1109 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach QLD 4221

Material Change of Use Code Assessment Multiple Dwelling and Short Term Accomodation

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website 20 days ago. It was received by them 1 day earlier.

(Source: Gold Coast City Council, reference MCU/2019/417)

33 Comments

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  1. Jennifer commented

    Seriously eight levels?? 14 bedrooms and effectively 6 carpark spaces. Come ON GCCC be realistic about this kind of residential density. Clearly developers got in years ago with the high rise development and this little strip of land between Gold Coast Highway and the coast has had enough.

  2. Karen Rowles commented

    I STRONGLY OBJECT TO THIS DEVELOPMENT.
    I STRONGLY OBJECT TO THE HEIGHT OF 8 LEVELS.
    There is NO INFRASTRUCTURE CURRENTLY in place to support the plethora of HIGH RISES already approved, under construction and already completed.
    It is absolutely unacceptable that these High Rises are destroying the character and amenity of Palm Beach.
    The GCCC Planning Committee are destroying our lifestyle every time one of these Developments, that are drastically outside the City Plan Guidelines is Approved.

  3. Karen Rowles commented

    8 LEVELS ON A 412m2 BLOCK.... I STRONGLY OBJECT.
    NO WAY.
    INADEQUATE ON SITE PARKING.... I STRONGLY OBJECT.
    COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE.

  4. Karen Rowles commented

    CORRECTION
    It is 8 LEVELS ON 460m2.
    Still this Development is completely UNACCEPTABLE.
    There should be NO UNDERCROFTS allowed, unless completely enclosed to limit car and traffic noise in the Car Park for neighbouring residents.
    This design is extremely ugly and not befitting the amenity of Palm Beach. Disgraceful.... Utterly, utterly disgraceful....
    Strongly object.

  5. Ben Rowles commented

    This is Ludicrous. 8 Levels on 460m2. This podium design is unacceptable. This design creates too much car noise for neighbouring residents. The Car Park should be underground. These podium designs are all about making construction costs cheaper for the developer, whilst creating unwanted noise and light for neighbours.
    The number of car spaces is inadequate. There are too many high rises in Palm Beach already. The Light Rail is a decade away... if it ever even makes this area as most residents do not want the Light Rail through Palm Beach. The transport infrastructure is completely inadequate, yet you keep approving these unwanted ugly buildings. We want sensible design with open communal space and lots of trees and landscaping.
    The setbacks are unacceptable. I object to this development.

  6. Tamara Johansen commented

    I object to this proposed development in it's current state for the following reasons:

    - Density - Proposed site is far too small to accommodate an apartment of this size - 8 x stories on 460m2, and is therefore in breach of our density zoning - 1 bed/28.75m2 vs 1 bed/33m2 - this needs to be reduced.

    - Communal Open Space - Zero communal open space is provided for residents because there is a small park and beach nearby - this needs to be addressed and COS should be provided for residents

    - Design - Architectural Design of proposed development is not aesthetically pleasing and does not improve or enhance our streetscape - needs to be revised to fit the character of Palm Beach

    - Site coverage - exceeds Acceptable Outcome for Palm Beach - needs to be reduced

    - Carparking - Basement/below ground car parking should be provided in order to reduce disruption and nuisance to neighbouring residents. Due to the limited on street car parking in area, some increased allowances need to be made to provide ample off street parking for residents and visitors.

  7. Arlys Baker commented

    This is becoming utterly ridiculous. Currently Palm Beach does not have the infrastructure to support these high rises. We don’t want high rises in Palm Beach. We don’t want light rail in Palm Beach. To put an 8 level high rise on 460m2 is just insane.
    You must stop approving these developments in Palm Beach. They are destroying the amenity of the area. The setbacks are unacceptable on this development. The undercroft is a unacceptable. Undercrofts should not be allowed. If they are, they should be enclosed as to reduce noise for neighbors. Above ground car parks should not be allowed. There should be basement car parking. No podium design either. Disgraceful design. We need more greenery. More trees. Less concrete. Sustainable green design.
    I strongly object to this development.

  8. Sue Ralph commented

    This development is shocking in its audacity.
    The public meeting in Palm Beach on the 16th of October showed the anger and disgust of the local residents, when they got together to discuss the density and lack of infrastructure, for development in our suburb. Now we are being confronted with a proposal which is even worse!

