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In Woody Point QLD on “Request to Change (Other) -...” at 1 Lilla Street, Woody Point QLD 4019:

Kerry Blackshaw commented

What is Moreton Bay Council doing!
In December last year they approved DA16705/2007 [on the old Palace Hotel site] for a high rise development of 47METRES contrary to their own planning height limitation of 21metres & contrary to the protests of over 140 local residents.We were informed that this development would have no detrimental impact on the 'village atmosphere' of Woody Point. The developer even incorporates a testimonial to the Gayundah as a sweetener to the local community.
Across the road at No 1 Lilla Street, the developer holds a current approval for a 9-10 storey building. Within 1 month of the approval of DA 16705/2007 the 1 Lilla street developer submits an application to increase the unit number and height of the development above the 21metres limitation.
The applicant advises that these increased height developments are as a result of "community expectations"
I know of at least 140 members of the community AND local residents who are not of that belief.
I also wonder if the lifestyle of the family who live on the small adjoining battle-axe block about to be surrounded by high rise will be affected and will anyone care?
In support of the application for an increase in the building height the applicant points out that the building skyscape of Woody Point, as observed from the Houghton Bridge, will not be detrimental as there will be a declining height in the building line from the Palace Hotel " lighthouse " to the Woody Point jetty. All very asthetic until the developer of 28 Woodcliffe Crescent {located half way between the subject DA and the jetty]
who has an application in for an 8 storey follows up with a Material Use Change to a 15 storey proposal.
The Council has gone against its own planning criteria and against the wishes of many residents who will be living in the village a long time after the developers recede.
If the Council had the courage to disapprove this current application one could see the developer taking the Council to the Land and Environment Court on the grounds that 47metre height approval exists.
I guess then ratepayers will bear the costs but hey who cares.
I strongly object to this current proposal
Kerry Blackshaw

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