Community Meeting: rough report - speakers platform

The August 7th Beachmere Community meeting  was chaired by Frank Harvey.The meeting proceeded this way:

Di Ohlsen presented an overview of the draft plan...with on screen/powerpoint assistance. Steve Keeping  reported on a meeting with council representatives held on August 6th at the Beachmere Activities Centre. Steve Termont-Schenk,Beachmere resident and civil engineer, reported on a meeting with council on July 30th and explained the submission process and flagged the generic letterLisa France, local MP,  addressed the argy bargying between state government and local council and circulated correspondance between the deputy premier and MBRC mayor Allan Sutherland.

It was also pointed out that in attendance on the platform were two representatives from state government:

  • Adam Yem:Policy Advisor - Office of the Deputy Premier - Queensland Government
  • James Coutts: Executive Director, Planning Services -Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning
Related: Caboolture News coverage of the issue.Note worthy quotes, esp from mayor:
EARLIER in the week, MBRC Mayor Allan Sutherland and planning and development spokesman Mick Gillam said the flood mapping would not change significantly but they would study the submissions and consider zoning changes.
"The mapping is what it is: We can't go about there changing the mapping that is statistically correct," Cr Sutherland said.