17 Federation Avenue, Broadbeach QLD 4218

Material Change of Use Code Assessment Multiple Dwelling (x22)

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website 17 days ago. It was received by them 4 days earlier.

(Source: Gold Coast City Council, reference MCU/2021/451)

8 Comments

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  1. Jenny commented

    There have been too many high rise buildings built too close to other buildings in Broadbeach recently. 31 Broadbeach, Eclipse and Beach House are examples of buildings that cram in other buildings, strangling them of light and space. This space is too small for a 22 floor building, such high rises should have at least the base of the building size space as a buffer all around between other buildings.

  2. Jenny commented

    There have been too many high rise buildings built too close to other buildings in Broadbeach recently. 31 Broadbeach, Eclipse and Beach House are examples of buildings that cram in other buildings, strangling them of light and space. This space is too small for a 22 floor building, such high rises should have at least the base of the building size space as a buffer all around between other buildings.

  3. Marion Simon commented

    Fully agree with Jenny. We are unfortunately in Boulevard North which is next to 31 Broadbeach, this development, despite being 10 meters away from our building, is built right on the boundary. It has robbed us of all our light, energy and sunshine, taking thousands off the value of the properties. We also had to, at great expense, upgrade our ventilation system as it was "too old and noisy" for our new neighbours. The shade studies are done, but never checked once the building is built.

  4. Geoff Young commented

    The practise of approving massive buildings on small blocks is catastrophic. It’s ruining the whole of Broadbeach, it’s amenity and destroying peoples life style and investments. Such a shame!

  5. Geoff Young commented

    The practise of approving massive buildings on small blocks is catastrophic. It’s ruining the whole of Broadbeach, it’s amenity and destroying peoples life style and investments. Such a shame!

  6. Graham Byrnes commented

    Having read many comments here and newspaper comments etc every week from residents up and the coast it really doesn’t matter as council and developers will continue putting on the spin it’s needed, Aust & Qld is a huge place,destroying the Gold Coast. And what really for except GREED.

  7. AJ commented

    I live next door to this proposed development. We have just approved to install solar panels and it's going to be a waste as the development will block all our sunlight!
    I agree with the other comments, the proposal is to big for such a small block and so close to the boundaries is outrageous. Up till 2016 all construction had height restrictions and very strict regulations for neighbouring properties so they received a certain amount of sunlight and ventilation, where is this considered these days? I will loose all my northern sunlight and be living in darkness all day and have a view of a wall as there will be no trees or gardens.
    The street cannot handle such a development with traffic, also we are using underground water for our gardens, so this development will empty all the water from below and all surrounding streets will not have any water to keep their grounds green.
    Council is allowing developers to SPOIL the peaceful beachside living and making it into a cold dark concrete jungle just like Surfers Paradise and driving down the price of older properties so people cannot afford to live or even buy something else in a similar location to the beach.

  8. Grant Oldfield commented

    Just like the folks living in Main Beach are now having unsuitably sized and situated developments foisted on them, so are we who inhabit Broadbeach. The building approvals being granted breach the original intended regulations and allow for oversize and over-height towers that severely impact on current residents, some of who have been enjoying the suburb of choice with access to sunlight, peace and quiet and low traffic volumes for years. This was what we signed up for and paid top dollar for. Now we are faced with inappropriate building applications and approvals that severely impact on the living standards and enjoyment of residents. How was the grotesque Jewel building ever permitted? What a blight on the landscape!! Never mind the extended construction noise and activity plus all complexes in the locality having their water table drained. Building 31 The Boulevard was initially proposed as 7 storey building that allowed for natural light to filter through to Boulevarde North next door. What we have now is a 30 level behemoth built to the boundary, dwarfing and robbing the light and breeze and privacy of Boulevard North. Eclipse building 47-51 Broadbeach Boulevard has destroyed any enjoyment for those that reside in La Grande next door. In addition a 12 storey tower has been approved that will see Beach House butt up to the west side of Eclipse eliminating all remaining natural light for those on the west & south side of La Grande. The new Infinity building at the corner of Surf Pde & George St will butt up the distance of a handshake behind the Ultra building whose west facing bedrooms will be looking into Infinity or a blank wall. This build at any cost, site, height is destroying the very nature of Broadbeach. Now we have slated a 14 floor tower replacing a 6 unit 2 storey block at 123 Old Burleigh Rd and a 22 storey tower replacing a 6 unit 3 storey block at 17 Federation Avenue. Sure let's be pro- development but do it in a measured and sustainable way with suitably sized projects for the size of the block instead of creating mayhem and discord before moving on to the next site leaving behind devastation both in quality of living and adverse effects on people's properties, homes and investments. These sorts of developments offer no improvement to the suburb, are not practical for both growth and open spaces and do not take into consideration quality of life for existing locals. Where are the impact of site constraints? Why are boundary to boundary builds allowed with little or no space for trees and gardens. Let's temper these greedy out of state developers who seem intent on profit at an unacceptable cost to locals whilst wiping their hands of their building disasters in their own states which have caused never to be resolved issues for 1000's who bought ‘off the plan’. We already have 1 Surfer's Paradise and there are plenty of sites there of all sizes available for projects of all dimensions. We don’t need another! What's next Mermaid Beach or Hedges Avenue highrises? That's why we had height and suitability regulations ; we just need GCCC to abide by them. I am sure there will never be an unsuitable, height extended, oversized, light obstructing, zone altered development permitted next door to the Mayor's residence.

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