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Monday, 21 May 2018
Page: 4055


Mr DICK (Oxley) (16:29): I rise today to place on record my strong opposition to a proposed high-rise development in my community at Forest Lake, and to put on record my strong support for the Forest Lake Action Group, who are leading the charge to stop this development from going ahead.

Forest Lake is a beautiful local suburb, which many families, seniors and young couples call home. You'll find the lake buzzing with the voices of children and couples taking their pets for a walk around the lake edge of a late afternoon, as the sun sets over the majestic waters. But now this is under serious threat; an eight-storey development is planned adjacent to the lake, which will overshadow what has always been a scenic community meeting place.

The LNP council has remained silent on this development. The local community campaign to stop this is now in full swing, with almost 500 local residents signing an online petition, and the Forest Lake Action Group encouraging more residents to sign up. I would particularly like to thank the organisers: Hamish Krammer, Darren Haines, Steve Bruford, Lisa Robinson and Greg Huddleston from the Forest Lake Action Group, alongside hardworking local councillor, Charles Strunk, who is at the forefront of this campaign to stop the high rise from going ahead.

I strongly encourage other local residents who are opposed to this development to sign the online petition, which I will link to my Facebook page today. Together we will fight this and together we will win.