The future of Sunland’s contentious “Grace on Coronation” development has been thrown into uncertainty after an appeal was won in court by a neighbouring resident over the development of the three-tower development. Toowong resident Kate Peta Bell came out the winner against the $430 million skyscrapers, with the Court of Appeal overturning the previous judgment made by the Planning and Environment Court in May last year.
Bell’s appeal to the Court of Appeal was completed on the grounds that the towers exceeded the strict height limitations (outlined in the Brisbane City Council planning scheme) by 12 levels.
Although Sunland’s executive chairman and founder of Sunland Soheil Abedian articulated his disappointment in the outcome when speaking at Urbanity ’18, he said he hoped that people would come to their senses.
Abedian also confirmed that the Sunland board was taking on advice and the directors would make a final decision in the coming months as to the future of the $430 million champagne flute development. Abedian also stated that Brisbane had lost one of the greatest opportunities.
The development would have featured two of the towers with 24 levels, and the third with 27 levels, allowing for 555 units and eight villas in the residential development. The height restrictions in the area are set at 15 levels.