G.C.C.C. Planning department have sent the information request to Songcheng (Australia) Entertainment Pty Ltd.
The information request is 20 pages long. If any crazy fools like me want to read the whole document go to G.C.C.C pdonline to locate it. LOT 4 SP180847.
To sum it up the council are seeking information on building heights, emergency evacuation plans, traffic management, floods, setbacks, erosion of the Nerang river and operating times to name a few.
If they are planning for the residential side of the project to cover the cost, Songcheng will need to do a re-think with council saying they are not currently willing to raise the height limit.
Building Height 1
Having reviewed the relevant provisions of the City Plan, in context with the surrounding existing and approved development, officers are concerned that the proposed building heights would conflict with the existing and intended character of the area. Officers acknowledge that
there are somewhat comparable building heights within the Royal Pines and Emerald Lakes developments, however, these built form outcomes are established in a manner, and on sites, which have facilitated significant screening, setbacks and sleeving to reduce their visual prominence. Consequently, officers consider that the nature and location of these developments prevent them from being the prevailing or pre-dominant character of the area.
It is noted that the applicant proposes not to limit the height of structures which are directly related to theme park rides, which is a benefit afforded to established Tourist Attractions which exist within a different context to the subject site and are located on much larger sites.
Therefore, the applicant is requested to undertake the following:
a. Reduce the proposed building heights across the site, except where a height designation of three (3) storeys is afforded;
b. Provide a visual impact analysis depicting how the new, reduced proposed heights provide an appropriate outcome for the area; and
c. Delete all reference to this exclusion within the Australian Legend World
Songcheng (Australia) Entertainment Pty Ltd. Have 6 months to reply to the information request.