CABOOLTURE West has the potential to become the next Parramatta or Dandenong, according to one of the country’s top demographers.
Professional services firm KPMG demographer Bernard Salt has called for the region to become a jobs hub to strengthen the area and prevent traffic carnage from commuters trying to muscle their way into Brisbane’s CBD.
Mr Salt was in favour of the Caboolture West plan, which he said would be “a next-generation North Lakes” and kept the “Australian dream” alive.
And he used Parramatta in Sydney’s West and Dandenong on the edge of Melbourne as case studies for success. “I am hoping over the next 20 years, jobs will be decentralised outside of Brisbane,” he said.
“It won’t be the community of west Caboolture coming into the city.
“With the new university centre at Petrie, or Chermside, we can see stronger regional centres.
“The same way that Parramatta and Dandenong have strong regional job centres, rather than the model that has evolved of living on the edge of the Bruce Highway and fighting our way into the city.”
Mr Salt said growing digital industries could also ease gridlock, with more people able to work from home.
He has called for that way of thinking to be included into the masterplan for Caboolture West.
Mr Salt said the previous success of regions such as North Lakes and Caloundra West on the Sunshine Coast provided a template for Caboolture West to be even better. “It provides local jobs, it brings aspirational people to the area and young families,” he said.
A council spokesman said there were provisions in the plan for 17,000 fulltime jobs in the region, and provisions for a major district town centre, six local centres and 13 neighbourhood hubs.
“The plan also outlines six potential local centres within Caboolture West that will become key focal points and dedicated public transport hubs. It is expected the local centres will include offices, supermarkets, speciality stores, health, childcare and support services.”
Original article published at www.couriermail.com.au by Josh Alston, Caboolture Shire Herald 30/9/16
Tower reveal: Burleigh Heads set for new Koichi Takada apartment tower by FORME
The local developer Forme are set for their fifth luxury beachfront Gold Coast project.
They’ve submitted plans to the City of Gold Coast council for a 17 level tower of just 30 apartments, designed by the renowned architect Koichi Takada.
It’s the second time Forme have engaged Takada to design, after huge success with their other nearby Burleigh Heads developments Norfolk.
“Since the scaffold dropped at Norfolk, the building has quickly become an icon” Forme managing director David Calvisi says, with the architecture flooding social media. Even the popular beach photographer Aquabumps have prints available of the iconic facade.
“Norfolk has been a great success and it was important we carried the key elements of its success, mainly via the architecture, through the design at 96 The Esplanade”, Calvisi added.
The new development will home 23 half-floor apartments of around 220 sqm, as well as three full-floor residences with around 440 sqm of space.
Crowning the tower will be a special two level penthouse. Across its 790 sqm floor plate will be a gym, library, theatre and private rooftop pool.
The layouts of all of the apartments have been designed to maximise the views and take in natural light. The open plan living areas typically have bene oriented east to face the ocean, with more private spaces located at the rear of the building.
The Melbourne-based MIM Design is handling the interiors.
The Sydney-based Takada, who is rarely seen on boutique projects, said 96 Esplanade has been the work of the same team as Norfolk on an equally amazing waterfront site.
“Nature inspired architecture and organic curves are designed to maximise views to the ocean and light, capturing the beauty of the Gold Coast and the essence of coastal living,” Takada said.
“A simple and elegant design that is all about celebrating and maximising your connection with nature.The magical experience on this site is the direct connection to the water and the sky – like air, the design features are thin and light, almost invisible.
“The balconies float above the beach, reflecting the soft ripples of the waves below. Expansive balconies celebrate an outdoor lifestyle and open style living. Composed of materials that reference nature, the design is inspired by ripples on water that dissipate over time.”
Article Source: www.urban.com.au
Green Light for Gold Coast Turf Club Redevelopment
Night racing will come to the Gold Coast as part of the long-awaited $38-million redevelopment plans for the city’s turf club.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on Tuesday announced the approval of $31.5 million to redevelop the 75-year-old racecourse, saying that it would become Australia’s “most impressive night racing venue”.
