Super Slim Student Tower Proposed for Spring Hill

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Artist's impression of proposed Boundary Street student accommodation

A development application has been proposed for a new skinny 8-metre wide 15-storey student accommodation building located at 487 Boundary Street, Spring Hill.

Melbourne-based Deague Group are proposing the development which would comprise of 248 student accommodation rooms with communal recreation space on the Common Plaza Level, Level 5 and the rooftop.

The site previously formed an ancillary use as part of the previous Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) building located at 477 Boundary Street, Spring Hill. The Main Roads Building has recently undergone redevelopment as the Art Series Hotel Group by the Asian Pacific Group (The Johnson).

Artist’s impression of proposed Boundary Street student accommodation
Artist’s impression of proposed Boundary Street student accommodation
Artist’s impression of proposed Boundary Street student accommodation

According to the development application, the site is currently ‘underutilised’ and has leftover dilapidated landscaping and a car park associated with the former Main Roads Building.

Accordingly, the proposal states that the new student accommodation development will revitalise the site, complimenting the adjoining The Johnson hotel and contribute to the ongoing urban renewal of Spring Hill.

Designed by Ellivo Architects, the proposed gross floor area of the development is 6,532 sqm and will include 30 car spaces and 125 bicycle spaces.

The development plans to be even narrower than the 9m wide 466 Ann Street residential development proposal in the CBD.

The development application number for this project is A004892414.

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  • Theses student accommodation projects are the slums of tomorrow. How can 248 rooms and that’s all they are only have 30 carparks and 125 bike spaces. 248 rooms 300 people? assumes that 150 occupiers are using public transport or walking. how are you going to police who rents these rooms.

  • A few billions of the NDIS should go into supported accommodation immediately. The need has been established; the expertise on what to build is there in the parent groups. The private sector could be involved in the construction. A decent bureaucratic pen could fix it in two months or less. The NDIS was not supposed to also take care of the residential bricks and mortar, that is and has been responsibility of the states since 1901 except the responsibility for providing “in the community residential accommodation, while on the cards since the late 1960s, has abrogated that responsibility. And yet the Commonwealth is not putting pressure on the states it is an absolute mess.

  • How can a development with 248 rooms only provide 30 carparks? This is so ridiculous and will cause a problem in surrounding areas. A few hills between there and QUT in the city or at Kelvin Grove and not everyone likes to cycle. Unbelievable that developers think this is a good model.

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