Save your beach lifestyle.Stop large scale developments in Palm Beach before it's too late

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Large scale developments in Palm Beach are being approved by the Gold Coast City Council even though they breach the Town Planning codes, leading to grossly high-density apartment complexes.

THIS IS HAPPENING IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD RIGHT NOW AND IT WILL AFFECT YOU! DON'T WAIT UNTIL IT'S TOO LATE TO SAY ANYTHING!!

  • Double the people (or more!) living in your block 
  • Shadows cast on your home
  • Invasion of privacy - 9 storeys worth of people looking into your home and back garden
  • Nowhere to park because of an influx of residents and their visitors
  • Excessive Noise from having a high number of people in a small area 
  • Increased local traffic
  • Damage to your property because of large scale development on unstable land. 
  • Degradation of community - YOU CAN SAY GOODBYE TO THE PALM BEACH YOU KNOW AND LOVE!

We are residents of Palm Beach and are calling on the Gold Coast City Council to follow Town Planning codes to protect the residents of Palm beach, and maintain the nature of Palm Beach as a family and community oriented seaside suburb (or see it turn into Surfers Paradise). Specifically in relation to density, setbacks, site coverage, car and bike parking, and communal area allowances. 

The Gold Coast City Council have been approving Developments in Palm Beach that do not comply with the Town Planning for the area resulting in more than double the density than is specified. A development application is currently being assessed for a development at 1-7 Twenty Fourth Ave that grossly exceeds the Town Plan - specifically around:

  • Higher Density than what it is zoned for - in the case of 1-7 Twenty Fourth Ave they are proposing 100 rooms, instead of the 39 that it is zoned for - 2.5 times the amount of bedrooms per square metre than what it is zoned for. If you think about the standard 400m square residential block in palm beach this would equate to around 20 people per standard block.
  • Reduced Set backs, so the building is coming closer to the edge of the property and encroaching on neighbouring properties, leading to a higher impact on neighbours for noise, privacy, shadow/blocking of sun etc.
  • Reduced numbers of car parks for visitor parking
  • Higher percentages of site coverage than is allowed 
  • Drastically reduced communal areas (for 1-7 Twenty fourth ave they are proposing 351 square metres instead of the required 1700 square metres) 

As residents we need to stand up and say this is not ok before it's too late! 

Gold Coast City Council - consider the true impact of development on the residents and nature of the Gold Coast



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