THE State Government has called in the controversial $900 million Cedar Woods development between The Gap and Upper Kedron for reassessment.
Brisbane City Council approved the development in December last year, despite almost 1000 objections from residents who feared it would damage the environment and cause traffic issues.
After Labor won Government in the January 2015 State Election, Local Government and Planning Minister Jackie Trad asked for public submission to decide whether the approval should be called in.
Yesterday (Tuesday), she announced she would reassess the application to “ensure the right balance was achieved”.
“While Cedar Woods could potentially contribute $900 million to the Queensland economy and create up to 1,000 jobs during peak construction, we must balance that with genuine community concerns,” Ms Trad said.