The project is located along the Brisbane River at 25 Donkin Street, West End and will create a new shared road and pedestrian link between Donkin and Hockings Street.
The development as a whole contains a total of 988 apartments across seven towers.
Master Apartment Breakdown:
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- Building 1) x44 1B, x92 2B
- Building 2) x72 1B, x63 2B
- Building 3) x63 1B, x73 2B
- Building 4) x140 1B, x58 2B
- Building 5) x21 1B, x65 2B
- Building 6) x58 1B, x12 2B
- Building 7) x129 1B, x93 2B, x1 3B
- Stage 1) x179 1B, x232 2B
- Stage 2) x161 1B, x123 2B
- Stage 3) x187 1B, x105 2B
Buildings at the river side are 11 storeys, buildings at the rear of the site are 12 storeys. Each building includes rooftop amenity ranging from lounges, BBQ areas and pools.
The precinct has been designed by Cottee Parker Architects and includes a new riverside park, BBQ and picnic area and cycle path which will replace the current Riverside Drive.
According to the DA, the proposed development will activate previously back-water street frontages with engaging open spaces and inviting public links. Units on ground level will create a populated, friendly atmosphere and improve the safe movement of pedestrians through the area, through on-street surveillance.
The small retail offering included in stage 1 will create a destination, drawing patrons through Donkin and Buchanan Streets and from the existing riverside walk, via a new pedestrian link. Similarly, new pedestrian links in the subsequent stages will create a permeable urban edge and with the addition of way finding and lighting, provide a range of routes for users to move through the site.
Enhancing pedestrian amenity along Riverside Drive is a key aim of this proposal. A new active edge with terraced landscaping will serve to blend the development into the river front park land. View corridors will be maintained through intriguing breaks in the landscape and built form, inviting commuters and recreational patrons through the site. The ground floor of the development is set back from Riverside Drive, creating a generous buffer to the walkway below.
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The development signifies the start of numerous urban renewal projects associated with the Kurilpa Masterplan.
The DA number for this development is A004016468.