Petitions | Brisbane City Council

Vote 'No' to Chapel Street/Sandgate Road Development A004831430

Principal Petitioner Rachelle Willington, Nundah
Date Closed Wed, 11 Jul 2018 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 2258 signatures

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Residents draw Council's attention to an application submitted to demolish properties at 1180, 1190, 1192, and 1208 Sandgate Road, Nundah in order to build a new development of units and shopfronts.

Your petitioners request that this development be denied based on the negative impact to the aesthetic and economic value to Nundah and its residents. This development does not fulfill a need for our suburb as there are already hundreds of unoccupied/unsold units in the area. Furthermore, it will negatively impact the Nundah community and its 'village lifestyle'. This lifestyle is a large part of what makes this suburb so unique - including residents supporting local businesses. The increase of units in the suburb and its saturation may also negatively impact the value of property in the area as has occurred in surrounding suburbs such as Chermside. While there may be a need in the future for increased housing or a change in commercial properties, this is not the case at the present time. We must protect and preserve our suburb and continue to support small businesses.

Council response

The development application is under assessment for multiple dwellings (72 units), food and drink outlet, office, shop, bar and hotel on the site of a local heritage place, adjoining a local heritage place and involving a commercial character building. The development application also includes the partial demolition of a local heritage place and a commercial character building. The application is being assessed against the requirements of Brisbane City Plan 2014 and in accordance with the provisions of the Planning Act 2016.

An Information Request was issued by Council on 6 March 2018 stating that the proposal is not supported in its current form. The Information Request asks the applicant to respond to the matters raised including heritage impacts, building height, architectural design, streetscape interface, traffic impacts, parking, air quality, amenity impacts, landscaping, unit sizes and land use mix. The applicant has not yet responded to the Information Request.

You can follow the progress of this application online by visiting Council’s website at www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/pdonline and searching application reference number A004831430.