Problems with the draft King and Queen st masterplan

Problems with the draft King and Queen st masterplan

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Matthew Delaney started this petition to Mitchell Shire Council

The Mitchell Shire Council have, once again, brought the draft King and Queen street master plan up for discussion within our community. This is the 4th time the master plan has been brought up for review in less than a decade, the most recent being last year during the height of Covid19 Pandemic. Even with minimal engagement with the community there were over 50 formal submissions to the 2020 draft. However these submissions have been ignored with the council requiring the rate payers to provide yet another submission for practically the same draft master plan.

This petition is to notify the council of your objections however it doesn't make up for a formal submissions. These should be made here https://engagingmitchellshire.com/wallan-king-queen-masterplan

The Key issues raised by many rate payers are as listed.

The King and Queen street master plan doesn't have the infrastructure to support the populations growth it is predicting. The master plan is utilizing the Wallan Community park and putting a 25 m wide road in the eastern end of the park. Destroying 4,300 square meters of the very limited parkland in the area. The plan "proposes an additional 23,000 square meters of open space" which is no way guaranteed due to it being under private ownership and "an additional 48,500 square meters of land for drainage along waterways/creeks and public utilities" which is a fancy way of saying we cant build on this so lets make this floodway into a park... oh and pop the sewerage treatment in it too and call it a park.

The size of the residential blocks are not providing "a semi-rural community character and environmental values" as the plan suggests. With lot sized smaller than 300 square meters allowed with in the plan. This dense living will ensure that our "semi-rural" shire become the next over crowded Craigieburn.

The Connector road through the Wallan community park is the main point of contention for the majority of the 2020 submissions. This road is redirecting traffic from the main roads and onto the residential streets. The council have predicted that greater than 3,000 cars will use this road as a through fair each day. This road will provide a quick route between Wallara Waters, the shopping center, Hidden Valley and the new on ramp to the freeway. This road will make Queen street and Poplar way dangerous to live on, these roads are not built for this sort of traffic and will become riddled with pot holes. The connector road will make the park unusable to small kids and dogs and it will change the way of life for many of the current rate payers within Mitchell Shire. 

The wild life will also suffer greatly because of this connector road. The Mitchel shire has vowed to protect the wild life corridor however they are proposing a through fair through it. The road will remove an area used by bird as a rest area as seen during the bush fire season and is frequented by kangaroos daily. The water way that the road will destroy is filled with frogs and other creatures that will perish with the pollution, noise and chemicals that this road will bring, damaging the local ecosystem forever. 

In signing this petition you are requesting a formal community meeting and voicing your concerns that the Masterplan is not beneficial to the current and future rate payers of Wallan. That the master plan should should state a minimum of 500 square meters for a residential block. The connector road should be removed from the plan as it is dangerous to wildlife, people and pets. The plan should guarantee parklands that are not in the flood ways. 

This plan is not adequate.

Please remember to lodge a formal submission to https://engagingmitchellshire.com/wallan-king-queen-masterplan

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