47-49 James Street, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220

Material Change of Use Code Assessment Bar

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website 16 days ago. It was received by them 6 days earlier.

(Source: Gold Coast City Council, reference MCU/2021/47)

14 Comments

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  1. Graham Wand commented

    We have MORE THAN ENOUGH bars and servers of alcohol already in James Street, and Burleigh Heads generally. There has been an increase recently in hoon behavior in Burleigh Heads - is the proliferation of bars attracting this crowd?
    Remember that the GCCC ethos is to "Enhance your lifestyle". This proposed bar does not pass that test.

  2. Mary Fletcher commented

    I can’t believe they want another bar in Burleigh Heads. There are at least 5 or 6 already without having to think too hard. There is definitely a lot more drunk people roaming around this area than I’ve ever seen. People actually live in Burleigh Heads and another drinking outlet will not Enhance My Lifestyle as we already have to use our air conditioner more than we’d like just so we can have a good nights sleep.

  3. Brenda Orchard commented

    Being a resident who lives close to James Street, I agree with the previous 2 comments that there are more than enough bars in the Area.
    There has been a significant increase in drunken and loud behaviour over the last year and we also now have to close all windows at night due to the loud yelling from very intoxicated individuals.
    It is no longer becoming an area I like to take my kids down for dinner over the weekends because of this behaviour.

    It’s a shame as I don’t think the changes going on around Burleigh are conducive to what Burleigh is about which is a village feel, family friendly environment

  4. Kim Woolley commented

    Another night of being woken up in the middle of the night not once but 3 times by intoxicated arguments. I live on Christine Avenue so thanks for the extra brewery's and bars.

  5. Clare Ross commented

    There are already too many bars and places to drink in Burleigh Heads. We do not need another. The area is saturated with them.
    Burleigh is fast becoming somewhere I don't want to be on weekend nights. Too many drunk and disorderly people on the streets.
    I object strongly to this application.

  6. Steven Dain commented

    There are already more than enough bars in Burleigh as well as in the neighbouring suburb of Miami. Drunken, disorderly, violent and criminal behaviour has increased significantly since the reckless addition of so many bars and brewery's opening in residential areas with trading hours going late into the night. There is no need to add another bar to the mix, when there are plenty of other bars to choose from. This application will NOT enhance the area in any way, nor will it improve the experience of tourists, nor will it benefit the lifestyle of the Gold Coast residents who live here permanently. The residents are the people who will have to pay by having their quality of living diminished even further.

  7. Dot Evans commented

    There are already more than enough in Burleigh. Drunken, disorderly, violent and criminal behaviour has increased significantly since the reckless addition of so many bars and brewery's opening in residential areas with trading hours going late into the night. There is no need to add another bar to the mix, when there are plenty of other bars to choose from. This application will NOT enhance the area in any way, nor will it improve the experience of tourists, nor will it benefit the lifestyle of the Gold Coast residents who live here permanently. Burleigh use to be known as “the family friendly” suburb.

  8. Dena Maddick commented

    This application will definitely give Burleigh more than enough alcohol serving venues. Such a shame to see the gorgeous family friendly area, once thriving with tourists and locals, turn into somewhere only for drinkers and night life! The whole of Burleigh deserves to be retained for what it is....although more bars and high rise blocks will eventually turn it into another Surfers Paradise....

  9. Brenda Orchard commented

    Being a resident who lives close to James Street, I agree with the previous 2 comments that there are more than enough bars in the Area.
    There has been a significant increase in drunken and loud behaviour over the last year and we also now have to close all windows at night due to the loud yelling from very intoxicated individuals.
    It is no longer becoming an area I like to take my kids down for dinner over the weekends because of this behaviour.

    It’s a shame as I don’t think the changes going on around Burleigh are conducive to what Burleigh is about which is a village feel, family friendly environment

  10. Darryl SOBEY commented

    Yes say no to more bars in Burleigh. I come home through Burleigh at 2am on Saturday or Sunday morning and it is like surfers paradise with groups of young people fighting and staggering around making menaces of themselves. Also the litter around the kebab shop is disgusting. And not to mention the noise levels for the residents of the Ambience
    apartments on top of the hotel. The old Burleigh is leaving us. How to wreck the best location on the coast. cater for the young and visitors to the detriment of locals who came for piece and quit a village atmosphere. Sop it now council.

  11. Alana. commented

    Definitely no to more bars in Burleigh. Keep Burleigh family friendly and safe. We don’t even have a maned police station at Burleigh still. After all the increase in population and visitors. And still we rely on Broadbeach to look after us. Burleigh was a beautiful place. Is there no end to the over development.
    No to this application.

  12. Geraldine Maddick commented

    I am concerned that even though so many people send negative and valid comments regarding planning applications they are still allowed to go ahead! In the most polite way possible can I ask what/who our local councillor actually represents? Burliegh is no longer the village that we all came to be part of.

  13. Sheryl commented

    The use of Justin Lane as an entry for bars and restaurants is dangerous. This lane is used for deliveries to all businesses along James street and the Gold Coast Highway. It is also used for rubbish and refuse collection and at most times is unhygienic. There is no lighting or security at night and people use the lane as a thoroughfare to enter existing bars.
    The Justin Lane is often littered with broken glass; human faeces and urine are becoming common place at the rear entrances of businesses due to the intoxicated patrons frequenting the laneway. I request that council minimise the use of the laneway and maximise the use of the purpose built entrances that have been provided onto James Street and the Gold Coast Highway.

  14. Jennifer Pumford commented

    WHY WHY WHY do we need another bar. We DONT !!. There are plenty of bars and restaurants with alcohol licenses. Burleigh is no longer a place for family's at night due to loud fowl language from persons that have had too much alcohol. My husband and I consider walking from the hub of Burleigh's nigh life dangerous.

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