|Overlay of track plan from the Application to Council onto Google Earth|
Even during the public notification period there were rumours that huge amounts of earth had been excavated from part of the property and trucked to the proposed motocross track location and laid out in mounds along the proposed course of the track.
Lockyer Valley Regional Council officers attempted to inspect the property some time just before the end of the notification period (i.e. before 18 December), but the gate was locked and when they attempted to contact the owner to gain access they were told he was overseas.
Then, just before Christmas there was a report that the track had been completed.
Council officers visited the property again on 7 January and, as a result of their investigations, on 8 January "compliance action was initiated against the owner of the property in relation to operational works being undertaken without development approval."
It will be interesting to see where this leads.