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Neighbourhood Plan Propose Changes To Brisbane’s Spring Hill & Petrie Terrace

The Queensland Government is set to review the council-endorsed Spring Hill & Petrie Terrace Neighbourhood Plan, which comes with a number of changes that will attempt to encourage ongoing renewal of Spring Hill & Petrie Terrace and the broader CBD area.

Overlooking the Brisbane city centre, Spring Hill & Petrie Terrace is home to vital hospitals and schools, as well as a strong business community that will continue to play an important role as the city grows.

The Brisbane City Council’s City Centre Master Plan 2014 identified a need to optimise the potential of Spring Hill & Petrie Terrace through planning for future growth, while protecting heritage places.

The current neighbourhood plan for the area, the Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill & Petrie Terrace Neighbourhood Plan, was developed more than 30 years ago.

Industry research and advisory company Urbis have published a brief outline of what the revised Spring Hill & Petrie Terrace Neighbourhood Plan contains before it goes to the Queensland government for final review.

Building Height Provisions

The building height provisions will not change after state government review.

Building height was permitted up to 30 storeys, depending on the site location and the size of the site.

Sites less than 800 square metres are typically a maximum of three storeys, except where in a community facilities zone.

Urbis said the building height regulations encourage site amalgamation to provide additional building height.

Maximum Street Building Height

Previous Version

Two storeys for all sites in the principal centre, district, mixed use zone and community facilities zones where identified as a “Building Height Transition”.

What’s changed?

Buildings cannot be greater than three storeys if they reside in the principal centre zone, and cannot exceed two storeys in the district centre zone or mixed use zone.

“While this is new for a Neighbourhood Plan, this is similar to a ‘maximum podium height’. Three storeys in the principal centre zone is now closer to street building heights in the same zone in other areas of the city,” Urbis said.

Outdoor Landscaped Spaces

There are no changes to the requirement that outdoor landscaped spaces had to be a minimum 30% of the site area.

This applies for a site in the principal centre zone, district centre zone, mixed-use zone or community facilities zone.

Source: Urban Developer

Author: Staff Writer

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Developers Propose New Residential Tower In Spring Hill

Brisbane City Council has been submitted a development application for a new residential tower at 152 Wharf Street, Spring Hill.

The tower, to be developed by Morris Property Group and designed by DBI Architecture, is proposed to rise to 24 storeys and will accommodate 196 residential apartments, with residents’ facilities and a recreational pool terrace located on top of the podium.

Despite an initial proposal of 24 storeys, the developers have taken into account the upcoming Draft Neighbourhood plan, which will allow the tower to rise to 30 storeys once implemented.

According to the proposal, this development will play a significant role in accommodating new residents, workers and visitors as Brisbane’s population and employment grows.

“The tower is fashioned by the asymmetrical nature of the site. Two wings are connected by a central curved element. The two distinct tower forms assist to fragment the tower’s overall building mass and visual bulk. The visual prominence and graphic effect of the balconies and fenestration reinforces their presence as human scale elements that provide articulation to the tower’s overall appearance, further mitigating its visual bulk and integrates it into the texture of it’s neighbourhood. The surrounding undulating topography affords some expansive views and access to sunlight and cooling breezes that provide the essential amenity for higher density residential living.”

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Source: The Urban Developer

Image Source: Artist impressions courtesy Morris Property Group and DBI Architecture

Medical Suite Tower Proposed for 484 Upper Edward Street

Treelight Development Group has submitted a development application for an 18 storey specialist medical suite commercial tower located at 484 Upper Edward Street, Spring Hill.

The development has been designed by Rothelowman and joins a growing list of new Spring Hill developments.

 According to developer Treelight Development Group, the development will comprise of 28 spacious and sophisticated medical suites designed to attract leading specialists to this fast expanding inner city location.
484 Upper Edward Street Medical Suites aims to enrich communities through sophisticated design and quality craftsmanship, providing an unsurpassed offering within the Health Care Sector – Treelight Development Group

This proposed new facility will be leased to leading medical specialists, with a focus on providing a complete range of health care options within the one location.

Project Rundown:

  • Two basement levels containing car parking and services for the development
  • Four levels of podium car parking, sleeved by commercial tenancies
  • Ground level food and drink outlet
  • Communal recreational open space on level 4 between the podium and tower and on the rooftop
  • 39 car parking spaces using a car lift system including a disabled space within the basements and podium levels
  • 13% deep planting located at the rear of the site.

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Source: Brisbane Development

Image Source: Artist’s impression of 484 Upper Edward Street