“This multi-million-dollar redevelopment will transform the Gold Coast Turf Club into one of the best racing venues in the country,” Palaszczuk said in a statement.
The project, which had been mooted for many years, was announced ahead of the state election last year.
To date, $1.5 million has been put towards feasibility and planning. The turf club is contributing $5 million towards the project.
The redevelopment will include the racing surfaces modernised to an all-weather synthetic track, the latest technology in lights for night racing and an in-field tunnel.
Work on the new track is expected to start later this year and is slated to be completed before the Magic Millions race day in January next year. The project will also go to tender later this year.
Racing Minister Grace Grace described the club’s redevelopment as the “next game-changer for Queensland racing”.
“This investment means Australia’s favourite holiday destination will now have another thrill to offer, potentially rivalling Hong Kong’s massive tourism drawcard, Happy Valley.” she said
The project is expected to provide an 330 jobs during construction.
Article Source: theurbandeveloper.com
Top 20 Brisbane Development Projects
Brisbane is preparing to add a succession of new major development projects to its ever-changing skyline.
Australia’s third-largest city recently welcomed the completion of the $1.1-billion second runway at the Brisbane International Airport and has been boosted by a $50-billion infrastructure and transport pipeline. The city is also lining up an Olympic bid.
While Brisbane’s infrastructure backlog has finally started to move, the Queensland capital is still coming to terms with a stagnant apartment market.
The city’s resources-dependent economy has been thriving in recent years with rental growth across the commercial sector growling steadily within the A-grade asset class.
Despite the increase in new supply during the half-year period, Brisbane is still in for a lean period of new office buildings.
Sizeable residential masterplans and commercial precincts have added to the city’s burgeoning development pipeline, with strong population growth prior to Covid-19 unlocking development opportunities.
From the city-shaping cross-river rail to a new multi-billion-dollar casino as well as a number of high-profile high-rise commercial, hotel and residential projects, the city is primed for major development projects and growth.
Property giant Dexus is pushing ahead with plans for a $2.1-billion transformation of Eagle Street Pier and its Waterfront Place commercial precinct in Brisbane’s CBD.
The country’s biggest office landlord lodged plans in June for its 9000sq m riverfront site and secured approval in February.
Plans include two new commercial towers, riverfront dining, public plazas, extended riverwalk and ferry terminal.
The existing Eagle Street Pier building, next to the Harry Seidler-designed Riparian Plaza and Riverside Centre, will be replaced.
The 75,300sq m north tower will reach 49-storeys and the 43-storey south tower with 60,000sq m of office space in total. Both towers will sit above four levels of underground car parking.
Dexus plans to begin construction on the Eagle Pier site in 2022 with the first stage to be delivered by 2026.
• Designed by FJMT and Arkhefield
• The project will feature 9000sq m of riverside public open space
• It is projected to create more than 1,000 construction jobs
Brisbane’s $3.6-billion Queen’s Wharf development—which has taken more than a significant footprint of the CBD—has moved ahead with construction and is now well under way.
Destination Brisbane Consortium—which includes the Star Group, developers Far East Consortium and Hong Kong-based Chow Tai Fook—is responsible for the integrated resort, after being selected by the Queensland government to transform the riverfront site.
The project, the largest private sector development in Queensland, is spread over 12ha of land and 15.3ha of water and will eventually comprise a total gross floor area of 390,000 square metres.
The development, earmarked for completion by late 2022, will offer four luxury hotels, 2000 residential apartments and a casino.
• Designed by Cottee Parker
• The project is being delivered by builder Multiplex
• Will offer 50 bars and restaurants and a 100m-high ‘sky deck’
• The project has earned a 6-Star Green Star Communities rating
205 North Quay
Super fund developer Cbus Property, in conjunction with its local partners Nielson Properties and the Raniga family, is moving ahead with plans for a $600-million office tower in Brisbane’s fast-growing North Quarter precinct.
The development, a 37-storey A-grade office tower, was approved in February for a 3000sq m riverfront corner site, created from the amalgamation of properties at 205 North Quay and 30 Herschel Street.
