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Developer Announced for $90m Gold Coast Precinct

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A $93.6-million mixed-use project for the centre of a master planned redevelopment of one of the Gold Coast’s most controversial locations has been approved by the Gold Coast City Council.

The project to be built on The Spit, to be delivered by Gordon Corporation after a two-stage state-led expression of interest campaign, will comprise 47 “high-end” apartments, retail and public spaces, and a 52-berth marina that includes three super-yacht berths.

The development, dubbed Village Centre South, will be built across one of the masterplan’s newly available development sites.

It will be the first to be released in decades on The Spit and will adhere to a maximum of three storeys or 15m height.

“We will be working with the proponent and the council to ensure that this proposal adheres to the planning scheme, is consistent with the masterplan and the preservation of The Spit’s natural values,” Queensland development minister Steven Miles said.

Gordon Corporation director Tim Gordon said the 30-year-old developer would draw on its years of experience across residential, commercial and mixed-use projects to create a centerpiece for The Spit.

“As a Gold Coast-based company, we are very excited about the prospect of working with the state government to realise our proposed project, being the first new development in many years on The Spit,” Gordon said.

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▲ The project is set to be built at an empty lot next to the Gold Coast WaterWays Authority between the Southport Yacht Club to Mariners Cove. 

Construction is expected to begin early next year and finish late in 2023 with the developer estimating it will support upwards of 300 jobs during its two-year construction phase and more than 100 jobs when complete.

Two projects have been completed as part of The Spit masterplan, a 675m shared pathway between SeaWorld and Doug Jennings Park and upgrades to The Spit foreshore.

The works are part of the $60-million plan to revamp the much-loved Gold Coast spot, which were first unveiled in mid-2019.

The state government released the masterplan in May of that year after an 18-month consultation process with residents and other stakeholder groups.

Works on the promenade are also in the final stages of construction, with plans for a $4-million jetty and pontoon at the Marine Stadium at The Spit’s northern end to start mid-year.

The state government said the jetty would create “safe, multi-purpose access via the water to the area” and includes the opportunity for a ferry connection to the northern end of The Spit during events.

“As we recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, building infrastructure and partnering with the private sector is essential,” the Member for Gaven, Meaghan Scanlon, said.

“[These projects] will provide an injection into the economy, create jobs in construction, and ongoing hospitality and operational jobs.”

 

Article Source: www.theurbandeveloper.com

Brisbane

Brisbane apartment market in the spotlight: Media Hunt’s May update

The media veteran Steve Hunt has cast his eye over the Brisbane market and what’s happening in the Queensland capital

The Brisbane apartment market continue to show strength over May, posting 1.1 per cent gains, CoreLogic’s monthly Hedonic Home Value Index found.

The rolling quarterly apartment gains are now up to 3.2 per cent, with the median apartment price reaching $411,000.

The media veteran Steve Hunt, who founded the public relations and media strategy firm Media Hunt in 2005, has cast his eye over the Brisbane market and what’s happening in the Queensland capital.

Hunt mentioned The Fernery, which has been popular with local owner-occupiers

Urban recently spoke to Colliers residential director Andrew Scriven, who said most of the buyers have come from a couple of kilometre radius.

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The Fernery 47 Conavalla Street, Ferny Grove QLD 4055 

“There’s been overwhelming success since launch in April from the local market, looking to either downsize, invest or secure something for the children,” Scriven said.

“Locals have really embraced the project. They haven’t really had that offering ever.”

The project by the Townsville-based Honeycombes, in partnership with their financier MaxCap, will comprise the 82 apartment block The Fernery, as well as a 12,000 sqm retail centre set next to the Ferny Grove train station.

 

Article Source: www.urban.com.au

 

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First look: S&S Projects lodge plans for mixed-use Coolangatta development Esprit

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The crowning glory of the development in Club Esprit, a rooftop residents only rooftop and wellness space.

Fresh off the success of their nearby Flow and Awaken Residences, the Gold Coast developer S&S Projects has lodged plans for its latest coastal development.

They’re set to develop a mixed-use precinct at 217-227 Boundary Street Coolangatta, a few streets back from Rainbow Bay.

Above ground level retail will be two interconnected buildings designed by Cottee Parker Architects totalling 96 apartments.

The main residential tower will have 72-two bedroom apartments and 19-three bedroom apartments across 12 levels.

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Located at the front of the precinct will be the more boutique tower of just eight levels, home to five three bedroom apartments and one four bedroom penthouse.

