In regard to the development application A003102126 The Central Buildings at 307-327 Honour Avenue, Graceville which incorporates our property The Bulk Store at 11 Rakeevan Road, Graceville. You can view details of the development application on BCC's website at http://pdonline.brisbane.qld.gov.au/MasterView/masterplan/enquirer/default.aspx
The public submission period is from 17 Nov 2011 through to 9th Dec 2011.
This is a Impact Assessable application due to its Cultural Heritage Place position.
I have a number of concerns as an owner of the Walter Taylor Bulk Store at 11 Rakeevan Road.
Firstly there is a wall that runs along Rakeevan Road which links the Central Buildings on Honour Avenue to the Bulk Store. This wall is present in the Council citation available with this development application but it is not included in any of the development plans. There is to be a driveway to be built right where the wall stands now.
Secondly this application doesn't include sufficient privacy screening to which our Queensland heritage listed building deserves.
Thirdly this precinct has already been affected by development which has seen more of the Walter Taylor buildings been pulled down without proper community consultation. A prime example was 335 Honour Avenue which was demolished in the wee hours of the morning now gone forever. There are a number of Walter Taylor buildings in this street alone which are of huge significance. Lets not lose any more.
I have spoken to a staff in the Council heritage section who assesses these developments and they had some concerns over some aspects with this development application.
Your help in allowing the community be aware of this short period of 15 days available to offer their comment during the notification period.