Objection to the Development Application for 31 Ferry Street, Kangaroo Point (A004595391)

Principal Petitioner Marci Webster-mannison, Paddington
Date Closed Thu, 01 Jun 2017 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 28 signatures

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Development Application A004595391 for 31 Ferry Street, Kangaroo Point, fails to satisfy a number of fundamental requirements of the Kangaroo Point Peninsula neighbourhood plan and the Brisbane City Plan 2014. The proposed development is in serious violation of Council requirements and puts at risk the overall development viability of the neighbourhood plan in terms of infrastructure provision, flood management and water quality, as well as community expectations for well-designed, location-responsive, high-density residential neighbourhoods.

• the building size of 14,795 m2 is almost four times the maximum GFA permitted within the high density zone

• site cover of over 71% compared to the maximum of 40%

• the proposed 21-storey building height is six storeys higher than permitted

• the resultant building bulk prohibits compliance with Council codes and guidelines such as Multiple Dwelling Code and Buildings that Breathe; e.g. required communal open space landscape area, water conservation services, and deep tree planting and landscaping, north aspect for dwelling, cross ventilation, daylight, etc.

• facing the units due east and west, rather than the north to north-east orientation required by the Multiple Dwelling Code will directly increase electricity running costs and significantly reduce the quality of the units’ living areas

• deep tree planting areas are not achieved, and the inclusion of public land in the calculations is deceptive

• the proposed non-compliant 7.8-metre long wall along the eastern boundary is totally unfair to the neighbours

• flood immunity in accordance with the Flood Overlay Code is not achieved, requiring major redesign

• non-compliance with the Stormwater Code will exacerbate flooding and threaten water quality

• residents are deprived of functional private open space as balconies do not meet the minimum area

• we need to understand the implications of the site’s status as Contaminated Land. Given the extent of non-compliance and the submission’s lack of an appropriate level of information, only some of the key issues have been identified in this petition.

Your petitioners therefore request that this application be refused.

Council response

Thank you for your petition of 1 June 2017, objecting to the proposed development at 31 Ferry Street, Kangaroo Point (application reference A004595391).

Your petition was considered by Council at the meeting of 24 July 2017 and Council can respond to you as follows.

The subject site is within the High density residential zone and is located in the Kangaroo Point Peninsular neighbourhood plan as part of Brisbane City Plan 2014 (City Plan). This site was previously zoned as High density residential under Brisbane City Plan 2000, hence the intent for future residential re-development of the site has not changed.

The subject site has had previous development approval, provided by the Planning and Environment Court (application reference A001973864) dated 16 May 2013. Under Brisbane City Plan 2000, approval was granted for a multi-unit dwelling (102 units), supermarket, shop, office and restaurant contained within two buildings of 17 and 20 storeys.

The current application is for multiple dwelling (102 units) and food and drink outlet with a total gross floor area of 14,795 m2. This development is proposed within two towers of 21 storeys (including proposed blade fin structures located on the private roof terrace) over a four-storey podium level which contains 575 m2 of café/restaurant, communal open space, resident-only gym and lap pool. Vehicle access is proposed from Prospect Street and car parking is provided within four basement levels comprised of 187 spaces (168 resident spaces, 16 visitor spaces and three retail spaces).

The application is currently being assessed against the requirements of the City Plan and in accordance with the provisions of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA).

An Information Request was issued by Council on 19 April 2017, requesting that the applicant respond to the matters raised including building height, building design and articulation, interface with adjoining development, road dedication, stormwater, private open space, flooding, access and traffic, refuse arrangements and deep planting.

The applicant has not yet responded to this Information Request and, under SPA, has until 19 October 2017 to do so. At such time as the applicant responds to the Information Request, public notification will be required in accordance with the impact-assessable provisions of SPA. Residents will be able to lodge a submission during the public notification period and formal submitters will be afforded appeal rights in the Planning and Environment Court if not satisfied with Council’s decision. The petitioners’ concerns will also be taken into consideration as part of the assessment.

Details of the development application, and any formal response to the Information Request can be viewed online by visiting Council’s website at www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/pdonline by searching the application reference.