Ocean in­spired

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - Angelique Pat­ter­son

A new res­i­den­tial prop­erty will be built on Is­land Point Road af­ter coun­cil yes­ter­day ap­proved the three-storey man­sion.

The mod­ern prop­erty, which has been likened to a su­pery­acht be­cause of its side pro­file, will be on three lots on Flagstaff Hill be­tween Is­land Point Road and Mur­phy Street.

While three storeys, the first level will be an un­der­croft for ve­hi­cle park­ing and ac­cess to the prop­erty. The two lev­els above that will in­clude three bed­rooms, a study, lounge, kitchen, ameni­ties area, out­door liv­ing ar­eas and two swim­ming pools.

In the ma­te­rial change of use re­port pre­sented to coun­cil yes­ter­day, it stated there were ini­tial con­cerns the prop­erty ex­ceeded max­i­mum height lim­i­ta­tions and could have a detri­men­tal vis­ual im­pact on Flagstaff Hill and im­pact sur­round­ing properties, but th­ese con­cerns have since been quashed.

‘‘A re­sponse for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion was is­sued and in re­sponse the ap­pli­cant pro­vided an ex­ten­sive re­sponse in­clud­ing a meet­ing and pre­sen­ta­tion, de­tailed vis­ual anal­y­sis and amended land­scap­ing plans,’’ the re­port stated.

‘‘ The in­for­ma­tion pro­vided al­layed coun­cil of­fi­cer con­cerns and gave fur­ther jus­ti­fi­ca­tion that the pro­posal as de­signed will es­sen­tially present a two-storey house when viewed from both sur­round­ing properties and from pub­lic ar­eas.

‘‘The ap­pli­cant ac­tu­ally erected scaf­fold­ing on the site to the pro­posed heights to demon­strate vis­ual im­pact.’’

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