31 Trees Road, Tallebudgera QLD 4228

Reconfiguring of a Lot Code Assessment 1 into 2 Lot Subdivision

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website about 1 month ago. It was received by them 3 days earlier.

(Source: Gold Coast City Council, reference ROL/2022/90)

11 Comments

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  1. Sharon Bean commented

    An application was recently approved for the division of 21 Trees Road, Tallebudgera. The new dwelling which was allowed to be built now number 19 Trees Road, Tallebudgera has been built very close to boundary lines, it over overlooks neighbouring properties and had ruined views for others. Those of us that live in Tallebudgera have paid the premium price to live here as we enjoy peace, the privacy and the views it has to offer. Let’s not keep letting GREED take over its charm.

  2. Andrew Wright commented

    I would appreciate it if the health of my child was considered before this application is approved. He is 4 years old and has a severe dust allergy… the nice clean air of Tallebudgera suits him well. The wind generally comes from the south / South Easterly direction which will bring all the dust from the new build in our direction. Thank you.

  3. Sharon Bean commented

    As you drive or walk up Trees Road you are greeted with a view of the picturesque Tallebudgera Uniting Church which sits next door to number 31 Trees road. The new proposed carport will totally obstruct the view of this beautiful historic landmark. It will also take away parking spaces for those who use the church to worship and the employees of the man on the bike shopping centre.

  4. Andrew Wright commented

    Water runoff from 31 Trees Road resembles Niagara Falls in heavy rains, I have seen this first hand, and have at great cost addressed the issues it has caused. Adding a 218sqm impervious driveway WILL in no doubt increase the water runoff towards my property.
    The two 7,000 Litre Re-use/Water retention tanks proposed work well, but in heavy rainfall when full, (which will not take long on a heavy downpour) they become ineffective. Factor in that these tanks are used for watering the landscape (which in this case is going to be minor) so we can assume they be kept as full as possible. All the excess stormwater runoff will head to the NE corner and WILL create major issues for the properties below.
    To put this into perspective according to the Australian Meteorology records on the 28th February 20222 268.6mm of rain fell in a single day, the assumed new roof area of 300sqm alone would harvest 80,580 Litres of water, add to that 218sqm of impervious new driveway which on the same day would collect 58,554 Litres of free flowing water. On top of that If we include the existing roof area of 31 Trees Road of 293sqm plus the adjacent carport/shed area of 41sqm this equates to a further 89,712 Litres, giving us a total of 228,846 Litres. Assuming the tanks are empty they will collect 14,000 Litres. That leaves us with 214,846 Litres of water runoff, much of which will affect neighbouring properties and add to the existing water issues in the area.

  5. Andrew Wright commented

    Proposed Driveway Concerns: The new driveway of 29 Trees Road sits lower than the raised backfilled level of 31 Trees Road. This area is supported by a newly installed non-engineered retaining wall which sits on the property of 29 Trees Road, it is no more than 800mm in Height and was a direct replacement as the previous one failed due to the recently added build-up of soil removed from the front of 31 Trees Road, this retaining wall was installed recently and supports the adjacent soil of 31 Trees Road. The proposed adjacent driveway levels indicated on Drawing 2022059-DA-001-A next to this retaining wall will create a greater load bearing impact of approx 50 tonnes of concrete plus vehicles on this for which the retaining wall has not been designed for. The occupiers of 31Trees Road were made aware of the new retaining wall being installed but chose not to discuss their plans of building a heavy driveway next to it. To alleviate this problem the proposed driveway will now need to be lowered to the matching level of the adjacent driveway by way of a cantilevered retaining wall in order to maintain a soil area on and between the boundary as not destroy the new retaining wall of 29 Trees in the future. The existing fence will probably be damaged and need to be replaced to retain privacy in the area.

  6. Andrew Wright commented

    Proposed Driveway Concerns: The new driveway of 29 Trees Road sits lower than the raised backfilled level of 31 Trees Road. This area is supported by a newly installed non-engineered retaining wall which sits on the property of 29 Trees Road, it is no more than 800mm in Height and was a direct replacement as the previous one failed due to the recently added build-up of soil removed from the front of 31 Trees Road, this retaining wall was installed recently and supports the adjacent soil of 31 Trees Road. The proposed adjacent driveway levels indicated on Drawing 2022059-DA-001-A next to this retaining wall will create a greater load bearing impact of approx 50 tonnes of concrete plus vehicles on this for which the retaining wall has not been designed for. The occupiers of 31Trees Road were made aware of the new retaining wall being installed but chose not to discuss their plans of building a heavy driveway next to it. To alleviate this problem the proposed driveway will now need to be lowered to the matching level of the adjacent driveway by way of a cantilevered retaining wall in order to maintain a soil area on and between the boundary as not destroy the new retaining wall of 29 Trees in the future. The existing fence will probably be damaged and need to be replaced to retain privacy in the area.

