99 Golden Four Drive, Bilinga QLD 4225

Material Change of Use Impact Assessment Rooming Accommodation (x223) & Food and Drink Outlet

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website 2 months ago. It was received by them 1 day earlier.

(Source: Gold Coast City Council, reference MCU/2020/302)

3 Comments

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  1. Karen Coates commented

    I own and live in a property in Archer St, one block south of this application. My concerns related to the current intersection directly facing the application, entrance to the Gold Coast Airport.

    This intersection is currently of concern. There is existing congestion at this traffic-light intersection (entrance to Gold Coast Airport) and its short service road. Traffic flow down Golden Four Drive (Golden FD) in both directions is gridlocked at various times as cars wait on a red light to enter the Gold Coast Highway (GC highway) during the day, making exit off the highway to turn onto Golden FD, in either direction, dangerous and delayed. This is in part due to a lack of turn lanes on Golden FD into the service Rd and its traffic lights. Cars cue in the one lane both north and south on Golden FD to turn into the traffic light area. This dominos into reduced opportunity to turn from GC highway onto Golden FD on green lights.
    Traffic has also backlogged onto the GC Highway at times from the service entrance. Buses regularly turn off Golden FD at this intersection and can reduce vision and block the intersection completely at times due to change of traffic light to red and their inability to cross the intersection. This reduces both vision and opportunity to turn from the GC Highway onto Golden Four Drive in both directions.
    My concerns are:
    1. The safety for motorists around this congestion
    2. The added car numbers as a result of the completed application if this existing problem is exacerbated by an increase in traffic due to the development.
    3. The increased traffic burden on the safety of pedestrians, including students, crossing from beachside access the GCH and University with the current road situation. Cars can backlog across the existing Pedestrian crossing at times.
    4. The increased traffic resulting from the opening of the new Rydges complex at the Airport. Given that two existing car rentals are within 100 metres of this application, increased traffic flow on this intersection is inevitable.
    5. There is currently lower volume of flow into and out of the GC Airport during the current Covid crisis. The problems listed above have not abated on Golden FD.
    Many thanks for your consideration of the concerns listed above.
    Karen Coates

  2. Ian commented

    This is a totally inappropriate development in its current form, for multiple reasons; do not bend the rules, I live just around the corner from this proposed development, & have seen recently 2 developments in Pacific parade with virtually no green space, & they have been allowed to build right on to the property line at the rear
    (1) 12 stories is way higher than surrounding buildings, no more than 7 should be allowed
    (2) parking -street parking is time controlled, students will have cars, 173 units ( 223 beds )need over 100 parking spots, plus some for the proposed commercial areas; trades people etc
    There are no close shops, no close entertainment, minimal public transport, students will have cars, for shopping, entertainment & getting to their part time jobs
    (3) traffic - this proposed development is right on what is already a crowded intersection, don't make it worse

  3. Gary Cahill commented

    As a concerned nearby resident I have read the applicants entire submission and I am concerned over the safety element of using Golden Four Drive as one of the exit points of this accommodation complex.
    I transverse this exit from Golden Four Drive to the Gold Coast Highway nearly every day and most times have to wait in a service lane on the southern side so as not to block the through traffic , cars and buses on the northern side travelling south just have to sit in the middle of the road as they wait to turn right to the air port or highway.
    The opposite entry is worse turning off the highway as you can not see properly through the blocking cars awaiting to turn out of Golden Four Drive. You risk being hit on many occasions.
    The proposed exit from this application into Golden Four Drive will only add to the congestion and risk. As the proposed exit lines up directly with the lane to the Uni, through the lights you can see this being used as a direct short cut by the students and service vehicles, creating a serious risk to other road users as they cut through the intersection.
    Just recently there was a motor vehicle accident adjacent to the property, these can only increase as 400 odd extra transit this corner daily as they go back and forth to the Uni.
    The projected car ownership of student residents does not stack up in reality when comparing to the applicants other inner Brisbane city locations as lifestyles will be different .
    Street parking is time restricted, so where can any overflow legally park??

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