    8 stories on 460m2 contravenes our density guidelines severely. From 1 bedroom /33m2 to a proposed 1 bedroom /28.75m2! Imagine the quality of life for people living in such cramped conditions. Are we building homes....or ghettos?

    Six car spaces in 8 units! Can this possibly be considered great planning and design?There is nowhere to park in Palm Beach now and GCCCis seriously considering approving this. There should be 2 car spaces per unit in underground car parks not above ground. The council needs to be thinking of people’s quality of life before money. These podium designed buildings are turning Palm Beach into a very ugly landscape.

    I very strongly object to the density also the height and lack of parking proposed for this development. Councillors please think seriously about the destruction of the beautiful Gold Coast before approving buildings such as this. The lack of gardens and the minimal setbacks from the streets present a very ugly streetscape. We have to live here.

  9. Domenica De Pasquale commented

    The density of this proposed development is far too great for the site. The set backs are not within the town plan guidelines. Only a 10 metre wide frontage for an 8 story building. Besides the fact that these plans look ridiculous, for a tall very narrow building on a small residential house site, it is not compliant and will impact the amenities of all local residents. Parking and Garbage removal along jefferson lane is already impossible.
    Please we beg the GCCC to be mindful of GOOD TOWN PLANNING PLEASE.
    This application is just ridiculous.

  10. Joanne Wheeler commented

    I strongly object to this proposed development.
    The issues of concern are many including the density, small setbacks and lack of adequate parking.
    Coupled with no allocated green space and the negative impact this will undoubtedly have on neighbours through noise, congestion, shadow and a significant diminishment in privacy through open balconies.
    Damage to neighbouring properties during construction would also be a real risk.
    One only has to cite the example of the Canopy development on 24th Avenue Palm Beach to demonstrate all of the above problems.
    This development provides no discernible benefit to the suburb or local community In fact it detracts and diminishes it. The only discernible benefit would be a significant financial one to the developers.
    The GCCC as custodians of the city have a responsibility and duty to act for the greater good of residents and as such should refuse planning permission for this and similar proposed developments.

  11. Dominique wright commented

    Yet another overdeveloped site to be approved despite the furure foresight and planning or a credible resolution to amend the lack of supporting infrastructure for a liveable and sustainable future.
    These bulky, soulless developments are not in keeping with the character of palm beach. Benchmarks set out in our City Master Plan are substantially reduced and are not being met in almost every new development along our narrow corridor of the coast.
    The inadequate supply of parking is of most concern. Not to mention, the lack of green space and loss of communal amenities on site.
    The buildings street appeal is very poor and based on the volume of the building for the site, the mass shadowing will effect not only neighbouring properties but the social, outdoorsy, community appeal of our area.

  12. Karen Rowles commented

    What gives the GCCC Planning Committee the right to approve a Development that clearly breaks the Setback, Communal Open Space, Car Spaces and Density City Plan Guidelines? I just don’t understand. We have a City Plan, but it’s consistently ignored. Enforce the Density. 1 Bedroom per 33 m2.
    Why are the communal open space guidelines being ignored in this development? Enforce the guidelines for communal open space.
    Setbacks are being ignored in this development. Enforce the City Plan Setbacks for the area.
    PLEASE ENFORCE ALL CITY PLAN GUIDELINES ON ALL DEVELOPMENTS. Therefore I object to this Development.

  13. Shannon May commented

    I strongly OBJECT to this development for the following reasons.

    8 stories on a small 445m2 site is far too small! My house sits on a bigger block than that and I we don't have a huge house or massive yards!

    Where is the adequate car parking, green space, the set backs, or the deep root plantings? Are plants on the side of buildings and on balconies going to be the new norm? They have no purpose but for the sake of the application. They won't survive and they won't be maintained. What will be left is another bland looking concrete building.

    We need quality landscaping and adherence to biophilic design principles to all low- medium and higher developments to maintain and preserve an ideal street scape and amenity. This building does not enhance aesthetic appeal to the streetscape of Palm Beach. Enough is enough. No more concrete buildings blocking sun and air flow to the suburb.

    There should be a clear separation / distance between buildings as stated in the Palm Beach Character Analysis.

    The site cover exceeds acceptable outcome. Density should also be adhered to and should trigger an impact assessment if benchmarks are exceeded, including code assessable areas.

