1388 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach QLD 4221

Material Change of Use Code Assessment Multiple Dwellings (x9)

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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/2019/464)

12 Comments

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  1. Tamara Johansen commented

    I object to this proposed development - 1388 Gold Coast Highway Palm Beach - for the following reasons:

    - Proposed development exceeds acceptable outcomes for site coverage - 62% vs 50%

    - Proposed development exceeds acceptable outcomes for density - 1 bed/20.33m2 vs 1 bed/33m2

    - Proposed development exceeds acceptable outcomes for setbacks - there needs to be space to breathe between these developments

    - No allowance for deep soil planting or communal open space at ground level for residents

    - Design feels sterile and more suited to an inner city block than a sleepy beachside community, not in keeping with the local character of Palm Beach

    - 1 x visitor carpark to accommodate 9 x "villas" with the extreme lack of on street parking already apparent is not acceptable

    - There is already a 9 storey development approved on this very small, narrow street, and many others in the immediate vicinity including Canopy - grossly oversized and in breech of many acceptable town planning outcomes including density, setbacks, and design ;Pacific - zero setbacks, excessive height, excessive shadowing, offensive design that does not complement the character of our area; Magnoli apartments + villas - excessive density, excessive height; Siarn; 27th Avenue beachfront; the site currently occupied by Avvia restaurant; Periscope apartments.

    Please insist that the plans are reworked to comply with the acceptable outcomes for site coverage, density, and setbacks. Please insist on deep soil planting and appropriate parking provisions for the comfort & enjoyment of future residents.

  2. Karen Rowles commented

    1 Visitor Carpark is completely unacceptable.
    I notice the Development has been set back on the boundary on the Highway to allow for the Planned Light Rail... which the majority of Palm Beach residents DO NOT WANT.
    The setbacks on the other boundaries are too little and do not adhere to City Plan Guidelines.
    The height is not acceptable.
    There is no infrastructure to support these Developments.
    These High Density High Rises are not in keeping with the character or amenity of our coastal community. However the Council have effectively changed the amenity and character of Palm Beach by disregarding their own City Plan Guidelines. It’s criminal!
    I know residents will remember the Destruction of Palm Beach at Election 2020.

  3. Trish Hawkins commented

    The development at 1388 Gold Coast Highway does not comply with GCCC code on:
    density, setbacks, site coverage, amenities such as communal open space and car parking.
    I strongly object to this development for the reasons given above .
    The council requires us to be polite and direct, I request that council should give the residents of Palm Beach a fair say . Sadly that has not been happening since this council was elected.
    Councils are elected in good faith by the community to uphold the laws of the city but I see no evidence of this instead building codes are being broken repeatedly and relentlessly. Where will it all end. The community has no power against greed. Very sad to see a beautiful part of Australia ruined.

  4. Tracey commented

    I object to this proposed development - 1388 Gold Coast Highway Palm Beach - for the following reasons:

    - Proposed development exceeds acceptable outcomes for site coverage - 62% vs 50%

    - Proposed development exceeds acceptable outcomes for density - 1 bed/20.33m2 vs 1 bed/33m2

    - Proposed development exceeds acceptable outcomes for setbacks - there needs to be space to breathe between these developments

    - No allowance for deep soil planting or communal open space at ground level for residents

    - Design feels sterile and more suited to an inner city block than a sleepy beachside community, not in keeping with the local character of Palm Beach

    - 1 x visitor carpark to accommodate 9 x "villas" with the extreme lack of on street parking already apparent is not acceptable

    - There is already a 9 storey development approved on this very small, narrow street, and many others in the immediate vicinity including Canopy - grossly oversized and in breech of many acceptable town planning outcomes including density, setbacks, and design ;Pacific - zero setbacks, excessive height, excessive shadowing, offensive design that does not complement the character of our area; Magnoli apartments + villas - excessive density, excessive height; Siarn; 27th Avenue beachfront; the site currently occupied by Avvia restaurant; Periscope apartments

    We need to protect our lifestyle we need to build a sustainable city, council need to look into reworking this development to suit the suburbs character

  5. Sandra Dobson commented

    I object to this proposed development - 1388 Gold Coast Highway Palm Beach - for the following reasons:

    - Proposed development exceeds acceptable outcomes for site coverage - 62% vs 50%

    - Proposed development exceeds acceptable outcomes for density - 1 bed/20.33m2 vs 1 bed/33m2

    - Proposed development exceeds acceptable outcomes for setbacks - there needs to be space to breathe between these developments

    - No allowance for deep soil planting or communal open space at ground level for residents

    - Design feels sterile and more suited to an inner city block than a sleepy beachside community, not in keeping with the local character of Palm Beach

    - 1 x visitor carpark to accommodate 9 x "villas" with the extreme lack of on street parking already apparent is not acceptable

    - There is already a 9 storey development approved on this very small, narrow street, and many others in the immediate vicinity including Canopy - grossly oversized and in breech of many acceptable town planning outcomes including density, setbacks, and design ;Pacific - zero setbacks, excessive height, excessive shadowing, offensive design that does not complement the character of our area; Magnoli apartments + villas - excessive density, excessive height; Siarn; 27th Avenue beachfront; the site currently occupied by Avvia restaurant; Periscope apartments.

