Objection to the Development Application for 35 Ferry Street, Kangaroo Point (A004060583)

Principal Petitioner Marci Webster-mannison, Paddington
Closing Date Thu, 01 Jun 2017
No. of signatures 18 signatures

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Development Application A004060583 for 35 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 24,473 m2 is almost four times the maximum GFA permitted within the high density zone

• site cover of 65% compared to the maximum of 40%

• the proposed 15 and 21 storey building heights are 12 and 18 storeys higher than the three-storey height limit for the Dockside D2 sub-precinct

• the proposed multi-storey podium which is largely car parking covers most of the site

• 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

• the proposed deep tree planting area of 4% is less than half of the 10% required, furthermore, compliance with deep tree planting requirements is not substantiated

• 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

• varying five to six-metre setback to front boundary is less than the mandatory setback

• the non-compliant setbacks are exacerbated by the excessively high tower blocks that overshadow neighbours, including the adjacent Heritage Sites, for extended periods daily and seasonally

• views are impaired to the former Evans Deakin Dry Dock, a listed local heritage place (reduction in width from approximately 33 metres to between 6.5 metres and 12 metres)

• demolition of part of the dry dock and proposed building in the current open space will substantially reduce the amount of landscaped area

• the current transition between the high-density Dockside Towers and the low-density traditional housing on the southern side of Cairns Street is destroyed by replacing the existing four-storey Point Residences with two high-rise towers immediately opposite the five heritage-listed houses at 29 to 35 and 37 Cairns Street

• additional retail is not justified

• reduction of building separation to 19 metres is below the minimum allowable. Also concerning is that this tower separation is not achieved in relation to neighbouring developments

• inadequate response to traffic, pedestrian crossing, car parking and servicing requirements

• only the minor superficial amendments have been made in response to Council’s request for further Information. 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.

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