11 Bergman Street, Samford Village QLD 4520

Material Change of Use - Development Permit for Multiple Dwelling

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website 3 months ago. It was received by them 3 days earlier.

(Source: Moreton Bay Regional Council, reference 2018/37677/V2M)

16 Comments

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  1. Beverley Boddice commented

    I am writing my concerns for development on 11 Bergman street Samford. My sister has lived at 9 Bergman street for over 30 years. I am a frequent visitor to Samford as my grandchildren attend Samford state school. This area is quiet and while we except normal growth in this village I do not fell that this type of development will not be appropriate dwellings for this area . My sisters husband has been in poor health and she has health problems as well . I feel this will escalate their well being. Also that street has enough issues with entering and exiting main roads. The privacy of all neighbouring boundaries would be subject to noise and lighting issues and I know in my brother-in-laws case he would become a prisoner in his home, fearful of people peering in his home. I feel that this complex is not suitable for this block and another thing to consider is that public transport is very poor. Also that it would increase parking in the streets which is limited as it is . Please take into consideration all of these issues and hopefully common sense will prevail.
    Thank you Beverley Boddice

  2. John Grant Ross wrote to local councillor Darren Grimwade

    As a resident of 25 years at nearby 19 Progress Street, I am totally opposed to what’s planned at 11 Bergman Street in Samford Village. Unit developments are inconsistent with the Samford town plan bringing as they do additional vehicle traffic dangers to any suburb where they are built. We have tolerated subdivisions for houses and granny flats in recent years but units are certainly not suitable and we as a growing group of angry residents will campaign strongly against any proposal for units threatening our lifestyles. There is ample space and land for units in other parts of The Moreton Regional council area and they have already been established in suburbs like Brendale. Councillors supporting units in Samford will do so at their electoral peril when the council elections are held next year.

    Delivered to local councillor Darren Grimwade. They are yet to respond.

  3. Ray Derbyshire wrote to local councillor Darren Grimwade

    Once again we see a Planning Application submitted to Council right over the Christmas period when the Village Pump and the NW News are on a break and when many in and around the Village have their minds on other things or are away.
    Presumably the public advice for this Application was buried within the Courier Mail on 20 December ?
    For those interested in placing comments on this Planning Alerts website just make sure that, should you be wanting it to be taken as an Objection on the Application for an MCU, that your comments will be treated by Council as a 'properly made submission' or, whilst I am sure Council Planning Officers will be interested in the feedback, it may have no weight in their final determination.
    You should receive confirmation in writing from Council that they have accepted your comments as a Properly Made Submission. If not you will need to submit your comments separately against the DA number on the Application.

    Delivered to local councillor Darren Grimwade. They are yet to respond.

  4. John Grant Ross wrote to local councillor Darren Grimwade

    As a resident of 25 years at nearby 19 Progress Street, I am totally opposed to what’s planned at 11 Bergman Street in Samford Village. Unit developments are inconsistent with the Samford town plan bringing as they do additional vehicle traffic dangers to any suburb where they are built. We have tolerated subdivisions for houses and granny flats in recent years but units are certainly not suitable and we as a growing group of angry residents will campaign strongly against any proposal for units threatening our lifestyles. There is ample space and land for units in other parts of The Moreton Regional council area and they have already been established in suburbs like Brendale. Councillors supporting units in Samford will do so at their electoral peril when the council elections are held next year.

    Delivered to local councillor Darren Grimwade. They are yet to respond.

  5. Rosalie and James Rowe wrote to local councillor Darren Grimwade

    To be blunt...PLEASE DO NOT SPOIL OUR VILLAGE. Over the last few years there has been an increase in traffic through the village and parking is difficult. This type of building is not in keeping with the area and will exasperate the problems already faced. If property has to be build then low set buildings should always be incouraged. Samford Village is a beautiful, unique village and should be kept as such. There is plenty of land elsewhere that is more suitable for type of dwelling.

    Delivered to local councillor Darren Grimwade. They are yet to respond.

