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^^ Not too familiar with the process but what kind of legal action can they actually take?
They can appeal the development approval in the Planning & Environment Court. Bloomberg Incorporation commissioned their own planning report on the project by Wolter Consulting, who found potential issues relating to how Dexus was representing the development's site area. The story goes:

"Documents lodged with the council state Waterfront Brisbane will have a site cover of 9919 square metres and tower site cover of 6300 square metres, equalling 44.5 per cent of the total site area and 28.2 per cent of tower site cover, making it code assessable. But Wolter Consulting's report argues those figures did not include the entire site, only taking into account the tower and plaza buildings, not the "low-scale tenanted spaces" on the site. "These areas potentially include the pontoons and moorings, the riverwalk, the car parking areas that protrude above ground level and any areas of plaza on those car parking areas that are commercialised/tenanted as outdoor dining and the like," the report says. If those areas are included, the total site area expands to 19,307 square metres and site cover percentage could be above the 70 per cent benchmark that would make the application impact assessable, the report concludes." Source: Brisbane Times

Brisbane City Council obviously didn't agree, seeing as they have approved the development. But I assume Bloomberg is going to be pushing this point in the courts.
 

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^ Ahh okay I thought you can only appeal an approval if the application is Impact Assessable and if a properly made submission is submitted. Or is there another way?
 

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^^ There's no requirement of advertising, and no public submissions allowed on a Code Assessable DA, but it can still be appealed in the P&E Courts. Due legal process can't be barred by planning guidelines.
 

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^^ Since I am not a lawyer, im not sure if "Declaration" is the same as "Appealed" but this is what I assume you are talkin about:

"While you are not able to appeal a code assessable application decision, you may have the right to seek a declaration from the Planning and Environment Court. You might seek a declaration if you are aware a code assessable application assessment process or a development activity has not been undertaken in accordance with the law.

The right to seek a declaration from the Court is available to any person and the Court has broad powers to make orders to rectify issues such as misinterpretation of the Act, for example, including whether the application should have been ‘impact assessable’ and not ‘code assessable’. You should always seek legal advice before going to Court to ensure you have good legal grounds."

From the EDO: edo.org.au/publication/community-rights-to-be-involved-in-development-assessment-in-queensland/#:~:text=Code%20assessable%20development%20applications%20are,right%20to%20appeal%20a%20decision.&text=While%20you%20are%20not%20able,the%20Planning%20and%20Environment%20Court.
 

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The right to seek a declaration from the Court is available to any person and the Court has broad powers to make orders to rectify issues such as misinterpretation of the Act, for example, including whether the application should have been ‘impact assessable’ and not ‘code assessable’. You should always seek legal advice before going to Court to ensure you have good legal grounds."
This is exactly what I suspect Bloomberg would be aiming for. I'm not a lawyer either, so my wording was off, but this is what I was meaning. :)
 

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Some of the framing for the new Waterfront Place awning has gone up this morning.

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Coincidentally, I was photographing Naldham House just yesterday while trying out a new lens. If you want to photo the Waterfront-facing side of the building like I did, you may want to do it sooner rather than later.


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^^ No, they have solid metal sheeting on top and a mirror finish aluminium soffit to the underside. I imagine anything properly clear (i.e. glass) may not be sturdy enough to survive a window falling on top of it.
 

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Glass also gets pretty dirty, only looks good the day its installed. After a while the dirt and water seem to penetrate the laminates and goes cloudy.
 
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^^ No, they have solid metal sheeting on top and a mirror finish aluminium soffit to the underside. I imagine anything properly clear (i.e. glass) may not be sturdy enough to survive a window falling on top of it.
Are they still shadowing Felix St ?
 
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