Urban Renewal

Lidcombe's Carter Street Precinct receives a considerable residential application

A heavily industrial pocket of Lidcombe may turn high rise residential if a planning application for 2 Hill Road is looked upon favourably. Flush against the Western Motorway and surrounded by industrial estates, applicant HP Subsidiary Pty Ltd is hoping their $114 million bid for three residential buildings gains approval, after being submitted with Parramatta City Council during May. 2 Hill Road sits on the periphery of the Carter Street...

Perth's Elizabeth Quay named UDIA's best for urban renewal

Perth’s Elizabeth Quay development has been awarded Australia’s best urban renewal project by the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA), Australia’s peak body for the urban development industry. The Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority's (MRA) Elizabeth Quay project has changed the face of Perth's CBD, transforming 10ha of largely underutilised land along the Swan River into a waterfront destination, providing a new backdrop for major...

Mirvac's $240 million Zetland development hits planning

The wraps are off Mirvac's latest large-scale residential development that will insert itself into Sydney's Green Square urban renewal area. Smart Design Studio and CO-AP have shared design duties for the quartet of predominantly residential buildings that pending approval, will account for Zetland's 77-93 Portman Street. Development plans for Mirvac's latest are now on display after having being received by City of Sydney during mid May. Mirvac...

Planning manoeuvres facilitate the way for larger towers at Baulkham Hills

The Hills Shire Council is going through the process of facilitating the delivery of larger apartment towers at Baulkham Hills. Developer Mulpha Norwest has sought to increase the size of future towers within its next development sub precinct which is known as 'The Greens'. It will form part of the wider push to create a $3 billion development within Baulkham Hills' Norwest Business Park in order to create a smart city and participate in the...

Where Footscray's future 8,000 apartments will be located

Footscray's latest apartment tower headed for approval has given cause to assess where exactly the bulk of apartments can be expected within the boom suburb in the years to come. Much of the development spotlight falls upon Joseph Road Precinct, with the latest development landing on its western boundary. 7 Wightman Street was recommended for approval earlier this month after a revised application saw its height cut to 14 levels. The Metaxas...

Gurner adds weight to Fitzroy North's emerging high-density precinct

A new high-density precinct fronting Fitzroy North's Queens Parade is taking shape. Developer Gurner is mid way through the planing process for a new mixed-use building at 81-89 Queens Parade. It along with Gurner's 26-56 Queens Parade and Development Victoria's pending renewal of the adjoining Gasworks site makes for three large-scale developments in close proximity to one another. 81-89 Queens Parade is the latest development to break cover,...

Telopea's transformation moves to the EOI stage

Telopea's tilt at urban renewal received a boost late last week as the New South Wales Minister for Social Housing initiated an Expression of Interest (EOI) campaign that will ultimately lead to a mass-scale redevelopment within the suburb. The EOI process will target the private development sector and/or not-for-profit organisations in the expectation of leading a development team that will remodel the 64-hectare Government-owned land parcel...

Hengmao Australia moves on Maribyrnong's activity centre

Council planners have paved the way for a substantial residential development within the Highpoint Major Activity Centre. Last week Council ruled upon the proposal that accounts for an amalgamated 4,928 square metre site at 19-21 White Street. It represents the first application lodged for the immediate area since the land was rezoned into a mixed-use setting, and gained in-principle support from Maribyrnong City Council planners. Council's City...

Dexus bids to deliver Brisbane a new Waterfront Precinct

Waterfront urban renewal is on the agenda at Brisbane's Eagle Street Pier as plans to transform the immediate area into a pedestrian friendly precinct gather momentum. Dexus Property Group is actively supporting the project which would see the mixed-use precinct created, underpinned by two new towers and an overhaul of the area's public realm. 1.5 hectares of enhanced and accessible public and riverfront open space is expected under the...

Warren and Mahoney add to Smith Street's changing face

The gradual transition of Smith Street's northern reaches to a higher density built form has seen another project join the queue. Developer GURNER will know at the earliest by late next month whether its bid to transform Collingwood's 368-374 Smith Street has been successful. Designed by Warren and Mahoney, the residential development spans 9 storeys and sits behind a quartet of partially retained heritage buildings. For Warren and Mahoney, the...

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