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.