Ruth McCosker, 03 March 2016

St JOHN’S Lutheran Church and Kindergarten staff say they’ve been “left in the dark” about the progress of a potential development they say threatens the kindergarten’s focus on wildlife education.

The Southern Star reported on December 16 last year that parents and staff at the kindergarten were concerned the proposed petrol station at 2659 Logan Rd, Eight Mile Plains, near the kindy, could generate health problems.

The kindergarten and church community have since lodged a 139-signature petition with Brisbane City Council.

The development application was made by TfA Project Group on behalf of the applicant, Synergy Property Partners, on August 31.

Church member Lorraine Brine said the kindergarten encouraged environmental education.

The children recently raised a colony of green tree frogs and staff said the petrol station could jeopardise the animals’ livelihood.

“The environment at the kindergarten could be changed,” Ms Brine said.

Neighbourhood Planning and Development Assessment chairwoman Cr Amanda Cooper said due to the site’s proximity to the kindergarten, council requested the developer provide independent technical investigations to show impacts of traffic, noise and odours and how they would be managed.

Synergy Property Partners did not respond to Southern Star’s questions.

Extracted in full from the Courier Mail.