Wealthy neighbours are at war over a new three-storey mega mansion because the nine-metre structure would block the sun and hurt ‘community cohesion’.
Residents are heading to court to stop the palatial home on Monaco Street in Broadbeach, which is already dotted with million-dollar properties.
The Gold Coast City Council granted Murray and Megan Chesser approval to build the five-bedroom home in December, which includes a basement car park.
Pictured: An artist’s impression of a new three-story home in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast
There is a single-story home on the property (pictured), but the new owners wants to knock it down
The plans also have a media room and games room with an entertainment area consuming the entire third storey.
Monaco Street residents, who are acting under the name Delasala Pty Ltd, claim the mansion is too tall and ‘not appropriate for the area’, The Courier-Mail reported.
The group also claimed the large home would block the solar panels for adjoining neighbours and have ‘unacceptable privacy impacts by the proximity of the proposed development’s third storey’s deck area’.
Monaco Street (pictured) is already dotted with million-dollar properties with water views
According to court documents, the structure would also inch too close to neighbours’ homes and does not ‘contribute to streetscape character’.
Residents also argue that the abode would fail to create a sense of ‘community cohesion’ and wellbeing.
The development site currently has a single-storey home and was sold for more than $2.8million in 2019.
The city council and the Chasser family are yet to lodge a response.
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