  6. Paul Barton commented

    Traffic congestion in an around Samford is already increasing at an alarming rate due to more people taking up residence in and around Samford. This application will open the door for more multi dwelling living arrangements that will make it unsafe and incredibly difficult to travel through the village at peak times.
    This proposed dwelling also does not fit in with the character of the village and for many will take away the current appeal in this area.
    Please consider the reasons why residents live in Samford as the number one priority above developers profits.

  7. Linda Myers commented

    I have already written to Councillor Grimwade regarding this proposed development and he provided me with helpful advice. Apparently our objections do not mean much until the proposed development has been submitted to council.

    My husband and I live at 12 Bergman Street, where we have resided for six and a half years. Prior to that we lived on acreage within the Samford Valley for twenty years. We have observed change and development over these years - some which has added value to the area and some which have been detrimental.

    We, like many others, chose to move to this area to have a semi rural lifestyle and to be a part of the wider community. We believe, very strongly, that this type of high density development is inappropriate for the Samford area. It will have an immediate impact on those living directly next to the property (which we are not) creating noise pollution and loss of privacy.

    Another big issue (already mentioned by others) is that of increased traffic volumes and inadequate parking spaces. This will lead to congestion within the street, further noise pollution and increase the likelihood of traffic accidents.

    It should be noted that the property is on a dangerous corner and if the development goes ahead this will definitely ebndanger the lives of all who use this street regularly: whether driving, walking, jogging or riding a bicycle.

    I sincerely petition the council to consider the well being of rare payers who reside in this area when they make their decision.

  8. Ray Derbyshire commented

    Another issue of importance here is one of precedence.
    If Bergman Street is allowed to proceed then why not the large block behind the Post Office, or even the block adjoining John Scott Park (currently a shared office facility).
    I'll even take it a step further - What an opportunity for a cunning developer to offer to build a brand new Rugby League facility out of town and turn the current field into units.
    Beware the 'Pandora's Box'.

  9. Nicole commented

    I love living in my town house/ you it complex.

    It’s a smaller complex of 30 units. We back back onto a nature reserve water way. There are many houses around us. It’s a relatively quiet complex with a mix of professionals and blue collar workers. Lots of singles living on their own too.

    I don’t like maintaining a large yard as a single mum.

    We have a town house that has a double garage. Two living areas. Three bathrooms. A laundry. Massive patio over the lagoon reserve.

    Hard polished timber stair case
    Great top quality fittings
    Fully air conditioned
    $4600 hot water systems

    What I’m getting at is - if built well - town house living offers life style in a nice home.

    You’re best to work with your town planning and have provisions put in place like ensuring all houses must have a double garage etc

    You can work together to keep all people happy

    To think those of us who live in high density housing are like some form of ghetto dwellers is insulting.

  10. C commented

    Emotive subject in Samford for many years.
    Nobody is saying a townhouse development is it will become ghetto dwellers.
    Firstly consider the price of the end product, and that makes the comment or suggestion void.
    It’s about the change an inevitable change.
    Barriers to the development are:
    Traffic increase to the main road yes but not Main Street directly
    Public transport is nil
    I suggest if you want to voice your concerns go to the Council meeting and be heard on facts not emotion. Bob our previous council member was a strong advocate, talk to him. However whinging about change will fall on deaf ears. Because if you go back 30 years Samford was vastly different.

  11. Elizabeth Mary Pengelly commented

    As a resident of Samford Village for the last 13 years I absolutely oppose this development. I have family who have lived in the area for over 30 years, and although we have watched progress grow our village, we have never been more disheartened by the developments, than we are about this one. If approved, high density housing will take over this area - that is already overrun with the environmental impacts of land development and increased traffic, and the diminishing semi rural lifestyle people live in Samford for. Please consider the people in the street and next door to the proposed development, and even in the surrounding streets who have lived in their homes for many years. Consider - would you want this built next to your home??