The development will be known as 205 North Quay and will add 50,000sq m of net lettable area to the Brisbane CBD office market in the fast-growing North Quarter precinct.
• Designed by Hassell, REX and Richards & Spence
• Features a whole-floor wellness facility and rooftop facilities
• Targeting 6 Green Star and 5.5 Star NABERS Energy ratings
Griffith University is moving forward with $1-billion plans to leave Mount Gravatt Campus, lodging a development application in September to create a new vertical campus at Roma Street Station.
New and existing students will be welcomed at the 55-storey tower in Brisbane’s CBD as well as the growing Logan campus.
The ground floor of the building includes a public auditorium to be used for presentations on scientific developments, debates and community services.
• The uni plans to take up 15 of the 55 floors
• Will help accommodate 4000 students transitioning from Griffith’s Nathan Campus
• Will act as a hub for the uni’s IT, business and law schools and student accommodation
Fund manager Charter Hall has secured approval for major commercial development in the heart of the CBD.
The 35-storey project is slated for a 1850sq m corner site at the top of the CBD’s Queen Street Mall, created from the amalgamation of three properties at 217 George Street, 231 George Street and 60 Queen Street, ranging from three to eight storeys in height.
The development will be known as 60 Queen Street and, if approved, will add 29,000sq m of net lettable area to the Brisbane CBD office market.
In March, Charter Hall listed the amalgamated site after investors in the partnership decided to release the asset.
• Charter Hall purchased the site for $94 million mid-2018
• Proposal designed by Blight Rayner
• Targeting 6 Green Star and 5.5 Star Nabers energy ratings
251 Wickham Street
Brisbane-based developer Cornerstone has plans before the council for a major commercial project in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley.
The proposal, for a high-rise commercial tower alongside the landmark McWhirters building, calls for a 28-storey development spanning 14,500sq m of net lettable area.
The development is slated for a 1357sq m site between 251 to 253 Wickham Street, together with part of 47 Warner Street, currently occupied by a derelict and dilapidated building.
Plans feature meeting and recreation spaces on levels 15 and 27, a gym with lap pool, sky terraces and balconies.
The building will offer 55 car parking spaces across three basement levels as well as 108 bicycle spaces and end-of-trip facilities.
• Designed by Brisbane-based firm Bureau Proberts
• The site currently holds approval for an 11-storey proposal
Cross River Rail
Construction on Queensland’s biggest infrastructure project, the fully funded $5.4-billion Cross River Rail being built by a consortia of several government agencies and the private sector, is well under way.
The major project will comprise a 10.2km rail line from Dutton Park in Brisbane’s southern suburbs to Bowen Hills in the north, with a 5.9km tunnel under the CBD.
The development includes four underground stations, at Boggo Road, Woolloongabba, Albert Street and Roma Street, as well as eight upgraded stations across Brisbane’s fringes and three new Gold Coast stations—Pimpama, Helensvale North and Merrimac.
The Pulse consortium—a partnership led by CIMIC Group companies, Pacific Partnerships, CPB Contractors, and UGL with international partners DIF, BAM and Ghella—is set to deliver the tunnels, stations and above-ground development.
• Early works for the project began in August 2017
• At peak, the project will create 7700 construction jobs
• First trains are expected to be running in 2024
360 Queen Street
Charter Hall and Investa Commercial Property Fund’s $650-million Queen Street tower is quickly taking shape.
The joint venture acquired the 2150sq m site in June, 2017 for $53.75 million before lodging plans for a commercial development.
The project will deliver 45,000sq m of A-grade office space, a publicly accessible retail component within its podium, childcare centre, supermarket, and indoor sport and recreation centre.
• Designed by Blight Rayner
• The building is targeting a 5-Star Green Star design rating
• It is also targeting a5 Star NABERS Energy Base Building rating
A masterplan for the transformation of Victoria Park golf course into a 45ha public parkland in Brisbane’s inner north is moving forward.
