Scenic Rim Regional Council refuses development applications

REFUSED: Two applications for development projects have been rejected by council on the grounds of potential noise pollution.
REFUSED: Two applications for development projects have been rejected by council on the grounds of potential noise pollution.

SCENIC Rim Regional Council has knocked back two applications for development projects this week.

Council said an application for a rocket testing facility at Palen Creek was rejected due to concerns regarding the controls for noise and vibration, with particular consideration of the impacts on neighbouring properties with cattle grazing and stock horse breeding.

The research and development facility was proposed for the testing of engines on rockets of 46 centimetres and nine centimetres in diameter which were to be designed and manufactured in a separate facility on the Gold Coast.

Planning and Development Committee Chair Councillor Nigel Waistell said he was concerned about the impact of noise and vibration on neighbouring properties from the rocket testing.

"We recognise the concerns of local residents and believe this facility is not compatible with rural uses," he said.

Council said an application for a private greyhound training and breeding facility for up to 50 dogs on an 11-hectare property at Harrisville also failed to gain support.

"Concerns were raised about the adequacy of the proposed noise attenuation measures in mitigating the potential impacts of the facility on nearby homes and the township of Harrisville," Cr Waistell said.