LNP vows to save North Lakes golf course from prohibited development

The LNP has pledged to save North Lakes Golf Course from unacceptable development proposals if elected at the state election.

LNP Candidate for Bancroft Phil Carlson said the land had been under threat of mass development for more than two years and the community deserved certainty on its future.

“As a resident of the Bancroft electorate since 2004, and the Vice President of the Save North Lakes Golf Course Group, I have been fighting for planning certainty in the North Lakes community for over two years.

“If elected, the LNP will amend the Planning Act to protect North Lakes golf course and other communities under threat from prohibited developments.

“The current Labor politician in Bancroft, who is the Chair of the Queensland Parliament Planning Committee, has failed to step in and stand up for our community. Labor’s failure to act has caused years of uncertainty and hardship for our community.

“I am proud to have fought for and secured this commitment, which will have a lasting and positive impact for residents of North Lakes and other planned communities.”

Shadow Minister for State Development Andrew Powell said the LNP would provide certainty for North Lakes families by amending planning legislation in consultation with Council and the local community.

“We will ensure the future use of the old golf course site is in line with the community expectations,” Mr Powell said.

“The LNP supports jobs and economic development but it has to meet with approved planning schemes and be supported by local residents.

“Despite concerns raised by local residents about the future of the old golf course site, the Palaszczuk Labor Government has failed to act.

“The LNP has listened to the community and we will make the legislative changes that are needed to protect the lifestyle of local families.”

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