Council says no to units
A UNIT development that has been on the books for six years will not go ahead after Gladstone Regional Council knocked back an application for an extension of the currency period on Tuesday.
The applicants, Mainleaf P/L, Waterson Homes P/L, Dezmar Holdings, and Denaid P/L c/- Ken Hicks and Associates, also requested to change existing approval for 21 multiple dwelling units.
The proposal was earmarked for Wyndham Avenue, fronting the Turtle Way reserve on the eastern boundary.
Council's Planning Director Andrew Kearns said the request did not meet requirements of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009, and therefore council officers recommended the application be refused.
The original application was considered by the former Calliope Shire Council at its meeting on April 23, 2004, where the proposal was approved subject to conditions.
Subsequently, an application to extend the currency period for this approval, for a further 24 months (April 23, 2010) as well as a request to change the building to comply with the Building Code of Australia, was approved by council at its meeting of April 8, 2008. Further modifications were also approved by council on January 20, 2009 and July 7, 2009.
“The 2004 application pre-dates any planning scheme,” Mr Kearns said.
“The height and density is higher than what's in the current scheme.
“A new DA (development application) would likely attract new submissions.”
The latest application requested to extend the currency period a further 24 months (to April 23, 2012).