIX B – CPT Activity #2: Testing the Principles
Table 1: Young and old – housing diversity and urban form (Facilitators – Stephen and
Shilo)
Group one
 Don’t want higher densities in new development as the infrastructure is not being
provided to support it
 Okay with housing choices around the transport hub; 3-storey apartments
 Housing choices near the train station, schools and shops etc but not at the other end of
the plan area
 Housing needs to be designed to address hazards like bushfire. Higher density at the
southern end of the plan area would be a ‘death trap’. People wouldn’t want to live in
units there anyway
 ‘Range of land uses’ ok but would need to consider where they go
 Growth only if there isn’t one road in-one road out
 ‘Centres’ only where there is lots of movement. Centres may not be the right term –
neighbourhoods? Villages? Community?
 Roads need to be wide enough for this movement
 Park near the train station ‘useless’ as there is nothing there and there is nothing
appealing about it
 Brighton has a good example of a skate park:
o Would be good if it could incorporate a few things around it
 Parks need to have the right facilities for children of all ages, not just small children
 Open spaces are not being used to the full extent. Going back to the Vision - we need to
use what we’ve got
 Could give the ‘villages’ an identity (eg Bantry village). There could be a series of
villages throughout the area
 Educational/interpretative path through some of the existing waterway areas and
corridors
 Great park near Selkirk Cres but missing a link through to the waterway
 When developments went in, they didn’t link and the community was left behind; missing
links must be connected and this must actually be listened to
Group two
 How can any one neighbourhood provide housing for all ranges of people (eg retirees,
empty nesters, families etc)?
 If we want higher density why put it in this area? Go to another part of the city
 Why should this area have housing diversity?
 ‘Higher density’ includes townhouses and 300m2.
 Making it easier for people to move/buy into the area devalues the area
 Don’t want development to continue to happen with smaller and smaller lot sizes
 Where is density appropriate?
o Closer to the train station could be okay
o Must respond to and address hazards
 Need sporting grounds as a part of mix of land uses
 Aged care – there are a range of types
 Keperra – link direct from retirement living to Great Western shopping centre
 Communication – mobile, Foxtel etc, there are issues. All people, young or old, need to
access telecommunications
 Whatever is proposed needs to be supported by the community for example, shops,
sporting groups etc
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Have to get the right shops and co-locate with parks, transport etc.
Group three
 This group likes the term ‘villages’; ‘hubs’ is also considered good
 Downsize from home into retirement etc; need to be able to stay in the area where their
networks are
 Townhouses and units near the train station are okay
 Terraced houses could be an option
 Ageing population will only want to stay here if other issues are fixed (like footpaths and
connections). There is a lack of places for social gatherings so where are they walking
to?
 Mixed use near the train station is great. Integrate facilities where people are, like a post
office
 Ferny Grove station markets are terrible
 Community centres need to be more like the Hall which is currently always booked.
 Business hub – where? McAllister’s house which is a landmark
 Green belt – mountain biking, open spaces, and ‘eco-style’ houses
 Housing should respond to the topography and the environment
Table 2: Getting around – movement and connection (Facilitators – Andrew and Jennifer)
Group one
 Words like ‘contemplate’, ‘possible’ are all too passive. Just do it. Stop investigating,
start improving. Stop pacifying us with meetings and start actually doing something.
 Intersections to be upgraded:
o Upper Kedron Road needs to be upgraded all the way – two lanes just isn’t going
to cut it
o Connection to Mt Nebo Road and then upgrade all of Mt Nebo Road through to
the intersection of Waterworks and Settlement Roads
o More parking on Cemetery Road for the school drop off and pick up
o Access past the train station that isn’t at the level crossing
o Tidy up all the narrower intersections and roads to make it easier for buses
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o Raise Levitt Road and upgrade the intersection with Minnie Road
o Fix up the double intersection near the school
Bus routes: the bus needs to come to at least the Palisades Estate and to the shopping
centre and station and then to Great Western shopping centre with high frequency
Buses don’t come to Upper Kedron and the patronage will be higher in Upper Kedron
rather than Ferny Grove. With the bus service times at the moment, you have to leave
work right on 5pm to be able to make the last bus from the Ferny Grove train station.
