October 08, 2018

Grace on Coronation

The future of Sunland’s contentious “Grace on Coronation” development has been thrown into uncertainty after an appeal was won in court by a neighbouring resident over the development of the three-tower development. Toowong resident Kate Peta Bell came out the winner against the $430 million skyscrapers, with the Court of Appeal overturning the previous judgment made by the Planning and Environment Court in May last year.

Bell’s appeal to the Court of Appeal was completed on the grounds that the towers...


October 07, 2018

Brisbane’s Inner West – Development Overview

The inner west is showing huge potential for investors as a wave of new commercial and residential developments and applications roll in.

From the Council owned Eco-Tourism Infrastructure for Mt Coot-tha, to the application for two new 12-storey residential towers located at 105-117 Jane Street, West End, and the next residential stage of Sekisui House’s West Village master-planned development in West End; there is no slowing down for this side of the city.

An updated development application could see a new entertainment and...


October 07, 2018

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha Master Plan

Since the recent opening of the new Mt Coot-tha visitor information centre Brisbane City Council has been working tirelessly on a plan for an eco-adventure tourism facility on Mt Coot-tha. The new development which has been approved just this month, will feature both the longest suspended pedestrian bridge walk in the Southern Hemisphere, and Australia‘s longest zipline.

The development, to be done in three stages, will revitalise the 56 hectares of subtropical botanic gardens into an iconic green landmark for the City...


September 10, 2018

Yeronga Priority Development Area (PDA)

In a new announcement on August 10, The Yeronga Priority Development Area (PDA) was declared. The PDA, which includes parts of Park Road and Villa Street is roughly three hectares and situated near a rail and bus services and arterial road network. Identified as a possible urban renewal opportunity in the Advancing our cities and regions (AOCR) strategy, the PDA declaration establishes a planning framework to support future community and economic results in the area.

The PDA offers prospects to...


September 08, 2018

Transport Aims For Inner South

As the inner south prepares for some large projects, transport is being ramped up and renovated to make way for increased residential capacities. There are many ways transport is being advanced in the inner south, and they include the following.

Cross River Rail

Brisbane’s rail network will see amplified capacity through the construction of the new rail crossing over the Brisbane River as part of the Cross-River Rail project. The project will run between Dutton Park and Bowen Hills, with new tunnels...


September 06, 2018

Boulevard At Buranda

As the first significant step into the revamp of the suburb, The Boulevard at Buranda, which is set on a 3-hectare site will be Brisbane’s largest near-city mixed-use development project. Featuring the construction of high-rise student accommodation towers and a shopping centre.

The project comprises of eight high-rise buildings to be constructed across three stages. From the developers behind the highly successful Emporium development of the mixed-use project will be a transit orientated development project integrating the existing Buranda bus and...


September 05, 2018

Gabba Projects

In recent months it has come to the attention of Brisbane residents that the Queensland Government has a master plan in place for the refurbishment of the Gabba and its surrounding areas. It was revealed recently that the Gabba would miss out on the first test against India because the stadium was considered too outdated for international cricket matches to be played there.

On August 20, Sports Minister Mick de Brenni announced the Government is “going to market” for the naming...


September 04, 2018

South Brisbane Updates

There is plenty of action happening in and around Southbank and South Brisbane on the commercial and mixed development front.

South Bank Metro

This year, the industry-led initiative Brisbane Architecture and Design Ideas Competition, (rebranded as ‘4000 Ideas’) has selected the future South Bank Metro portal site as the competition location.

The site, owned by Canberra-based developer Doma Group, sits on the corner of Grey and Melbourne Streets, within the heart of Brisbane’s cultural precinct. A 30-story hotel and residential tower was proposed....


September 03, 2018

Brisbane's Inner South

Just like the Inner North, which we covered last month, the Inner South suburbs of Brisbane are proving to be well in front when it comes to new developments. With many massive development and infrastructure projects on the cards for the inner south and many already in the construction phase, there is no slowing down for this part of the city.

There are many infrastructure projects that will lead to further development or at least open new opportunities in retail, residential...


August 09, 2018

Brisbane's Inner North

It’s no secret that Brisbane’s Inner-North has undergone massive changes in the last ten years, with everything from road and infrastructure expansions to the introduction of new entertainment and mixed-use precincts. Not to mention a decade of constant growth when it comes to property projects.

There is, of course, no holding back either, with another solid ten years ahead of growth, and more change than ever before. The demographics of the Inner-North has changed dramatically in the last decade, with the...


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