Greens MP Michael Berkman mentioned on Friday there had been greater than 1000 submissions made on-line and lots of submitted on to the council.
The web site repeatedly timed out when makes an attempt have been made to load the zipline’s utility web page, which had tons of of submissions listed and 1000’s of pages of paperwork associated to the applying.
On Thursday morning, nevertheless, lord mayor Graham Quirk had mentioned the council didn’t make selections primarily based on the variety of submissions, however on their content material and the main points of the submission itself.
Individuals who lodge an accurate submission have attraction rights in opposition to the council’s ultimate resolution.
Within the first week of the 15-day submission interval, about 200 submissions had been acquired, most of which highlighted issues with environmental degradation if the zipline venture was permitted.
Final week, the State Evaluation and Referral Company additionally gave approval for the venture to maneuver to the subsequent stage of processing, with the lord mayor saying he had at all times been assured the zipline can be constructed.
Cr Quirk mentioned he had gone to the final election with the zipline as an election promise.
A Division of State Improvement mentioned the venture had been designed for “minimal” land clearing and the approval had been given with alterations to the venture.
“A complete of 1.95ha of native vegetation is proposed to be cleared for this venture,” the spokesman mentioned.
“This space is required for pylons, poles, platforms and services.
“SARA has conditioned that clearing can solely happen in accordance with a plan that depicts solely bushes required to be cleared for the venture’s infrastructure.
“The minimal quantity of vegetation clearing mirrored in these situations ensures that heritage values should not adversely affected.”
The spokesman mentioned SARA had additionally required modifications to the launch pad and viewing platform designs to minimuse the visible affect when considered from the summit.
The necessities included all building supplies being “non-reflective and in earthy tones” and display screen to cover the majority of the construction from the summit viewing platform.
Lucy is the city affairs reporter for the Brisbane Instances, with a particular curiosity in Brisbane Metropolis Council.