The inner-city suburb of Spring Hill is known for its heritage buildings.
But residents say its character is under threat from a 15 storey dual tower development.
Developer ‘Keylin’ has lodged an application to build a hotel and apartment building at 447 Gregory Terrace.
Local residents say the current design would put one of the 15 storey buildings within 10 metres of their back balconies and dwarf their 5 storey unit block.
They’re also worried it would block out natural light, air flow and significantly impact their quality of living.
“Council has deemed (this development) code accessible which is the lowest level of assessment. It means we don’t have any avenues to launch our appeals, objections and concerns,” local resident Mel Botha said.
Brisbane City Council Opposition Leader Jared Cassidy said these Spring Hill residents are being ignored and silenced and the LNP-run Council has a duty to consider their concerns.
“Residents are sick and tired of being shut out of the planning process,” Cr Cassidy said.
“Six years ago the LNP Council changed Brisbane’s planning scheme to make 90% of development less than impact accessible. That means in 9 out of 10 developments in Brisbane, local residents don’t know about it and then don’t get a say,”
“We need to see more impact accessible developments and we need residents to have more of a say in the planning of their own backyards.”
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