    Why are developers constantly trying to squash people into tiny concrete boxes? (And why have council approved so many already?) They do nothing but diminish quality of living and the mental health of not only the people living in these smaller than small rooms, but also for all the people that are living around the concrete structure.
    This is not within the guidelines of the city plan and our elected council need to push back on developers wanting to push the boundaries because of excessive relaxations in the past. It is your responsibility GCCC, for the betterment of the our city.

  14. Niovi commented

    I strongly object to this development proposal.
    Palm Beach residents have consistently opposed the over-development of their community and this seems to be falling on deaf ears. This development will only create an eyesore and add to the concrete jungle that Palm Beach is quickly becoming.
    The development is too dense for the block size and there is already limited parking in the area.
    There is already an oversupply of tiny new apartments that have been recently constructed or are approaching completion. These buildings all detract from the character of the suburb and residents are impacted enormously by construction works.

  15. Karen Rowles commented

    What gives the GCCC Planning Committee the right to approve a Development that clearly breaks the Setback, Communal Open Space, Car Spaces and Density City Plan Guidelines? I just don’t understand. We have a City Plan, but it’s consistently ignored. Enforce the Density. 1 Bedroom per 33 m2.
    Why are the communal open space guidelines being ignored in this development? Enforce the guidelines for communal open space.
    Setbacks are being ignored in this development. Enforce the City Plan Setbacks for the area.
    PLEASE ENFORCE ALL CITY PLAN GUIDELINES ON ALL DEVELOPMENTS. Therefore I object to this Development.

  16. Karen Rowles commented

    8 LEVELS ON A 412m2 BLOCK.... I STRONGLY OBJECT.
    NO WAY.
    INADEQUATE ON SITE PARKING.... I STRONGLY OBJECT.
    COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE.

  17. Karen Rowles commented

    CORRECTION
    It is 8 LEVELS ON 460m2.
    Still this Development is completely UNACCEPTABLE.
    There should be NO UNDERCROFTS allowed, unless completely enclosed to limit car and traffic noise in the Car Park for neighbouring residents.
    This design is extremely ugly and not befitting the amenity of Palm Beach. Disgraceful.... Utterly, utterly disgraceful....
    Strongly object.

  18. Troy Jones commented

    I strongly object to this proposed development.

    460m2 is a completely inadequate block size for a seven storey development. If this is approved, it creates a completely unacceptable precedent for the area.

    Parking is already very limited in the immediate vicinity as it stands at present, with the proposed visitor and resident parking in this development evidently inadequate (2 visitor parks for a complex of this size).

    The podium level parking is not acceptable, as this creates noise and light pollution for residents in the immediate vicinity.

    The development is in breach of the density zoning - 1 bed/28.75m2 against 1 bed/33m2. Again, this would set a completely unacceptable precedent for the area.

    There should be a clear separation/distance between buildings, as stated in the Palm Beach Character Analysis. This development does not provide for this separation on either side of the building.

    The development clearly breaks the setback & communal open space regulations in the City Plan Guidelines and so therefore should not be approved.

    A building of this height on this sized block clearly detracts from the character and feel of the Palm Beach neighbourhood. Please follow GCCC guidelines and do not approve this development.

  19. GAVIN ROGERS commented

    I’m all for development and the benefits brought to communities in the form of local services, facilities, infrastructure and jobs.

    However, this development would set a dangerous precedent for the area, therefore I objection to this development proposal.

    A multi-storey development on a 460m2, constitutes over-development and greed.
    The development proposed for this Lot has two visitor’s carparks, which is unrealistic and will add to currently restricted parking options available on the Gold Coast Hwy. The lack of parking in the area will dramatically impact local businesses.

    Due to the constrained land area, this development will have an extreme site coverage. It will be boundary to boundary and have reduced street setbacks to accommodate the building. The design will have a dramatic impact on the streetscape of the area and greatly impact the quiet enjoyment of adjoining neighbours.

    If approved, the construction phase of this development will present many safety issues for the community, with both Jefferson Lane and Gold Coast Hwy carrying a large amount of pedestrian traffic. The size of the Lot offers limited room for the storage and delivery of building materials and the accommodation of construction staff.

    Gold City Council please encourage sensible development that is respectful to the local community. Rejecting this small lot development proposal would set a precedent and restore the local communities faith in Council’s Planning and Development Policies and Guidelines.

  20. Samuel Mead commented

    I wish to add my objection to this proposal, as it stands!!

