University of Queensland Unhappy About Obstructed View of Historic Building

CUSTOMS HOUSE

Source: Abc.net.au

Owners of the heritage listed Customs House are taking the Brisbane City Council to court for approving construction of a 47 storey building next door to the historic building.

A $375 million development is being built next door to Customs House which the University says contradicts the council’s own planning scheme.

The planning scheme introduced a 25 metre setback requirement to preserve the views of Customs House when seen from Queen Street.

The development would also lead to a need for the partial removal of a fig tree more than a century old and damage to a historic stone retaining wall.

 

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-01-12/university-of-queensland-take-brisbane-city-council-to-court/7084242

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