  12. Elizabeth Mary Pengelly wrote to local councillor Darren Grimwade

    As a resident of Samford Village for the last 13 years I absolutely oppose this development. I have family who have lived in the area for over 30 years, and although we have watched progress grow our village, we have never been more disheartened by the developments, than we are about this one. If approved, high density housing will take over this area - that is already overrun with the environmental impacts of land development and increased traffic, and the diminishing semi rural lifestyle people live in Samford for. Please consider the people in the street and next door to the proposed development, and even in the surrounding streets who have lived in their homes for many years. Consider - would you want this built next to your home??

    Delivered to local councillor Darren Grimwade. They are yet to respond.

  13. John Seddon commented

    One of the things I noticed in the traffic report was this;

    // 4.1 Car Parking Supply
    // In accordance with the Moreton Bay Regional Council Planning Scheme, the following car parking rate it applicable to the proposed development:
    // Multiple Dwelling
    // 3 spaces per dwelling
    // Based on the above rate, a total of 24 car parking spaces are warranted to achieve the acceptable car parking outcome for the proposed development.
    // The proposal provides a total of 18 car parking spaces, resulting in a shortfall of six spaces against the Council Planning Scheme. It is proposed that each unit will provide a double lockup garage, and visitor parking provided at a rate of one space per four dwelling. Such is considered to be satisfactory given the scale of the proposed development (8 units).

    I would refute this suitability because I would assume it's based on adequate on-street parking. I have lived in the adjoined street for 3 years, and the proposed site is at the apex of a corner meaning no immediate parking is available to the lot (how would this affect disabled guests), and there are subdivided sections already in the area meaning lots of driveways breaking up viable parking areas. This means if one of those 8 properties were to have a family gathering or party, the streets will be lined with cars some distance from the property.
    Now imagine it was Christmas or Australia Day and multiple properties were hosting (which is imminently possible); where will all these cars be safely parking? What will they be walking on given there are no footpaths in the area? Will illegally parked vehicles be policed?
    I also have concerns surrounding the impact on wildlife, noise levels, pollution, internet speeds, fire hazard, rubbish collection, etc, but they will be addressed in my written objection.
    It is also interesting to note the people in support of this (Nicole and C) so far, don't seem interested in providing their full names, or providing logical arguments beyond 'townhouses are good' (yes, in towns not villages), and 'change is inevitable' (which is a catchphrase invented by developers to make money).

  14. Sandi Daniels wrote to local councillor Allan Sutherland

    Please respect the need to keep Samford low density and population limited. Samford is the last fringe area of acreage and green space close to Brisbane, it is a tourist (coffee) destination and green lungs for the ever crowded city across the hill. This is not an appropriate development amongst semi rural space. Traffic, supermarkets and other infrastructure will follow and will change the area for ever. Please listen to the people that live here. It us not and never will be supported. Council will shoot itself in the foot by allowing a suburban footprint here.

    Delivered to local councillor Allan Sutherland. They are yet to respond.

  15. Kerri Lambert commented

    I oppose this proposed development. I am a resident of one of the nearby streets and this development will only increase traffic to an area that is already at capacity. There is inadequate public transport infrastructure in the village to support high density housing so the residents must rely on cars to travel to and form work, school etc. There is not enough jobs for everyone to work in the village and to afford the cost of rent and property in Samford Village you need to work or be independently wealthy. This development is being marketed at affordable housing solutions to try and sell it to the locals. We all know that it will not be affordable housing but due to the property market in Samford it will be on the upper end. The increased traffic and cars parked all over the streets will make this once safe quiet neighborhood noisy and unsafe for pedestrians and motorists.
    Samford Village prides itself on being a semi rural country town full of history ad greenspaces. It is a tourist destination which the local business rely on to support their businesses and families. By changing the footprint of this unique suburb you will destroy this suburbs uniqueness. We have already lost a large native habitat tree in Cash Ave north at the new development currently underway. It had to be removed apparently due to signs of poisoning. Is this future we want for Samford?

  16. Martin Forrer commented

    I am a resident in the Samford Valley for 24 years. I totally oppose this development. The local infrastructure is already at its limit. Such a development would not only increase traffic, it would also destroy the character and semi rural live stile of the Samford area. Once such a development is approved it would be only a matter of time until further blocks are used for similar developments.

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