    First, the size (height and footprint) of the building versus the block. The plans indicate up to an 8 storey high build, which straddles the block of land almost up to the boundary lines of the property. These dimensions would cast significant shadow and cause reduced light across vast swathes of local properties in the immediate vicinity. This would obviously be ameliorated by limiting the building’s height. For example building the garage spaces underground rather than at the proposed ground and first few levels above ground. The design of the northern facade of the building is basically a large multi-level concrete wall with dimensions encompassing the total height and depth of the building. It is totally objectionable for that harsh style and size of exterior wall to be constructed so close to a boundary line on a block of land that currently houses a two storey single residence. That jump in land use from a single residence with landscaped gardens to a huge multi residential building is too extreme for this part of the coast with its existing character and long term residents who have a right to the enjoyment of their properties. A middle of the road design must be considered in this location. The radiating heat from the immense surface area of that north facing exterior wall will be significant and uncomfortable for tenants and residents of the adjacent property which I note is only 6 storeys high and is set a reasonable distance from the boundary it shares with this property.

    Second, the plans indicate a number of separate dwellings will be incorporated in the building. Given the plot of land is only approx 460sqm it is not reasonable to have so many bedrooms (i.e. 14) or such a high density of people living on such a small block. There appears to be insufficient visitor parking and common area green space available on the block itself, in keeping with the design and style of other multi-level, multi-residence buildings in the area.

    Third, what adverse impacts will be experienced by local residents in the immediate vicinity during the construction phase of such a large building and once it is built and in full use. For example, noise, financial, health, increased strain on infrastructure, parking, blocked views and limited sunlight.

    A more sensible design and build must be proposed. The GCCC by NOT allowing this building to be constructed (in its current design, on such a small block with its inevitable adverse impact on local residents) will therefore ensure new objectionable precedents are not set in the Palm Beach area.

  21. Katie Jones commented

    I completely & utterly object to this proposal.

    This is a completely inadequate sized block for the proposed development.

    Palm Beach does not have the infrastructure to support such massive developments not to mention the loss of natural sunlight & green space within our community.

    We do not want to become another Gold Coast suburb polluted with high rises. This development must not be allowed to go ahead as this will set a precedent for future developments of this nature.

  22. Debra Wolfe commented

    Having done developments and recognise the merit in good planning and Council Planning Codes it was shocking to see such an application being considered for approval by GCCC for Palm Beach.

    An eight storey building on a 460 sqm site with ridiculous setbacks from roads, laneway and neighbouring boundaries which will infringe on natural light and quiet enjoyment of adjoining properties. I noted on the plans for 1109 that the adjoining property "Beach Palms" was stated as eight storeys which it is not - it is 6 storeys on a far bigger lot with an attractive lawn setback from the laneway creating the type of environment for Palm Beach we all enjoy.

    Furthermore, as a resident of Palm Beach we are already feeling the impact of many of the other developments with extra traffic on Jefferson Laneway and limited or no car parking for shopping, beach goers or visitors. The Laneway is used by many locals to walk and ride bikes to avoid the highway and is now becoming quite dangerous as vehicles speed down the Laneway.

    I agree with Gavin Rogers appeal: "Gold City Council please encourage sensible development that is respectful to the local community. Rejecting this proposal would set a precedent on these small lot developments and would restore the local communities faith in Councils Development Policies and Guidelines."

  23. Anne Jones commented

    I object to this proposed development at 1109 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach.

    This eight storey building is far too big for a tiny 460m2 block and will certainly set a dangerous precedent for this area that currently has a ‘village’ feel and we wish for it to stay that way.

    The setbacks are unacceptable and have this building dangerously close to both streets. This, in particular will create danger for pedestrians who are walking and cycling along Jefferson Lane. This thoroughfare is already busy enough and puts lives in danger with the extra vehicular movement near a highly pedestrianised area that this development will inevitably create.

    As Debra Wolfe mentioned, it is noted on the plans that the adjoining property ‘Beach Palms’, is eight stories. This is incorrect - please note that this building is only SIX stories. How can this plan be taken seriously, when basic facts such as this are incorrect in the submission?

    GCCC please enforce the city planning guidelines. If these are consistently ignored, the public will have no faith in the current council. The density regulations of 1 bedroom per 33m2 MUST be enforced. The communal open space and car spaces guidelines MUST be enforced. This plan appears not to meet this requirements.

    I’d also like to reinforce what Gavin Rogers has mentioned above in that if the GCCC reject this small lot development, it will restore the local communities faith in the planning and development guidelines.

