Planning application at 35 Saltair St, Kings Beach, QLD
Jan. 13, 2017, 2:47 a.m.
Thank you for your response.
We do not understand your reference to the planning scheme. Can you be specific about how this relates to our issue of the narrowness of Saltair Street at the cul de sac end to the proposed number of apartments in this complex. As with other complainants in the email trail we are concerned that the amenity of the current residents will be adversely affected. In our case this would be due to the large complex proposed for such a small cul de sac. Surely in terms of the traffic assessment council must consider that some streets must reach a traffic saturation point?
From Brian and Diane Cosgrove to local councillor Tim Dwyer
Dear Brian and Diane, The Planning Scheme designation has a direct relationship with the "intensity of use" in the street. So being a High Density Residential Zone(HDRZ) means that; parking requirements, traffic flows, pedestrian flows etc will be in bigger numbers and intensity than low density areas. In regard to the consultation done for any Planning Scheme, whether here or other parts of Qld, that is where local governments get feedback from the community in regard to proposals in the Scheme as you would be aware. The HDRZ for Saltair St and other streets in the area have not received opposition, of any significance if at all, as a result of consultation done for the Sunshine Coast Planning and prior to that the Caloundra City Planning Scheme.
Council officers consider the local characteristics of the area when assessing all applications. In regard to your comment about the street, presently there are a certain number of cars that can park 'on street'. This will not change with any further development so the function of the street won't change, however the number of cars using the street is where change will occur. However with the HDRZ designation, this was always going to be the case. So council officers will consider the carrying capacity of the street as they do with all applications. When the Scheme was developed the carrying capacity of the road networks were considered. Council's strategic planners see the streets of Kings Beach as suitable for high density living and capable of managing the volume of cars. Yes, roads will get busier as development potential is realised, but the local road network of Kings Beach has the capacity to carry the load. It's the main thoroughfares in and out of Caloundra that require improvements to carrying capacity. That is why the recently released Caloundra Centre Master Plan included road network improvements that address growth.
Should you wish to discuss this matter further please call my office on 54208965. Thank you Brian and Diane. Tim.
Regards, Cr Tim Dwyer Deputy Mayor Division 2 Sunshine Coast Council (07) 5420 8965 office (07) 5420 8986 fax 0418 348 896 mobile
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