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Pimpama’s new $100m shopping centre

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PROPERTY veteran Norm Rix expects the welcome mat to be out in January for the first customers to his biggest venture in a 60-year career, the $100 million Pimpama City shopping centre.

The developer yesterday said that he was determined to make the district centre “something really special” but that it would not be his swan song.

“I know I’m running out of time at 82 so it’s full steam ahead with Pimpama City,” he said.

“I’m sure other opportunities will come along and I won’t be able to say ‘no’.”

Final planning approvals for the 18,000sq m Pimpama City were gained last week.

The centre is to be anchored by blue-chip majors Coles, Aldi and Best and Less.

It is in the heart of a suburb named by the Housing Industry Association as the nation’s No. 1 residential hotspot — its population grew 35 per cent in 2015-16.

Norm Rix (centre) with Max Christmas and Bob Ell expects Pimpama will buzz with the new centre

Mr Rix said this growth would ensure Pimpama City would “buzz”.

“It will be a beehive for not just Pimpama but for Jacobs Well and indeed Ormeau,” he said.

Pimpama City’s first two stages are under way on the 16ha balance of a larger site assembled since 2010 through purchases from Mirvac, the Main Roads Department, the city council, and a mortgagee to developer Mike Moorhead.

Some of the ex-Moorhead today is home to Kings College, which is poised to name a community hall after Mr Rix.

An aerial of Pimpama City

Stage one of Pimpama City will consist of a Coles Express service station, a Zarraffa’s coffee outlet, Subway and other food outlets, a Pitstop convenience centre, laundromat, six-bay car and boat wash, and three dog-wash facilities.

The second stage, apart from the majors, will include 26 speciality stores, a Chemist Warehouse, KFC, Hungry Jack’s, National Australia Bank, Jetts gymnasium, a medical centre, and parking for 700 vehicles.

The 1810sq m Aldi outlet will be a new format one that will include fresh food and produce.

Mr Rix said he expected the second stage to be open by September next year.

He said he was still finalising plans for the 7ha balance of the Pimpama City site, with options including bulk-goods outlets, quasi-government tenants, a private hospital, and a retirement home.

The developer’s first retail foray was the Ashmore City centre, which he sold for $30.7 million in 1998.

He subsequently has built three Pitstop strip centres and four years ago completed the $70 million Coomera Grand at Upper Coomera.

Originally Published: www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au

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Gold Coast playground named Queensland’s best park

Gold Coast playground named Queensland’s best park (1)

A playground on the northern Gold Coast has been recognised as the state’s best park after taking out a top industry gong.

Two Gold Coast winners were among 17 projects to be honoured by the Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards last night.

Gold Coast playground named Queensland’s best park (3)

The impressive community play hub known as Bim’bimba Park in Pimpama, designed by Brisbane based Form Landscape Architects, won the Parks and Open Spaces category.

“Bim’bimba Park tells a rich, exciting and detailed story and has been underpinned by simple design principles that respond carefully to its setting to deliver a range of spaces for active play and recreation,” said Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture (AILA) Queensland Jury Chair Deb Robbins.

AILA Queensland President David Uhlmann said shared outdoor spaces have taken on even greater importance following the COVID-19 crisis.

“With Gold Coast locals spending more time enjoying local parks, backyards, and green spaces, landscape architecture has been brought to the forefront,” he said.

“We believe there has been a new-found realisation of the importance of green space and active travel opportunities that are complementary to essential infrastructure, not only in our city centres, but also in our neighbourhoods, and surrounding our homes.”

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The landscape planning category award went to The Urban Tree Canopy, a Gold Coast study by global firm Arup.

“With a growing population and increasing development on the Gold Coast region, this study makes rigorous analysis and judgment on the effects of both increased and decreased tree canopy,” said Ms Robbins.

“The outcome is a plan for unprecedented climate changes and provides a baseline for understanding urban heat island effects on the Gold Coast.”

 

 

 

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Olympics, Billion-Dollar Projects Brighten Brisbane Outlook

Olympics, Billion-Dollar Projects Brighten Brisbane Outlook (1)

Hosting the 2032 Olympic Games, along with a swathe of major projects and infrastructure, could play a critical role in Brisbane’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

With the largest local authority in the southern hemisphere, Brisbane is well-positioned post-pandemic with $20 billion worth of major development on the way and $49.5 billion committed to transport infrastructure.

Major development projects include the $5.4 billion Cross River Rail, $3 billion Queen’s Wharf casino and the Brisbane Airport redevelopment.

The region, home to one in seven Australians, has put its hand up to host the 2032 games—the first location to announce it would bid for the $5 billion-plus games, under new rules that allow a region, rather than a city, to host the event.

“There is already a need for jobs and growth in the Queensland economy arising from the impact of Covid-19,” Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates said.

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“Our partner three levels of government recognise a potential 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games as a critical part of the state and nation’s economic recovery in the short term, quite apart from all of the long-term health, wellbeing, economic and sporting legacies.”

Brisbane deputy mayor Krista Adams, Brisbane Marketing chief executive Brett Fraser, ASM Global Asia Pacific chief executive Harvey Lister and Brisbane Marketing chairman Paul Spiro will discuss the key projects and initiatives driving Brisbane post-pandemic, at The Urban Developer’s upcoming Brisbane Reimagined webinar.

Panellists will touch on major economic priorities and their impact on the property sector as well as recent changes to the City Plan and the impact on the property sector.

This event is a must for anyone invested or considering investing in the greater Brisbane region.

 

 

 

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Builders Compete for $460m Logan Hospital Revamp

Builders Compete for $460m Logan Hospital Revamp (1) (1)

Tenders to construct Logan Hospital’s $460 million expansion are on offer, with work slated to start on the hospital’s main construction next year.

Design of the hospital’s major expansion began last month, with an invitation to offer for two projects—both the hospital expansion and the maternity upgrade—issued to shortlisted companies following an open market expression last month.

A Queensland Health spokesperson said the tenders were in “commercial confidence” with the shortlist understood to be narrowed down to four companies.

Work on infrastructure upgrades will take place during the rest of this year, with the main construction scheduled to start in 2021.

Builders Compete for $460m Logan Hospital Revamp (2)

The expansion forms part of a wider infrastructure program at Logan Hospital over the course of five years, aimed at increasing the hospital’s capacity by almost half.

Plans will see one of Logan Hospital’s main buildings increase by four stories and the open-air ground level built-in.

Maternity service upgrades include the addition of birthing pools, overnight facilities for partners with six additional maternity inpatient beds, and five extra birthing suites.

Construction on the hospital’s maternity upgrade is slated to start in September this year.

Member for Waterford Shannon Fentiman described the upgrade as “one of Queensland’s largest-ever hospital expansions”, which will see an additional 206 beds, treatment spaces and upgraded services across Logan Hospital.

The two projects are expected to generate 1000 jobs during construction.

Home to a population of around 330,000, Logan City is one of Queensland’s fastest-growing regions.

Earlier this month, a four-storey medical centre three blocks from the Logan hospital in Meadowbrook was given development approval.

The $30 million centre, at 10-12 Nestor Drive, will replace industrial sheds and is scheduled to start next year with a completion date of 2022.

 

 

 

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