Branch continues advocacy on setbacks and carparking

The Institute’s Gold Coast Logan branch has written to the City of Gold Coast during its third round of consultation reiterating items raised in our previous submissions.

We raised concern in our submission with:

  • Increased setback requirements for the high density residential zones that reduce infill achievement
  • Reduced housing density opportunities within council’s newly designated low-medium density residential zones and the Gold Coast’s light rail corridor
  • Reduced population and dwelling potential of the Targeted Growth Areas and the impact on assessment certainty of the Neighbourhood elements overlay code.

The Institute also saw this as an opportunity express concern over the council’s first round consultation amendments on car parking. The Institute has encouraged solutions to reduce car dependency within the region and resolve the issue at its source, rather than prescribing car parking either at grade or underground without an opportunity within the building’s podium.

The Institute will continue to work with council on delivering amendments 2 and 3. We are eager to collaborate with council on amendments 4 and 5, particularly with respect to greater opportunities to create the much sought after “missing middle” product that responds the diversity of residents.

If you have any questions, please contact Policy Executive, Robert Tily on (07) 3229 1589 or via the email below.

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