  24. Christopher Moncrieff commented

    I strongly OBJECT to this proposed development. As a resident of Palm Beach I feel like my community is being negatively impacted by the constant building works and lack of infrastructure to support it. Mr Tate, I will not back your re-election as Mayor if you continue to allow these developments.
    1. No more High Rises
    2. No more podium parking
    3. No to the light rail coming through our community
    This building is ridiculous for a block this small and sets a dangerous precedent for other similar blocks. Stop destroying Palm Beach!

  25. Ron Jones commented

    What gives the GCCC planning committee the right to approve a development that clearly breaks the setback, communal open space, car parks & density city plan guidelines?

    There should be NO undercrofts allowed, unless completely enclosed to limit car and traffic noise in the car park for neighbouring residents.

    The development is in breach of the density zoning - 1 bed/28.75m2 against 1 bed/33m2. This would set a completely unacceptable precedent for the area.

    Furthermore, as a resident of Palm Beach I’m already feeling the impact of many of the other developments with extra traffic on JEFFERSON Lane.

    This is not within the guidelines of the city plan & our elected council need to push back on developers wanting to push the boundaries because of excessive relaxations in the past.

  26. Clair Smith commented

    I also wish to add my strong objection to this development proposal.

    I was stunned to see this plan for the Palm Beach area. This huge development on such a small block will create even more issues with local parking, which already is constrained.

    The plan indicates open car parking with an undercroft. This will create light and noise pollution for neighbours - a complete underground car park is the only acceptable solution for any development.

    460m2 is completely inadequate for this eight storey development. The setbacks are unacceptable and do not meet the GCCC planning guidelines. I often walk along Jefferson Lane with my young daughter and it already is crammed with traffic. This will only add to this and be dangerous for pedestrians, with the possibility of someone being injured or killed.

    The density of this development doesn’t meet city planning guidelines of 1 bedroom per 33m2. Why is council not following this and other guidelines such as communal open space and car spaces regulations?

    GCCC please do not approve this development. As a resident of the area, we want to maintain our local area feel. Please abide by the current planning regulations.

  27. Karen Rowles commented

    All Palm Beach Developments should be restricted to 29m or 7 levels.
    As per the City Plan Guidelines.
    Therefore I object to this Development.

  28. JULIE MORRIS commented

    I strongly OBJECT to this eight level tower on the 460 sqm block at 1109 Gold Coast Highway. And note that the adjoining property "Beach Palms" is six stories not eight.
    This type of development is overwhelming and is destroying the character of Palm Beach. Jefferson's Lane is currently enjoyed by families, visitors and the general community as a very significant recreational area that is unique. Why would you take away a landmark such as this that is enjoyed by so many in such a positive way: walking dogs, babies in prams, skating, cycling, all these activities give the area the relaxed, happy vibe that has a very positive impact to the area and the community.
    This development and "proposed" future developments such as this are ill-considered and the communities faith in council is negatively impacted.

  29. David Bowden commented

    I also object this development this will change the atmosphere of Palm Beach at the moment it very much a family and friendly atmosphere and will lose its character plus the total lack of control over parking total lack of safety and traffic procedures whilst previous constructions have been.
    I believe this will also a lot of people at the next elections.
    ill considered and I believe will have a negative effect on Palm Beach.
    For this reason I strongly disagree with this development.

  30. Belinda McManus commented

    I wish to object to this development.

    It is completely unacceptable for a building of seven levels to be built on 460m2. The setbacks, communal open space and parking are not to GCCC planning and development guidelines.

    Parking in the Palm Beach area is already constrained and this will only add to the current issues. It will also create heavier traffic on Jefferson Lane, which pedestrians use frequently. This will only endanger the lives of those walking and cycling on the lane way.

    The density regulations of 1 bedroom/33m2 are being ignored with this application. Council must adhere to its own guidelines to restore the faith of the community in this area.

    Undercroft parking must not be allowed as it only creates light and noise pollution for neighbouring properties. Underground parking has seen to create stability issues for surrounding properties and council must act on this.

    GCCC please do not allow this development to pass, as the area is losing its community feel and Palm Beach is quickly becoming over developed.

  31. Kevin Kunst commented

    I am totally stunned to see the developments that are already built or currently under construction in Palm Beach. Many have had the City Plan Guidelines completely ignored for Height, Setbacks and Density. The planned Light Rail Stage 3B seems to be the driving force behind these high density developments. However I don’t know of one single Palm Beach resident that wants the Light Rail through Palm Beach. I certainly do not. It’s too destructive.
    The setbacks in this Development are totally unacceptable. There must be communal open space between developments. We are losing our sunshine and our privacy.

