With the end of January rapidly approaching, 2019 is finally starting to feel like a reality. While the majority of us were still recovering from the whip-lash of last year, there was a slew of new proposed developments announced in the last few months that have us looking to the future with eyes wide open. Although these projects may not have received developmental approval just yet, the potential alone is enough to get us excited.
Lodged by respected developer, Sunland Group, are plans for a boutique, 16-storey apartment building in Labrador. The site previously had approval for a 35-storey tower, so these new plans are expected to be approved quite quickly. Targetting the owner-occupier market, this proposed development will offer 81 luxury off-the-plan apartments with one, two and three-bedroom options, as well as a few luxury four-bedroom villas. Sunland’s most recent projects include Marina Concourse in Benowa and The Hills in Everton Hills. The project is expected to launch before the end of Q2 this year.
20 architecturally-striking townhouses are the proposed development for the corner of Lister Street and Station Road in Sunnybank. Arranged in four groups of five in a row, these new townhouses will all offer large balconies and an open rear courtyard. In addition to the residences themselves, there is also a central communal area in the plans, which features an arbour, landscaped gardens, seating and bike racks. With a proposal submitted back in October 2018, the public notice and submission period is currently underway.
Two weeks ago, an application was lodged for the proposed development of a 22-storey apartment building on Railway Terrace in Milton. The current plans include 66 off-the-plan apartments designed for short-term accommodation as well as 143 residential apartments. The site neighbours Milton Train Station, making the area a dream for commuters and sports fans (with Suncorp Stadium just a 10-minute walk away). The rooftop is set to feature a lap pool and indoor gym, as well as a publically-accessible rooftop bar and beer garden.
With the market in Ipswich rapidly expanding, there has been an increase in proposals submitted for apartment towers in the area and this most recent proposed development is no exception. Designed by Studio Mossi, the 36 off-the-plan apartments would sit over eight storeys in a single tower. The 24 two bedroom and 12 three-bedroom apartments will be located close to the Bremer River and have been designed to maximise natural ventilation, with a dual aspect.
The proposal for this development is seeking approval for 20 two-storey, four-bedroom townhouses. Located within an Emerging Community zone, the design maximises the number of townhouses viable for the site, with no area reserved for open communal space. That said, the site is only 400m from a large public parkland, so this shouldn’t end up being an issue for residents. The townhouses themselves have a clean and crisp design, with gardens to the front and rear of each townhouse. Public notification for this project commenced just last week.