TriCare appeal to the Planning and Environment Court
On Monday 18 June a review of the TriCare appeal was conducted in the Planning and Environment Court. At the review, the court issued an order stating that TriCare was to provide amended plans by 13 July, that the Council is to meet with TriCare in a mediation session with the court registrar by 27 July, and that a review with the registrar of the court is to be conducted on 3 August.
On 17 July, we wrote to Cr Julian Simmonds to reaffirm our expectation that the Council will, in the mediation, continue to act in the best interests of the community by maintaining the community’s opposition to the bulk and scale of the development and by reinforcing the height requirements under the neighbourhood plan.
You can observe the progress of the appeal by monitoring this site.
TriCare’s application refused by Council
Cr Julian Simmonds wrote to Protect Taringa on 10 November to inform us that following strong representations from the local community, the assessing council officers had refused TriCare’s development application. A copy of Cr Simmonds’ letter can be viewed here. The council’s refusal can be read here
TriCare’s re-submitted application
On 30 October, Tricare submitted a new proposal to develop the land on the former Sullivan Nicolaides’ site at 52 Seven Oaks Street. TriCare submitted a revised design of a scale, bulk and height (16, 12 & 8 storeys) that remained incompatible with the character of Taringa. You can view TriCare’s revised development application here
TriCare’s plan does not tell the real story
Average high-rise buildings are 2.7 – 3.0m floor-to-floor. TriCare’s buildings floor-to-floor are:
- Buildings 1 and 2 = 3.5m floor-to-floor
- Building 3 = 3.8m floor-to-floor
Based on standard floor-to-floor measurements, TriCare’s towers measure 12, 17 and 22 storeys! View the plan.