Category: Architecture and Design

Delivering community benefits with increased development potential

Jun 7, 2012 by webteam

There are a number of opportunity sites identified for significant new development to deliver public benefits and drive renewal.

One site is in Council ownership, but the other four are privately owned. These sites could be redeveloped to make an architectural statement and give the Junction a strong visual identity along Military Road. Given the desire to trigger redevelopment on these key sites, it is proposed to increase height limits from 5 storeys to between 6 and 10 storeys. In return for this significant increase in height, these sites would need to deliver other public benefits, such as public car parking or plaza areas.

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“Councils must encourage a mix of commercial and residential to keep suburbs vibrant”

Mar 12, 2012 by webteam

What does the real estate industry think of the Spit Junction Masterplan project?

This extract from an article in the Property Observer gives one perspective.

A recent report by the Australian government, State of Australian Cities 2011, identifies the problems being faced by federal and state governments and also councils, where they now need to completely rethink their long-term masterplans. Australia’s population has grown by 3 million in the past decade, yet productivity growth has slowed and then declined since 1998…

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