The recent severe flooding in parts of our neighbourhood covered by the Sherwood Neighbourhood Plan has caused us to reflect on what changes, if any, should be made to the plan.
Our hearts go out to residents, property owners and business that have been affected by the flood.
The Queensland Government Commission of Enquiry will provide a significant amount of resources to analysing why the flood occurred and what should be done in the future to reduce flooding and mitigate its effects.
The Brisbane City Council has approved a new planning instrument allowing Brisbane flood victims to raise their homes one metre higher than the 8.5 metre flood limit without applying for special approval. Developers will have to ensure essential services are flood proof or built above flood levels. The existing maximum height of 8.5 metres for the home’s highest point will remain for houses not affected by flood.