48 King St Kings Beach

Multiple Dwelling Units x 16 - Qualita Group Pty Ltd - Vision Design Planning

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website 12 days ago. It was received by them 4 days earlier.

(Source: Sunshine Coast Regional Council, reference MCU20/0319)

11 Comments

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  1. Doug Merritt commented

    Doug Merritt

  2. Robyn Edward commented

    Kings beach does not need or want more multiple dwellings. Townhouses / duplex’s & single dwellings are needed to balance out the already over populated Kings Beach. Multiple dwellings for such a small area are already at capacity. A good example is the monolith know as the Observatory which over shadows so much of Verney St etc. All multiple dwellings should only be permitted further back in other suburbs, as a suggestion only, somewhere like Little mountain or Aura etc. Kings beach now needs the same restrictions as Dicky beach.

  3. Diane Cosgrove commented

    I totally agree with Robyn. There are now way too many high rise buildings in Caloundra.
    We warned council about the street parking that would become a problem in Saltair Street when we heard about the approval of the building Saltair Rise. Only one car at a time can now drive up or down Saltair Street as the cars are parked on either side of the narrow street.

  4. Richard Sawyer commented

    I agree with Robyn and Diane, there are already too many high rise developments in progress in Kings Beach, not to mention developments in the pipeline . Please please consider the impact this is having on Kings Beach local residents lifestyle.

  5. Neryl McPhee commented

    Before adding more traffic and noise to the streets please fix the current ones.
    Queen Street has become a noisy and dangerous street with cars speeding and hooning up and down the street and around the Edmund Street roundabout now
    Be mindful of the disaster of the Gold Coast with over development

  6. Anne Matthews-Frederick commented

    It makes it difficult to prevent high rise when the genie appears to be out of the bottle. Councils want to increase revenue so they permit high rise because rate revenue for an allotment increases , in this instance from one to 16. It's a short term cash cow solution leading to deferred long term issues. Solving and funding future sewerage infrastructure, providing high quality water, and finding tips for rubbish removal will be issues left for future councils to resolve and future ratepayers to fund. It's an ostrich approach.
    The amphitheatre look of King's Beach is the unique attraction and point of difference for tourists to the Sunshine Coast and for locals to live here rather than elsewhere. Its look is still reminiscent of the Italian Sorrento coastline, an area that attracts tourists because it appreciates and preserves its history and character. The village character of the main Caloundra shopping precinct is the same , unique. Character and uniqueness is the money maker of the future. Present council should be obliged to preserve this at all costs.
    Allowing the three high rise complexes in Saltair Street is an error of judgement that should never recur in it or any street in the amphitheatre below King Street. The comments made previously are valid : rubbish collection trucks have access issues.
    The solution :
    A pro community Council to
    A. Follow the town plan
    B. If the town plan for the amphitheatre allows for development that is higher than surrounding property and /or three levels, immediately amend the plan to low rise only.
    C. Pass a regulation that a developer (and the town planner employed) cannot cite the construction of another higher rise building, that did not comply with the town plan that existed at the time of approval, as the reason the new application that also breaks the rules, should be approved.
    D. Enforce Point C 100% of the time
    E. Act retrospectively (governments do this ) so that as of Nov 1st 2020 , any high rise application not approved or not received by that date, to build over the Town Plan height etc is automatically not approved.
    F. Act retrospectively so Point C comes into immediate effect as well.
    This puts the geni back in the bottle and makes it easy for those faced with decision making to say 'No' on the behalf of ratepayers.

  7. Neryl McPhee commented

    Before adding more traffic and noise to the streets please fix the current ones.
    Queen Street has become a noisy and dangerous street with cars speeding and hooning up and down the street and around the Edmund Street roundabout now
    Be mindful of the disaster of the Gold Coast with over development

  8. Carla Clynick commented

    It is understood that we need to have infill when developing – In the South East Queensland Regional Plan 2016 the State Govt. decreed that the ratio of infill to new green space development would be 60:40. So it is understandable that a single dwelling along King Street would become a multiple dwelling. It is possible that these regulations are sensibly adhered to. Instead of allowing an obtrusive high rise, we could have a tasteful 2-3 story dwelling which would have a footprint that allows for gardens and trees. This is the type of dwelling that would be in keeping with the character of our suburb. The Sunshine Coast residents have said repeatedly that we do not want to over develop the Sunshine Coast like the Gold Coast. Swimming at a beach with high-rise blocking the sunshine after midday is abhorrent to us, it spoils what we all came here to enjoy. The old 3-story limit for apartment blocks should have been maintained. Which Councillor changed the limit and why does the height limit continue to change regardless of the permanent residents constantly disagreeing to these changes? The area where high-rise could be tastefully built would be in the newly developing suburbs where the blocks could be larger allowing for a building that could have space around it for gardens. Squashing high-rise apartments into the small blocks as the individually come up for sale is not what the residents of Caloundra wish to have in our suburb.

  9. Richard Sawyer commented

    Council also needs to keep in mind Body Corporate issues that cause problems for surrounding residents . I am fully aware of one high rise that has passed a bi law allocating guest parking to lot owners , meaning guests have to park in the streets.
    I know Council is aware of this issue yet nothing is done about it . I wonder how many more high rise have done this without action taken , please make sure Body Corporates act with a conscience.

  10. Richard Sawyer commented

    Council also needs to keep in mind Body Corporate issues that cause problems for surrounding residents . I am fully aware of one high rise that has passed a bi law allocating guest parking to lot owners , meaning guests have to park in the streets.
    I know Council is aware of this issue yet nothing is done about it . I wonder how many more high rise have done this without action taken , please make sure Body Corporates act with a conscience.

  11. Anne Tietzel commented

    The character of Kings Beach seems to be diminishing with each new development. The loss of quintessential Queensland beach houses - many two storeys high- is sad enough but with each new ‘maximum use of land’ development we lose green space.

    Multiple research papers are citing the need for green space in urban communities. Whilst we have many beautiful parks by the ‘blue view’ beaches it is essential to have gardens throughout residential areas. Residents need to look outside their own doors and windows and see greenery for mental health and therapeutic benefits. This year with lock downs happening nationally and internationally we have seen the results on people’s health when they are locked inside high rise buildings with no green space or green views. For existing neighbours in lower height buildings multi storey high rise walls block or destroy their green and blue views.
    Consider our planet too. Loss of green space decreases the flora and fauna we see and adds to ecological destruction and extinction. ( I love driving past the house in Kings Street where the parrots gather to be fed). More development brings more people & cars and contributes to more emissions and heat stress.

    Let’s keep the character of our Caloundra community. Keep development to three or four storey buildings that must have green space around them and/or vertical/roof top gardens.

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