The maximum building height in Bali still not higher than 15 meters
(Balitrips.net) / 12 Jun 2009
Bali's House of Representatives (DPRD-Bali) have confirmed that there
will be no change in the maximum building height allowed in the new
provincial zoning law (RTRWP)now being finalized by that body. The DPRD's decision squashes efforts by some circles to increase the current maximum 15 meters to 33 meters.
The Vice-Chairman of the DPRD-Bali, Ida Bagus Suryatmadja Manuaba, told Beritabali.com
that a maximum building height of 15 meters had "become an icon of Bali
development" and reflected the development needs of Bali as a small
Suryatmadja explained: "Buildings can't be built
higher than 15 meters; that's a do or die proposition. Our first
consideration is the view; people approaching the island from the sea
should immediately see rows of coconut palms. Our other consideration
is the carrying capacity of Bali."
The leading Bali lawmaker
called on the people of Bali to continue to provide input in the
current discussions of a new RTRWP. He promised that the new rules
would not be rushed through the DPRD, but hopes the final draft will be
completed by August of 2009. (source: baliupdate.com.