STICK TO THE LAW: Carlos Ceron is looking for an investment unit but wants developers to stick to the approvals they are given by local government.
STICK TO THE LAW: Carlos Ceron is looking for an investment unit but wants developers to stick to the approvals they are given by local government. Nicky Moffat

Why developers need to stick with approvals

SUNSHINE Coast residents who participated in a straw poll by the Daily have called on the Sunshine Coast Council to be tough on developer Aria and not allow retrospective approval for its non-compliant Breeze development.

As reported in the Daily earlier this month, when scaffolding was taken down on Aria's Breeze development in Mooloolaba it became clear the building is not what was approved.

The council now has to decide whether to approve an application for retrospective approval, and the State Government has been asked to call in the controversial development.

When asked whether buildings should have to comply with their approved plans, Sippy Downs resident Carlos Ceron said they should.

"It's not only illegal, it's dangerous," Mr Ceron said, referring to the building of unapproved developments.

"That why we have council schemes, and plans for the council to go through."

Mr Ceron said the council should be flexible when it came to minor changes that improved the aesthetics or structural integrity of a development.

Tim Franklin agreed that developers should not be rewarded for constructing buildings outside the council's approvals.

"I don't think it's okay," he said. "The people who live nearby agreed on a vision of what it's going to look like."

Caloundra resident Dave Franklin said he was curious as to why Aria would have gone outside their approved plan.

"If something goes through Council, that should be it," he said.

"Maybe they think Council is soft and they'll get what they want."


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