The crowning glory of the development in Club Esprit, a rooftop residents only rooftop and wellness space in the main tower.

The rooftop features a lap pool with day beds and spa and a full wellness centre with gym, sauna, steam room, ice bath and treatment room.

There’s a relaxation lawn, a communal kitchen with large dining space, bar, and private dining terrace with barbecue facilities which can be hired. There’s also two communal barbecue facilities next to a playground lawn.

S&S director Paul Gedoun says he has a fundamental belief in the southern Gold Coast, off the back of the exceptional success in Flow and Awaken.

“Our vision for our projects looks to enhance the community feel, creating dwellings that are in line with our liveable luxury trademark,” Gedoun says.

“We expect that this project will provide a positive impact in the local community with the amalgamation of several sites providing a master-planned approach to the area.

“We always strive to deliver high quality owner-occupier residences in prime locations, respecting the sense of community ownership and the surrounding environment and we’ve taken that vision to a new level with Esprit.”

S&S have seen great success at their nearby Awaken Residences at Rainbow Bay, where their recent $8.15 million sale of the two-level penthouse was the highest apartment sale recorded south of Mermaid Beach.

Only four of Awaken’s nine expansive whole floor apartments now remain, each set to go for upwards of $4 million each after more than $20 million in sales in the first five apartments to predominantly local and interstate buyers.

Flow Residences was named Australia’s fastest selling beachfront apartments following their $74 million sell-out in late October with apartments selling at an average $3.5 million. Construction is underway and is due for completion in 2022.

Esprit Design Statement

In the design statement submitted to the Gold Coast City Council, Cottee Parker Architects call Esprit “a unique architectural offering at Rainbow Bay, that is directly inspired by the rock pools and formations this part of the world is known for.

“The proposed development at 217-227 Boundary Street is a premium one of a kind development, comprising of two interconnected buildings across two street frontages.

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“Surrounded by dramatic natural beauty, Esprit draws upon its context to create a design that encapsulates the desirable sub-tropical lifestyle of the Gold Coast. Boundary Street The building’s design is inspired by nearby Snapper Rocks and the pockets of tidal pools formed over time.

“Tinted glazing emulates the tranquil reflective waters, separated by striated layers of rock, represented by the facade’s horizontal banding. These horizontal elements layer across the building facade to form balcony edges that grow and build at the edges.

“Within these sheltered edges, landscaping grows to provide a small garden space to each unit, just like the pocket parks that are scattered throughout Coolangatta.”

 

Article Source: www.urban.com.au

 

 

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Sammut Group Lodges $350m Cronulla Retail Precinct Plan

Cronulla

A bold $350-million plan to reinvigorate the northern end of Cronulla ’s CBD would transform a 5225sq m site into a mixed-use residential and retail precinct.

Sammut Group acquired the Northern Gateway properties between 3 and 23 Kingsway at Cronulla with venture capital partner Alceon Group.

Plans for initial demolition works plus a three-storey basement car park and two-storey retail and commercial podium have been lodged with the Sutherland Shire Council this month.

Ultimately the site would include residential, commercial and retail mixed-use developments, including 112 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, 885sq m of commercial space, restaurants, shops and a flagship Harris Farm Markets store.

It supersedes plans for a 21-storey boutique hotel mooted for the site in 2018.

Sammut Group director Allen Sammut said the block of land between Croydon Street and Abel Place was one of the largest commercial sites in the southern Sydney beachside suburb.

“This is a game-changing development that will provide the catalyst for the future revitalisation and growth of the Cronulla CBD,” Sammut said.

“It’s a pivotal project for the area, particularly the many businesses in Cronulla that have been struggling in recent years.

“We’re extremely excited and eager to see our vision for this iconic gateway site come to life, ushering in a new era of optimism and opportunity for Cronulla.”

Harris Farm Markets co-chief executive Luke Harris said they were “thrilled” to launch their flagship store as part of the development.

“Harris Farm Markets has been looking for an appropriate location in the shire for many years… ,” he said.

“The store would be the largest Harris Farm store in Sydney and will introduce new food concepts we haven’t explored before.”

Sammut Group has an extensive portfolio and impressive reputation in the New South Wales market bolstered by the success of developments including Banc, Loft, Breeze and Drift in Cronulla and its surrounds.

Sammut Group is also awaiting approval for a development application for a commercial and hospitality precinct, PARC, in conjunction with Alceon Group, opposite Cronulla’s train station.

 

Article Source: www.theurbandeveloper.com

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