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More green space or more towers near Davies Park

What’s happening on the site?

A developer has lodged an application for two 26 storey highrise towers on the current TOMRA Recycling Centre site (281 Montague Road) and the QBCC site (297 Montague Road). Both these sites back onto Davies Park.

Here's some brief information about what's in the development application (you can find the full DA here):

  • Two 26 storey towers – the height limit for the site in the Neighbourhood Plan is 6 storeys on Montague Rd frontage and 12 behind.
  • 470 units – the developer has estimated that this represents about 960 residents.
  • 728 car parks – the driveway entrance is currently proposed to be on Montague Road next to the Vulture Street intersection.

The developer is arguing that they should be allowed to build to 14 storeys over the height limit in exchange for handing over 0.4 hectares of the site as public parkland.

But to put this into context, the BCC City Plan says that for every 1,000 residents, there should be at least 1.4 hectares of public green space in the local area. 0.4 hectares isn’t even enough green space for the residents who will live in these new buildings. It won’t do anything to address the existing shortage of green space in the Kurilpa Peninsula.

You can still submit comments!

Here's how you can make a submission:

1. Individualised submissions are most effective and therefore preferable. The 'formal' submission period closed on 11 June but you can still submit comments that the council assessment officers will read. You can view mine here, feel free to use it as an example or inspiration for your own. You can lodge your submission online here, or via email at [email protected] 

Just make sure yours:

  • Includes your full name, your postal address, and your email. (It has to include this information to be accepted by Council, but if you are concerned about privacy, just state after your signature: “Please redact my personal information for publication”
  • Is addressed “To the Assessment Manager”.
  • Provides the reasons why you oppose the application, especially where it is inconsistent with the neighbourhood plan.
  • Includes the development site’s address (281-297 Montague Road) and application number (A005608649)

2. I am hosting a drop-in session at my office on Thursday the 3rd of June from 5:30 to 6:30PM for anyone who would like some help putting theirs together.

3. If you are really short on time, we have set up a Do Gooder page that will allow you to quickly lodge a generic submission. All you have to do is enter your name, email, and address.