REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY —3 OCEANS TWIN TOWERS DEVELOPMENT —
1085. Hon COLIN TINCKNELL to the minister representing the
Minister for Planning:
My question is in reference to the
recently approved towers at Scarborough Beach.
(1) Which, if
any, of the design guidelines were not met in the approved application; and
what specific aspects of the application were determined by the Metropolitan
Redevelopment Authority to be additional benefits to the community and a catalyst
for the future development and investment in the area that convinced the MRA to
approve the development?
(2) The MRA
website states that on 19 June 2018 the Scarborough Land Redevelopment
Committee received 20 public deputations opposing and five deputations in
favour of the development. It also states that the MRA received a number of
petitions that were noted as community and stakeholder feedback. Can the
minister please provide a list of the petitions submitted to the MRA and the
number of signatures on each petition?
(3) What is the
expected total occupancy for both staff and guests for each of the following
areas of the development —
(a) the convention centre;
(b) the art gallery;
(c) residential apartments; and
(d) the hotel?
STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
application included the following variations from the development standards in
the Scarborough design guidelines: building height, setbacks, tower separation
and street activation. The proposed development incorporates the following
community benefits as prescribed within the Scarborough design guidelines: design excellence; a four-star hotel
with 119 rooms and convention facilities with a 900-person capacity,
with a minimum three-star hotel with 50 rooms required; 100 parking bays
available to the public, which is above the development demand, with a minimum
of 100 public parking bays required; and a five-star Green Star rating, with a minimum
five-star Green Star rating required.
(2) There was a petition
from Sunset Not Skyscrapers with 1 400 signatories, and 347 pro forma letters
from the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union.
(3) The specific
occupancy levels of all uses are yet to be determined. The applicant is
required to provide detailed management plans of the various uses at working
drawing stage that will clarify expected occupancy rates.