  7. Andrew Wright commented

    The driveway of 29 Trees Road sits lower than the raised backfilled level of 31 Trees Road. This area is supported by a newly installed non-engineered retaining wall which sits on the property of 29 Trees Road, it is no more than 800mm in Height and was a direct replacement as the previous one failed due to the recently added build-up of soil removed from the front of 31 Trees Road, this retaining wall was installed recently and supports the adjacent soil of 31 Trees Road. The proposed adjacent driveway levels (indicated on Drawing 2022059-DA-001-A) next to this retaining wall will create a greater load bearing impact of approx 50 tonnes of concrete plus vehicles on this for which the retaining wall has not been designed for. The occupiers of 31Trees Road were made aware of the new retaining wall being installed but chose not to discuss their plans of building a heavy driveway next to it. To alleviate this problem the proposed driveway will now need to be lowered to the matching level of the adjacent driveway by way of a cantilevered retaining wall in order to maintain a soil area on and between the boundary as not destroy the new retaining wall of 29 Trees in the future. The existing fence may be unfortunately be damaged. An earthworking plan demonstrating how this can be achieved will need to implemented.

  8. Andrew Wright commented

    Car parking along Trees Road has recently been greatly reduced for safety reasons as access from existing driveways was proven to be dangerous due to the fact 25,27,29 & 31 Trees Road is situated at the high point of the road making it very dangerous to exit with all the parked cars, This was assessed by GCCC and has been rectified with yellow lines implemented by council. The reason for the high number of vehicles comes from a number of attributes being employees of the Man on the bike shopping Centre & the nearby Veterinary clinic as they use this stretch as they are not allowed to park in their respective car parks in order to keep the car park free for users, Tallebudgera State School drop off & Pickup, the church also use this but mainly only on a Sunday.

  9. Sharon Bean commented

    A few years ago this area was re-zoned to allow for new housing development. Since then some land owners have taken advantage of this and sub-divided plots into smaller sizes than what would have been previously allowed. This proposed subdivision building envelope is not in keeping with the alignment of neighbouring properties, and will overlook properties below and to the side, taking away privacy both in homes and in gardens as well as casting a shadow over the gardens and house of the property below in the afternoons.

  10. Andrew Wright commented

    DNBS Drawings show a 300mm Deep cut off drain between the existing building and is proposed to ’protect proposed LOT 2’ This will collect and force all storm water runoff from the above properties proposed spread device to the northern end but there is no protection proposed to protect 210 or 212 Tallebudgera Connection Road from future Storm events.
    DNBS Consulting engineers have stated that site runoff falls (Parallel) directly towards 212 Tallebudgera Connection Road, This is incorrect as the block at 31 Trees Road falls in a Easterly direction collating water at the bottom north-eastern end of the property.
    It is concerning that a following note stating ‘any slight twist in local topography’ that boundary fences are going to divert storm water, all fences are at present a wire woven style type.
    It is apparent that with the proposed plans (2022059-DA-001 to 003 rev A) there will be a lawful point of discharge (stated in b) as addressed in the DNBS statement of support (2022059 L001LPD Dated 13th July 2022) at the bottom north-eastern corner as all runoff will be directed to this area. To imply that there will be ‘no worsening’ and ‘this will be an improvement’ in this area will result in allowing neighbouring property owners to action a claim for damages arising from the nuisance of excessive storm water relating to the proposed plans. It is also noted that DNBS do indicate that to keep the site to the maximum allowable 50% site cover no impervious areas can be added at a later date i.e. no extension of driveway from stated proposed plans will be permitted as this would yet increase more water runoff in this area.

  11. Andrew Wright commented

    The Existing Boundary Fence between 29 and 31 Trees Road has moved due to land slippage over a number of years due to soil infill and is now curved inwards towards number 29, not a straight line as shown on drawing plan 2022059-DA-001 to 003 rev A. A new ‘surveyed property boundary’ will be required to ensure the correct boundary line of the proposed sub division.

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