Community engagement2017-12-01T05:13:57+00:00

Community engagement

Metro North is working closely with the developer, Australian Unity, to ensure the community is kept informed about Herston Quarter. Australian Unity is engaging with local residents, staff, patients and existing partners within the Herston Health Precinct to understand any concerns relating to the redevelopment of Herston Quarter and how we can work together.

Australian Unity publishes a monthly enewsletter and the community can subscribe to receive the enewsletter. Information about site activity is also regularly published on the Australian Unity Herston Quarter website.

Statutory notification

Public notification of the proposed development scheme for the Herston Quarter Priority Development Area (PDA) has now concluded.

The 30 business day public notification period for all interested parties to view the proposed development scheme and make a written submission was held from 7 August to 18 September 2017. The proposed development scheme is the document which will guide the future redevelopment of the Herston Quarter site.

Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) will prepare a submissions report and once approved will make the report and development scheme available online.

EDQ is the State’s planning authority responsible for the preparation of the development scheme, a regulatory document that controls land use, infrastructure planning and development for Herston Quarter.

For more information about this process visit the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning website or visit the Have Your Say page. Further information is also available in the August edition of EDQ’s community newsletter.

Previous consultation

Consultation was held prior to the Herston Quarter Redevelopment Project being transitioned to Metro North Hospital and Health Service in March 2017 as lead partner to oversee developer, Australian Unity, and manage the project.

In February 2017, EDQ distributed a newsletter about the proposed development and associated planning process to the community.

During 2015 and 2016, the Queensland Government conducted stakeholder briefings, established a website, distributed correspondence from government representatives, and distributed several enewsletters to subscribers. Consultation also included a publically notifiable community workshop held in December 2015 to help shape the masterplan for the Herston Quarter. These activities were undertaken by Queensland Treasury on behalf of the Queensland Government.

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