Appeal to the Planning and Environment Court
On 1 December, TriCare lodged an appeal against the Brisbane City Council’s refusal of its development application. You can read the notice of appeal here
On 12 December, the Brisbane City Council lodged an appearance in response to TriCare’s appeal. You can observe the progress of the appeal by monitoring this site A directions hearing will be scheduled in the new year at which the court will issue a directions order outlining the steps that parties must take and time frames for doing so.
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.