What now for the Toxic Blister Zone?

PHOTO: Corner Goebels Rd and Mt Forbes School Rd MT FORBES which was originally
proposed to be the Toxic Blister Zoning
Minister Stirling Hinchcliffe has canned the proposed Toxic Blister Zone or has he.
There were two (2) projects currently underway involving proposed industrial land at Ebenezer. The first project is a joint Queensland Government and Ipswich City Council master planning project for the existing, designated Ebenezer / Willowbank Business and Industry Area which is situated to the south west of the Amberley RAAF Base and east of Mount Forbes Road and north of Goebels Road.

This area had been designated and zoned for business and industry purposes under both the Moreton Shire and Ipswich City Planning Schemes since at least 1993. The detailed master planning project intends to develop an overall structure plan for the area inclusive of, wildlife, riparian and open space corridors, buffer areas, major service corridors and infrastructure networks, a strategic road network and appropriate land use precincts. For further information in relation to the Ebenezer / Willowbank master planning project, please contact Ms Dannielle Owen at Council on 3810 6895.

The second project involved a preliminary investigation by the Department of Infrastructure and Planning into a number of sites in South East Queensland for the placement of difficult to locate, major impact industries. One of the sites involves land to the south of Goebels Road, Ebenezer and extends into the Scenic Rim Local Government Area.

Ipswich City Council had expressed concerns to the Department of Infrastructure and Planning and Minister Hinchliffe about the potential environmental effects of concentrating high impact industries to the sough of Ebenezer and the difficulties of integrating this project with the existing Ebenezer / Willowbank business and industry lands.

What I dont want to see is the higher end of the Toxic industries, placed in the original Ebenezer Proposal by stealth or default. The original zone was meant for low to medium impact industries. It was never meant for the “Narangba” type industry

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