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.’’