Set of inner-city Toowoomba units approved by council
A SET of eight units near the centre of Toowoomba have been approved by the council.
The development of the units in South Toowoomba, including six two-bedroom dwellings and two three-bedroom spaces, was submitted back in November by applicant Empress Properties Pty Ltd.
The proposal was based on vacant land on Denis St, a short road directly off Ruthven St and less than a block away from the City Golf Club.
In her assessment report, Toowoomba Regional Council planning officer Tamara Katai said the units would be based around a shared driveway.
"The site, being 4 Denis St, is 1812sq m in area and is currently vacant," she wrote.
"Despite the site being vacant, the road frontage contains mature street trees that will be retained by the development.
"The proposed development seeks to establish eight new dwelling units with a centralised, shared driveway.
"Access will be taken from Denis Street. Of the eight units, two are proposed to be double-storey, both of which will be located at the rear of the site."
The council requested extra information during the planning process, including issues around earthworks, stormwater, sewerage and transport access, all of which were responded to by the applicant.
Ms Katai approved the development with 84 conditions attached.