Residents fight unit development

Cannon Hill residents are concerned about a proposed unit development in a quaint residential pocket to the south of Wynnum Road.

Resident Brett Bennett told this week’s Brisbane City Council meeting he had a petition of 200 signatures from the wider community opposing the development.

The Cannon Hill Action Group’s survey found 89 percent of people said they would actively fight to stop blocks of units from being built next to their property and 64 percent said they were opposed to a three-to-five storey block of units being built on the southern side of Wynnum Road.

“It is clear that the overwhelming sentiment of Cannon Hill community is that they are strongly opposed to an increase in density set up on Wynnum Road,” Mr Bennett said.

Residents believe that the street that has been singled out for this new multi-unit density clearly demonstrates a lack of understanding of this area.

“The proposal to introduce unit development South of Wynnum Road demonstrates a reckless disregard of the community by committing haphazard development in an area that is likely to remain entrenched with detached housing,” Mr Bennett said.

Neighbourhood Planning and Development Assessment Committee chairman Cr Amanda Cooper said the Council would consider the residents’ objections before making a decision.

“We will very much take their feedback on board,” Cr Cooper said.

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