    I also object to the density and height of this development. Jefferson Lane can not cope with the extra traffic that will come from these developments that are drastically outside City Plan Guidelines. It is only a matter of time before a pedestrian or a cyclist is hit by a car or construction vehicle, and injured or killed on Jefferson Lane.
    Where is the space for deep planting of large trees? There isn’t any space for adequate landscaping to allow for trees to grow to provide privacy.

    As a resident of Jefferson Lane, I strongly object to this development. I strongly object to the disregard of City Plan Guidelines in any and all development. These guidelines are there to protect our community and our lifestyle. These unwanted developments have an adverse effect on both. Destroying the very reason we chose to live in a small coastal community.

    I certainly will remember what Mayor Tate has done to our once lovely suburb on Election Day in March 2020. He won’t be getting my vote.

    The height of buildings in Palm Beach should be restricted to 29m or 7 Levels.
    No higher.
    8 Levels on 460m2 is ludicrous. Unacceptable.
    The Podium design is also not wanted in our suburb. This may keep costs down for the developer, but it creates unwanted noise and light from car parks. This noise can be 24/7. Where is the respect for neighbouring properties! As far as I can see, there isn’t any!

    Please follow the guidelines for open and communal space. I don’t see much open green space on these plans. Terrible, terrible.

    I’d like to see sensible development in Palm Beach. This development certainly is not even close to sensible.

  32. Debra Wolfe commented

    I strongly object to this development at 1109 Gold Coast Highway.
    Already we are seeing Jefferson Lane turning into Bin Lane as the number of high rises increase along the Laneway. Any day of the week you will see either Recycling or General Rubbish bins on the narrow laneway hampering pedestrian access making it dangerous for both drivers and walkers.
    This development has 5 units and at least that should equate to 10 bins vs 2 for the current house. Where are the new occupants going to put them on rubbish and recycling days on the Laneway? Surely not in front of neighbouring property, 'Beach Palms' lawn? Is that why Council wants to claw back land from Beach Palms? Why hasn't Council imposed this setback on every other new development on Jefferson Lane to improve the overall amenity for all locals and new residents? GCCC rules for creating a better environment don't exist. Definitely serious consideration for who we vote for in next year's elections Mr Tate.
    This development only sets up a horrible precedent for other single housing lots to be turned into money grabbing council approvals.
    The GC Highway is already clogged with traffic most days from Tallebudgera Creek to 7th Avenue and where is the extra parking provided for visitors and tourists - this development has not provided sufficient parking even if it meets a code?
    This type of development is known as killing the "Golden Goose".
    What we have is a beautiful beachside community now starting to look like a suburb of Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne. Who will want to come here Mr Tate when its overcrowded with high density developments?
    Do we also need the light rail? I see the fabulous 777 bus mostly empty and a light rail will just congest our strip even more.
    Please save our Palm Beach and create a point of real difference from the Northern Gold Coast.

  33. Diana Newman commented

    I want to hear WHY the Gold Coast City Councillors support the proposed development at 1109 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach, which violates their own building environmental IMPACT rules and regulations.

    The LIVELIHOOD OF THE Gold Coast, depends on tourism experiencing an authentic Australian holiday of “sand, surf and shopping” This economic survival is put in jeopardy when there are continual cramming of buildings that put pressure on infrastructure, communal open spaces, lack of car parking and violating the density of city plan guidelines.

    Especially with an growing population of "elderly people" who need easier/safer access around the Palm Beach Jefferson Lane area.

    Building an 8 storey building into a tiny 460m2 block of land, makes a mockery of the Gold Coast City Councillors and the Mayor. This erodes trust and cause instability, setting a precedent for far worse to come.

    This will eventually, affect the Councillors OWN neighbourhoods and CHANCES OF RE-ELECTION. They are failing in their duty of care to provide a safe and enjoyable environment that Tom Tate relies on when advocating for the Gold Coast.

    Encouraging Ghettos from concrete beehives will destroy the Gold Coast ‘s beauty and fun loving experience.

    I am pleading with the council to change their 8 storey development back to the current position, and restore the environmental impacts of sunlight, space, greenery and less congestion for pedestrians and cars that should comply with the density zoning for the Jefferson Lane/Palm Beach area.

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