The masterplan includes a 1.4ha lake, boardwalks and trails, a high-ropes course, children’s water park, skate park and tennis courts.
A cultural hub with indigenous art, a community garden and urban farm is also slated for the park which if realised, will be more than double the size of the City Botanic Gardens.
It will cost $83 million to convert the 18-hole golf course—located two kilometres from the CBD—into Brisbane’s first new park in 50 years, with construction tipped to commence in 2021, if approved.
• The public consultation process included 16,300 people
• Designed by Lat 27, Aurecon, Wilkinson Eyre Architects, CDM Smith, Codesign, Design Flow, Project for Public Spaces and Catherine Brouwer Landscape Architects
Geon Property will soon break ground on the first stage of its $750-million Albion Exchange project in Brisbane’s inner north, after winning approval for the two-tower mixed-use development earlier this year.
The transit-oriented development, which will be delivered over 15 years, will revitalise a 4900sq m state government-owned development site adjacent to the existing Albion train station.
The 10 Stage redevelopment of the state-owned site will be bordered by Mawarra Street, Albion and Hudson Roads.
Stage one of the Albion Exchange masterplan also includes a $28.7-million upgrade of transport facilities and access to the Albion Train Station.
• Designed by Hames Sharley
• The project will include a 20-storey tower and a 19-storey tower
• The project will deliver a total of 253 units
443 Queen Street
Cbus Property’s 47-storey apartment building at 443 Queen Street is rapidly taking shape.
The $375-million residential tower, consisting of 264 apartments, will include a private dining room, catering kitchen, outdoor lounge cabanas, a gymnasium and 25m pool perched on the river’s edge.
The building was recently awarded a 6 Star Green Star design rating by the Green Building Council of Australia, the first residential building in Australia to be recognised with this rating.
Originally scheduled for completion this year, the building won’t be finished until at least August 2021.
• Designed by WOHA and Architectus
• Construction is being overseen by Probuild
• The building includes a boardwalk level restaurant
• Cbus Property acquired the site for $49 million in 2014
The state government-funded New Performing Arts Venue (NPAV), a new $150-million theatre, is currently being built as part of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC).
The 1500-seat theatre will make the QPAC precinct the largest performing arts centre in Australia and is expected to deliver capacity for an extra 260 performances annually.
The Palaszczuk government promised $125 million in its 2018 budget to help fund the theatre, while QPAC will make up the remaining $25 million.
Early works on QPAC’s fifth theatre commenced last year and will be completed by 2022.
• Designed by Snøhetta and Blight Rayner
• QPAC will be to host an extra 300,000 visitors per year
80 Ann Street
Listed developer Mirvac is progressing on its $836-million 80 Ann Street tower in the CBD.
Mirvac acquired the 5000sq m site between Turbot and Ann Streets adjacent to Brisbane City Hall from Singaporean group Wee Hur for $79 million in late 2017.
The commercial project, spanning an entire block, will reach 35-storeys and offer 60,000sq m of net lettable area across some of Brisbane CBD’s largest floor plates at 2,200 square metres.
Financial services giant Suncorp will anchor the tower, taking 66 per cent of the total space.
Along with the 10-year pre-commitment from Suncorp, Mirvac has also closed a deal to build the tower with M&G Real Estate, which will own a half stake for $418 million, reflecting a yield of 5 per cent.
• Designed by Woods Bagot
• The project is scheduled for completion in 2022
• It is targeting 6 Star Green Star, 5 Star NABERS Energy and Gold Shell and Core WELL ratings
44 Roma Street
Plans for a 26-storey slimline hotel in the Brisbane CBD just outside the Roma Street priority development area are under assessment.
The 44 Roma Street application envisages a double-storey glass entrance to the tower, which has a ground floor foyer, cafe and lounge bar leading up to 212 hotel suites.
The hotel would include 212 hotel suites along with a ground floor restaurant and bar.
It neighbours Mirvac’s 80 Ann Street development and would sit in close proximity to Queen Street Mall and the proposed Brisbane Live precinct.
