Councillor’s Comment

Amanda Hay
Amanda Hay

Amanda Hay – Division 1

These are my own personal views. I do not purport to speak on behalf of Council. Decisions of Council are made only by majority vote, legislative authority or under authority delegated by Council. 

Eat Local Month – Officially launched on 16 April 2024, our region’s signature foodie event runs from 01 – 30 June with 120+ event on offer. For event info:

ANZAC Day services – I look forward to attending the ANZAC Day ceremonies at three of our local schools and the dawn ceremony at the Circle of Remembrance – War Memorial on Main Street at 5.00am, followed by a march commencing 10.00am and day service commencing at 11.00am. Anzac Day is a time at which Australians reflect on the many different meanings of war, past and unfortunately present.

Approved development 17 April 2024 – Dual Occupancy – 272 Main Westen Rd. On 17 April Council voted unanimously, after some discussion, to approve a further dwelling and studio, however a condition was imposed which prevents the existing and new dwelling and the studio from being use for short-term accommodation.

Controversial proposed development – 30 Kidd St. Development application documents are now available via Council’s website on DAP Online with perhaps the Site Plan being of most interest: ECM_12534822_v1_Attachment 1 – Architectural Plans ( It shows 166 separate dwellings (yes, 166), a clubhouse, community gardens and playing courts which extend across the entire property with one tree shown as retained – presumably the original “money tree” avocado. It is disappointing that the applicant did not seek community feedback prior to lodgement, given that this is the largest development ever proposed for our Mountain.

On 22 March 2024 Council wrote to the applicant as follows: “General note on the presented scale, form and intensity of the proposal. Upon completion of the preliminary review of the development application, Council Officers have critical concerns with the presented proposal. Specifically, the scale, form and intensity of the presented proposal conflicts with relevant provisions of both the Scenic Rim Planning Scheme 2020 (as amended 30 June 2023) and the provisions of the Scenic Rim Growth Management Strategy 2041. Further, the presented proposal disregards expansive commentary provided on these issues by Council Officers at both a Concept Meeting…held on 11 January 2023 and a Pre-Lodgement Meeting…held on 18 October 2023. Council Officers are not supportive of the presented proposal and will seek for significant changes to be made as part of its forthcoming Information Request.” The Information Request and response document are not as yet visible.

 “A little progress each day adds up to big results.” ―Satya Nani