Michele Gurton, Brunswick Heads
Short St, Brunswick Heads, is a quiet, leafy street, of long-term residences of older people and young families and with a good feeling of community and cohesion.
The original proposed development at 16 Short St, for 2 dwellings with 10 bedrooms plus 10 ensuites, 14 outdoor living spaces, 2 swimming pools, and only 15% open space, contravened council regulations and Council received over 100 objections to the DA.
Now this DA has been re-submitted with minor revisions related to the position of boundaries and little else.
This massive development still does not comply with council regulations and will have an adverse affect on neighbours.
It certainly does not satisfy the council requirement that ‘Development is designed to enhance the low key, family friendly, coastal village character, streetscape and scale of Brunswick Heads’ in residential areas.
The revised DA should be open for public display and Council should reject it. The developer should be required to submit a fresh DA, allowing the community the opportunity to view it and know the full extent of what the developer intends to create.
It would appear that with the name Short St Long Stay it is intended for tourist accommodation with all amenities geared towards maximum profits and no consideration for the existing neighbourhood character.