• Designed by Buchan
• Project site located at the corner of Turbot Street
Billionaire developer Maha Sinnathamby is pressing forward with plans for a $88-billion residential and commercial masterplan in Springfield, near Brisbane.
Planning approval for 2,685,600sq m of mixed-use development is in place, making Springfield Australia’s largest masterplanned city.
The region, about 26km south of Brisbane, is projected to be home to 140,000 people and 50,000 jobs by 2030.
Earlier this year, Sinnathamby appointed investment bank Moelis Australia to find a partner with deep pockets to help complete the masterplanned city.
• About 25 per cent of development has been completed so far
• At least $18 billion has already been invested
• A further $70 billion needed to fully realise the masterplan
Sekisui House is closing in on its third stage of its West Village project in Brisbane’s West End, featuring the heritage-listed former Peters Ice Cream factory as its centrepiece.
The $800-million mixed-use precinct, which is the company’s first inner-city masterplanned project in Queensland, is broken up into three stages and includes seven residential buildings.
Upon completion, the development will comprise 1200 apartments, townhouses and heritage residences, two commercial buildings, and one hectare of open space.
It will also feature a playground, a Woolworths supermarket, carparks, a gym, theatre precinct, medical precinct and 35 retailers.
• Plans for residential masterplan were first lodged in April 2015
• The development spans the 2.6ha former Absoe site
• Construction being overseen by Hutchinson Builders
• The project is scheduled for completion in 2023
The Brisbane Metro project will see the delivery of a new transport system along 21km of existing busway between the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital and Eight Mile Plains.
The project was initially proposed as a subway line to supersede the Northern and Southern Busways, taking hundreds of the council’s yellow-and-blue buses off the road and replacing them with 24 metre long electric bi-articulated buses capable of carrying up to 150 people.
A new underground station will be built at the Cultural Centre in South Brisbane as well as new busway tunnel underneath Adelaide Street in the CBD connecting to the Central Busway near King George Square underground station.
The project, which will be split into two parts and include 18 stations and 11 interchanges, is underway.
• Originally proposed during the 2016 council election
• Brisbane Council has committed $644 million to the project
• The federal government has committed $300 million to the project
• Services expected to start running by the end of 2023
309 North Quay
Charter Hall has two sets of plans before council for a significant riverfront site in Brisbane’s fast-growing North Quarter precinct.
The single tower scheme will feature large, which is Charter Hall’s preferred option, will feature campus-size floor plates of over 2700sq m as well as a 1550sq m outdoor garden terrace at the top of the building’s podium.
The dual tower scheme, lodged in a bid to recognise “growing flexibility in tenant requirements”, will be developed through a staged approach and will hold a more public-centric focus with a number of pedestrian laneways featuring cafes and pop-up venues.
• Charter Hall and Quadreal paid $65 million for the site
• Proposal designed by Blight Rayner
The $2-billion Brisbane Live arena, a 17,000-seat entertainment venue pegged for Brisbane’s CBD, has been touted since 2007.
The 65,000sq m arena, now part of the wider Roma Street Cross River Rail precinct, is still shrouded in uncertainty, with state government recently tapping the private-sector for investment.
If realised, the open-air precinct, likened to Melbourne’s Federation Square, would be built above the existing Roma Street rail lines under the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority in partnership with AEG Ogden’s Harvey Lister.
The demolition of the original Brisbane Transit Centre on the site moved ahead last year to make way for the new Cross River Rail station at Roma Street.
• Projected to generate $2.5bn in GRP over the next two decades
• If realised, the venue will support 600 ongoing jobs
117 Victoria Street
Sydney-based developer Crown Group has rebooted plans for its controversial $460-million residential development in Brisbane’s West End.
Crown Group originally submitted an application in January 2018, soon after picking up the 1.25ha site—the former home of Computershare—at 117 Victoria Street for $35 million.
The contentious development, which has been paused since mid-2019, will be completely redesigned after initial plans for an FJMT-designed scheme were scrapped.
Crown Group is now preparing to resubmit plans shortly to provide for larger apartments with a greater project gross floor area in response to market conditions.
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