Developers have applied for a 19-storey highrise tower on a relatively small site at 11 Thornton St, Kangaroo Point which is zoned for a maximum of 10 storeys. We know these kinds of developments do not meaningfully improve affordability for residents on lower incomes. This particular tower is also right next to a park, and will excessively overshadow the public realm and other nearby buildings.
Please join us for a short rally on the morning of Tuesday, 12 December at 7:30am to draw broader attention to this development and help increase the pressure on Brisbane City Council. Feel free to bring signs and anything else which will help communicate your concerns about the project.
Brisbane has clear rules for high-density development in the inner-city. It is unacceptable that some big developers are allowed generous exemptions to these rules while ordinary residents have to comply strictly with increasingly burdensome regulations even for minor renovation projects.
This development application comes at a time when Brisbane City Council is proposing to rewrite the neighbourhood plan for Kangaroo Point to allow significantly higher towers without even requiring public notification. Kangaroo Point already has an appropriate level of density, and local infrastructure is not keeping pace with population growth. It's time for residents to speak out.