Our suburb is at risk from developers

TriCare appeal to the Planning and Environment Court has been allowed

On 30 November 2017, TriCare launched an appeal in the Planning and Environment Court in response to the Brisbane City Council’s refusal of its development application. The council’s refusal can be read here.  On Wednesday 11 September, we learned that the court had allowed the TriCare appeal and approved an amended form of development subject to conditions.  You can read the documents relating to the appeal, including the court judgment, by visiting this site.  We would like to thank our many supporters for their help in opposing TriCare’s inappropriate tower development. Please subscribe to our email updates on this page or follow us on Facebook for the latest news.

Community’s expectation of council in the appeal

On 17 July 2018, 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.

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.

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.

Cr Simmonds expects one to three storeys!

At our community meeting in August, Councillor Julian Simmonds said the area surrounding the TriCare Taringa site is defined by one to three storeys and that’s what the council expects. It’s what we expect too. View the video here

Best-practice care for our elderly: community meeting

Taringa resident John Mayze speaks at our community meeting of 13 Aug 2017 (video by Paul Mayze)

TriCare’s proposed re-design for 52 Seven Oaks Street site overlaid on a Google map image of Taringa, demonstrating its failure to reduce the bulk, scale and height of the development to be compatible with the low-medium and medium density development in proximity to the site.

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The location of the development at 52 Seven Oaks Street

Location of TriCare’s proposed development