The blue section on the plan currently isn’t serviced by bus at all
Discussion about the role of Translink setting the schedule, routes and fares for buses
and trains, and contracting Council-owned buses to deliver the service
A new Park’n’ride at Samford and a high frequency shuttle bus to the train station at
Ferny Grove would be a good idea. It would reduce the number of trips on that stretch of
Samford Road which means the State Government wouldn’t have to upgrade it as soon.
It will also free up more car parking spaces to be used by Ferny Grove and Upper
Kedron residents
Missing footpaths marked on the map
It’s difficult to cross the road at the roundabout at Cemetery Road
Pedestrian permeability is lacking
Cycle track needs to follow the creek out to Bellbird Grove
Connection to Mt Nebo Road via a walking track and mountain bike riding trail would be
good – needs to be accessible from the south for maintenance
Group two
 Footpath is missing on Canvey Road and Selkirk Cres
 There is a missing link between the lagoon in Ferny Grove through to the school which
the new development may be able to connect
 Bike path access across the golf course could connect Ferny Grove and Upper Kedron
with the all of the Kedron Brook cycle network right through to the airport and Australia
Trade Coast
 Samford Road footpaths are missing on both sides around the Great Western shopping
centre and you have to walk on the grass
 This group supports more buses to Samford to alleviate the parking issue at the train
station car park and also because it provides a public transport option to the Samford
Tavern which is much better than the Ferny Grove Tavern
 Lots of students at Ferny Grove State High School would be able to walk from school to
the station and then catch the bus to Samford from there. This would ease the
congestion at school time
 This group generally would not catch a bus themselves if additional services were
provided for Upper Kedron and Ferny Grove
 Parents of school aged children would not be likely to pay for their children to catch a
bus. If the kids lived out of the zone and the trip was free, then it would be ok to catch
the bus. Otherwise, they would have to be driven
 Wahminda Park paths new connections have been put in but you still have to walk on
the roads or grass for some parts
 The area needs as many greenways connections as possible
 Walking track to Mt Nebo Road and on to Walkabout Creek and Enoggera Reservoir
would be supported
Group three
 Bike path needs to continue over the lights near the station to connect with the skate
park
 Issues with the connection of the bike path over the golf course. Previously the golf
course has refused to sell any land for the bike path, but this may have changed in
recent times. This connection would link up Ferny Grove and Upper Kedron with the
Kedron Brook cycle network
 There is a lack of pedestrian connection as developments have been built over time
 Through-block connections from one cul-de-sac to another are great. Active travel links
are essential so all modes except cars can get through
 This group would use bus additional bus services if they were provided as there are
places to go along the way which isn’t an option with the train
 Ross Road Bridge needs to provide a pedestrian connection unless there’s development
around there as Canvey Road won’t support everyone
 Currently it is too dangerous for kids to ride even with an adult
 Alternate access to the area is required (marked in red arrows on the map)
Table 3: Blue and green / Living with Hazards (Facilitators – Mark, Dan, Chris and Tyson)
Group one
 Natural environment – bushfire: Question about hazard – is it a high level issue relevant
to Ferny Grove or Upper Kedron? Dan Clowes provided recap of issues and application
of policy to plan making
 Flooding – flash floods, how well do the roads respond? Levitt Road corridor floods – is it
creek or overland flow from new houses?
 Local overland flow paths could be opened up for local connections (Cemetery Road)
Group two
 Strategic importance of creeks linking to Moreton Bay – water quality begins at head of
Kedron Brook catchment
 Covenanted areas:
o enforcement of codes / terms of covenant? Environment values are not being
adhered
o size of lots impact environment – environment lots retained as environment
corridors – private lots impact on maintenance and rehabilitation of vegetation
and waterways
o local waterways – maintenance (lack of coordinated effort on vegetation
management) creates poor environment leading to potential bushfire risk
 Connection to bushland / forest areas via trail walks
 Multi road access from Upper Kedron needed
 Emergency response action plans needed or needs to be communicated effectively!
Group three
 Waterways are impacted by poor maintenance and stormwater quality outcomes
(siltation, grates blocked)
 Stormwater capture / harvest – intercept rainfall in lagoons, waterholes in Cedar Creek
 Green areas should be larger and connected
 Community education to develop respect and use of the bushland
 Cedar Creek is the major connector linking to the smaller catchment
 Clean-up of Cedar Creek water quality for recreation use

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