ADJOURNMENT SPEECH 14 February 2017
Carseldine Urban Village
Ms DAVIS (Aspley—LNP) (6.39 pm): In my electorate the streets of Carseldine are awash with
yellow as locals demonstrate and send a message to the Palaszczuk-Trad government. Local residents
feel invisible and unheard as the government progresses its plan for the development of the Carseldine
Urban Village without a genuine robust consultation process. Over the Christmas closure, the Deputy
Premier responded to a petition from over 1,500 concerned locals who are ropable. They have objected
loudly and collectively to the government forging ahead with the development of the old QUT campus
site and adjoining green space into an urban village with 900 new dwellings that will be home to
2,500-plus people, as I said, without any genuine consultation taking place. The Deputy Premier rests
her planning for this residential development on community consultation that took place back in 2011
when the former Labor government first floated the urban village proposal.
To base a significant development within a community without taking any account of demographic
changes over the past six years or local impacts is outrageous. The Deputy Premier knows that this
development will have a significant impact on the lifestyle of the many locals who have worked hard all
their lives to nestle into this lovely suburban community. The Deputy Premier knows that when the
former QUT campus site develops into the urban village, locals will lose their precious playing fields
and green space. The Deputy Premier knows that this development will increase traffic congestion
along clogged Beams Road and Dorville Road—
Madam DEPUTY SPEAKER (Ms Farmer): Order! There are a lot of members standing around
talking and it is quite distracting for the member for Aspley. Could I ask people to take their seats.
Ms DAVIS: The development will increase traffic congestion along already clogged Beams Road
and Dorville Road, back streets will be cluttered with parked cars, green space will be lost and flora and
fauna will be devastated. The Deputy Premier also knows that any money that comes from the sale of
the land to be developed needs to go back into improving infrastructure that will be impacted locally. To
date we have not had that assurance from her. The Deputy Premier’s commentary on this development,
both in her response to the petition and in her statements on the floor of this House, have shown her
arrogance and have been nothing more than a bit of a pitch to silence the masses who object to these
All the Carseldine locals want is for this government to listen to their concerns and to be heard
and, importantly, to be given the opportunity to influence outcomes that impact on their local community.
Perhaps the Deputy Premier could afford some time for our locals in Carseldine. Maybe she will get on
one of those trains that she is now supposed to be fixing and head down to Carseldine Railway Station,
after all it is just next door.
15 January 2017
Happy New Year. I hope you enjoyed a relaxing Christmas with your family and friends.
Over the Christmas closure period I received a letter from the Clerk of the Parliament enclosing the response from the Deputy Premier, Jackie Trad to the paper and ePetition re the Carseldine Urban Development. I have attached a copy of Ms Trad’s letter for you. (Click here)
It is clear from Ms Trad’s response that the Queensland Government is progressing this development without the full consultation process that the petition called for. I am still committed to the intent of the petition which allows the concerns of locals to be heard and for residents to have the opportunity to influence outcomes for the community.
Please be assured that I will keep you informed of any new information as it becomes available. In the meantime, should you have any queries or require any assistance please do not hesitate to contact my Electorate Office on 3554 7100 or by email at Aspley@parliament.qld.gov.au.