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November 12, 2019

New Developments Overview: Brisbane

With so many projects underway, it can be tough to keep up! Here, we give you a rundown of new projects we’ve heard talk about in the past few weeks.

Hamilton: An application has been lodged for a 17 storey residential tower known as Portside East Building 17 located at Macarthur Avenue, Northshore Hamilton. The building will have eight ground-floor retail tenancies, podium landscaping, and a rooftop recreational deck comprising of a pool, bbq and kitchen area as well as a...

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November 11, 2019

The Bustling Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is always bustling, with projects through Brisbane, along the M1 and onto the coastline. There’s always something happening.

Mermaid Beach and Broadbeach has come in on the UDIA Top 20 list at number 2, thanks to a large number of major projects approved and underway in the area. From $65 million apartment complexes to $500 million luxury towers, the multi-billion development boom in Broadbeach-Mermaid Beach area is having major impacts on the skyline.

Palm Beach is another suburb that is set to undergo...

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November 10, 2019

Development Sunshine Coast

There is plenty happening around the Sunshine Coast region. This development has seen Caloundra come in fourth on the UDIA Top 20 list, with Maroochydore at fifth.

One of the biggest projects is the development of Australia’s only Greenfield city centre within an urban area. This is currently being developed at Maroochydore and includes commercial, retail, city living, entertainment and lifestyle precincts, with approximately 40% of the 53 hectare site to be parks, plazas and waterways. The project will be delivered...

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November 09, 2019

Brisbane Development Dominates

According to the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA), the Brisbane CBD has dominated approved developments within the last 12 months. There are a number of projects that have contributed to this – Queens Wharf in particular. There are a number of projects that have contributed to this – Queens Wharf in particular.

The Queen’s Wharf Brisbane precinct will have four new luxury hotels, more than 50 new bars and restaurants, 2,000 residential apartments and the size equivalent of 12 football...

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November 08, 2019

South East Queensland – Development Hot Spots

There’s so much happening at the moment in Queensland – and according to UDIA, Brisbane City is the number one development hot spot in the State (out of 528 places) with more than $1 billion worth of projects approved. This is compared to Mermaid Beach – Broadbeach, which came in second overall at $608 million worth; and Redbank at $347 million.

Taking a drive or walk through the city and inner suburbs – it’s easy to see why. There’s been an...

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October 10, 2019

Redland Bay’s Strategic Regional Planning

There are several projects being undertaken across Redland City that fall into the master planning model for the bayside suburbs. Redland City Council acquired an 1859 square metres strategic parcel of prime waterfront land with panoramic views in May 2019, next to Cleveland Lighthouse and Cleveland Point Recreation Reserve. The parcel of land is considered of great historical and community value, and the land use is yet to be determined.

In April 2019 Redland City Council also signed an agreement with the Australian...

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October 09, 2019

Logan City Region Moving In Leaps And Bounds

There is no doubt the City of Logan region is undergoing some incredible changes and moving forward in leaps and bounds. The creation of the new 7,000 hectares Greater Flagstone megacity housing development will create one of the largest cities in Australia. The greater Flagstone projects coupled with the neighbouring2000-hectare Yarrabilba development comes many investment opportunities.

The new megacity has not only been granted the largest infrastructure deal in Australian history ($1.2billion for delivery of roads and other infrastructure), but it is...

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October 08, 2019

Ipswich Tracking For Urban Design

Ipswich continues to be a solid growth area in the south East. With high-level flooding in recent years forcing the local council to reconsider their development options, it has created a new plan for the city that not only works in a Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) but opens up the city for development on a new scale, and investors are lapping it up.

Ipswich Council has recently identified the Bundamba Creek Catchment values, threats and opportunities as part of future...

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October 07, 2019

Moreton Bay Master Planning Fruition

When it comes to regional master planning, Moreton Bay Regional Council is seeing its fair share of interesting projects coming to fruition. The Redcliffe Peninsula is a focal point of the Moreton Bay Masterplan, intending to increase tourism for the region.

From floating pontoons and artificial reefs to ferry services and barge transfers to Moreton Island, the whole masterplan is based on attracting tourism dollars. With the Sunshine and Gold Coasts attracting far greater tourist numbers, Greater Brisbane is seeking to...

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October 06, 2019

MASTER PLANNING

The regional areas surrounding Brisbane showcase constantly changing landscapes, with developments in commercial, retail, industrial and residential all finding their places in the plans for a quickly expanding South East. Behind the changes, there is a lot of money and even more planning. So how does the ever-changing landscape find its path? And how does each suburb or region keep to a consistent path of continuity, so nothing looks too out of place in the existing layout? The answer is...

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