    Please insist that the plans are reworked to comply with the acceptable outcomes for site coverage, density, and setbacks. Please insist on deep soil planting and appropriate parking provisions for the comfort & enjoyment of future residents.

  6. Karen Rowles commented

    I object on the basis that Setbacks have been disregarded.
    The design of the building is not in keeping with the amenity of the area.
    Inadequate on site Parking.
    There are already too many high rises in such a small area.
    We don’t want the character of Palm Beach destroyed.

  7. Kevin Kunst commented

    I object on the basis that nearly all council guidelines have been disregarded. These guidelines were introduced to provide suitable development and still protect the area without destroying the character of the suburb. Obviously this is not happening and council should be brought to account over these matters.

  8. Debra Wolfe commented

    I also object to this proposed development - 1388 Gold Coast Highway Palm Beach
    as already raised by other concerned locals.

    - Proposed development exceeds acceptable outcomes for site coverage - 62% vs 50%

    - Proposed development exceeds acceptable outcomes for density - 1 bed/20.33m2 vs 1 bed/33m2

    - Proposed development exceeds acceptable outcomes for setbacks - there needs to be space to breathe between these developments

    - No allowance for deep soil planting or communal open space at ground level for residents

    - Design feels sterile and more suited to an inner city block than a sleepy beachside community, not in keeping with the local character of Palm Beach

    - 1 x visitor carpark to accommodate 9 x "villas" with the extreme lack of on street parking already apparent is not acceptable

    - There are way to many developments that actually don't add anything to the beach culture and Palm Beach is looking like a suburb of Brisbane!!

    GCCC - Please, Please Please - act within the code and ensure developers comply.

  9. Sharee Fiume commented

    Council needs to enforce the maximum 50% site coverage with ZERO tolerance for any application that exceeds this.

    What is the purpose of council regulations if they are not adhered to?

    Families make decisions on where to buy and where to live, partly based on what council allow and do not allow in the immediate vicinity. We need to be able to trust council to adhere to their own regulations, not bow to the $ of big developers.

  10. Shannon May commented

    I object to this application on the basis that this building will add to the congestion that is already in Palm Beach and most certainly the small street of 22nd Avenue. The suggested site is too small for a building of this application and it does not adhere to other guidelines such as set backs, room size, deep root plantings and it does not adhere to the village lifestyle that was Palm Beach.

    Development is fine, but over development in Palm Beach is unnecessary and is destroying the very reason why people wanted to live there in the first place. This unsightly building along with other new unsightly buildings will certainly become the future slums of the suburb. Everyday the likelihood of the light rail going through Palm Beach is becoming more and more UNLIKELY. This is not a good enough excuse to allow relaxations in the City Plan.

    Developers must stay within the guidelines of the City Plan and the GCCC must now stand up for the City and push back on these developers cashing in and walking out when they are done. We the residents of the Gold Coast voted this Council in to work for us, not themselves and their developer friends. In addition, I was told directly by a GCCC city planner that west of the GC Highway has a height limit of 2 stories and it is shown so on the map... despite other buildings being pushed through without reason. It's time these planners stand by their word.

  11. Domenica De pasquale commented

    To approve this development application is poor town planning by the GCCC.
    Palm beach TRAFFIC is horrendous due to the current over development and high density high rises already constructed that were NOT within the current town plan guidelines.
    With currently 10 cranes in Palm Beach constructing buildings that have ALL been given RELAXATIONS it would be criminal to approve another non compliant development with not enough car parks, visitor parking or green space.
    DEEP PLANTING is what the local community want and require for all large developments.
    Currently Bin collection day is horrendous in Palm beach with traffic, illegally parked cars and cranky garbage truck drivers.
    I invite you to come to 27th ave where the RSL have just finished three concrete jungles and with 39 apartments due to be constructed INFRONT of these with a set back of only 1.6 metres off the beach esplanade. This is town planning at its worst. The Gold Coast city council town planning department should be ashamed of what they have achieved. The future of Palm beach is at risk as all amenities are currently being greatly affected.
    The current Gold Coast Highway is at a stand still. Traffic is stopped. This road has not been upgraded since the 80s.
    I pay enormous rates.
    I developed a building with three car parks per apartment. With plenty of deep planting and 7 evergreen fully grown frangipani trees. We have plenty of lawn. A beach front pool and gardens. I maintained Pandanus trees which were planted in the 1950s. This is how development should be done to maintain the lifestyle that palm beach residents deserve and expect.

  12. Linda knight commented

    I strongly object to this proposed building, 22nd Avenue is far too small and narrow it is congested as it is,cars parked on either side, garbage day is horrendous. This lovely Street is still able to allow children to play outside something that would not happen if this plan goes through please reject this proposal let’s keep the charm of Palm Beach.

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