1267 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach QLD 4221

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website 4 months ago. It was received by them 1 day earlier.

(Source: Gold Coast City Council, reference OPW/2020/832)

7 Comments

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  1. Rate Payer commented

    The brown paper bags must have been flowing to get this one over the line.

  2. Karen Rowles commented

    To Approve a 14 Level HIGH DENSITY HIGH RISE IN A 7 LEVEL ZONE IS OUTRAGEOUS AND TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE.
    You must reject this Approval and STICK TO THE CITY PLAN GUIDELINES.
    THE 50% EXCESSIVE HEIGHT RELAXATION SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM THE CITY PLAN GUIDELINES. It gives no certainty to Ratepayers and Residents.
    Mayor Tom Tate said the GCCC would maintain the unique character of Palm Beach.
    Yet with every high density high rise approved, the character of the area is destroyed.
    The density of this development is too high.
    The setbacks are too small.
    No deep planting for large trees. Disgraceful planning from a disgraceful Council that puts Developer and money before the Ratepayers.
    I STRONGLY OBJECT TO THIS APROVAL.

  3. Sharee Fiume commented

    14 storeys is 50% over council regulations. The extenuating conditions have NOT been met. So this is illegal. Every other OLDER building in Palm Beach over 9 storeys high has extensive garden/grounds/pool area surrounding them. 85% site coverage and 1bed per 11m2 is also well outside council regulations.

    This new building, IF it goes ahead, will add considerably to the already congested GC Hwy.

  4. Samantha Ladd commented

    Why do we have a city plan if developers are continually allowed to get away with breaking the rules. GCCC has the responsibility to look after the rate payers and not bow to what they want. None of the people developers or GCCC Councillors live in Palm Beach.

    Council is loving collecting the extra fees and the developers who would have costed their projects on half the bedrooms that they are then allowed. More profits for them. Why are we constantly going ignoring the 1 bedroom per 33 sqm on the city plan and then allowing up to 1 bedroom per 10 sqm and then 90 % site coverage. There is seriously something wrong here. Why can the GCCC see this.

    I object to this Application

  5. Isaias Fritsch commented

    This 14-storey is 3 times over the density limits for the area. It shouldn’t have been approved. The councillors who voted positive have shown a complete disregard to the city plan and zone limits. The reference buildings you mention were approved many years ago and were subject to the limits and city plan of that time. These have now been changed for a reason and should be obeyed. This whole building has been controversial and I’ve seen countless posts and hundreds of comments of shocked residents. Do you truly believe this decision goes in favour of the community? The community expects councillors to represent them to do the right thing which is to adhere to the defined city plan. There is no point for buyers to look at the city plan when making a decision where to live if these are to be broken 3x above limits.

  6. Catherine Modini commented

    I object to this application for the following reasons:
    1. This 14-storey development is twice the density limits for the area.
    2. This application has total disregard to the city plan of one bedroom per 33 sqm NOT one bedroom per 10 sqm along with a 90% site coverage which is also well outside council regulations.
    3. The density of this development is far too high and the setbacks are too small.

  7. Debra commented

    It is so disappointing when our city plan is abused and objections are ignored. We are constantly seeing DA approved that do not offer anything back to the community of Palm Beach. The latest approvals including 1109 Gold Coast Highway and certainly 1267 Gold Coast Highway are just making our beachside community into yet another Broadbeach or Surfers. Unattractive!
    I strongly object to this application on the following points:
    1. 10sqm vs 33sqm per bedroom!
    2. Height exceeding 29m going to 43m!
    3. Boundary setbacks do not provide any greenery regardless of what the architect has written it is not suitable for the location and this building only belongs in a city.
    4. Limited parking - an ongoing issue and one council won't have a solution when what limited parking on the highway currently available is removed for the unwanted light rail.
    With already over 120 objections noted on the application surely it's GCCC as guardian and custodian or our beautiful locations to ensure they are improved upon not destroyed. Please reduce the height and extend boundaries.

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