Stop the High Rise in Forest Lake

Principal Petitioner Hamish Krammer, Forest Lake
Closing Date Tue, 10 Jul 2018
No. of signatures 565 signatures

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To the Right Honourable Lord Mayor Graham Quirk and Councillor Julian Simmonds Chairman of the City Planning Committee: We the undersigned residents of Forest Lake and the surrounding suburbs wish to voice our opposition to the proposed development at 5 The Esplanade, Forest Lake for a high-rise 'Retirement Facility' building (BCC development application reference A004909754).

The public are genuinely concerned about the significant impacts the proposed development will have on our current lifestyle, natural beauty of the Forest Lake Parklands and the residences around the Lake. Our objections to the development in its current form are that: It is proposed at an excessively high height of 8 storeys, the height of the building is not consistent or complementary with the height of nearby buildings and represents overdevelopment of the site. It is beyond the reasonable expectations of residents of what could occur on the site.
 The height of the proposed development is inconsistent with the Brisbane City Plan 2014 and the Forest Lake Neighbourhood Plan. It will set an undesirable precedent for more high-rise development within Forest Lake. · The style, visual design, and bulk of the building is not in keeping with the surrounding landscape and architecture. The building will negatively impact on existing views of the Lake for residents to the south of the proposed development within Mauritius Parade. It will likely result in shadowing impacts on the Lake Parklands, on adjoining development, and on the residents residing to the south of the proposed development within Mauritius Parade. It will likely have a negative traffic impact at the intersection of The Esplanade and Forest Lake Boulevard and increase on-street parking that will occur on The Esplanade in front of the development, and also in the public car park of the Lake Parklands.

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