Sunday, June 23, 2024

Brisbane council announces housing plan for Stones Corner

Brisbane City Council has announced more homes close to key mass transit connections and first-class parklands will be created under a new precinct plan for the inner southern suburb of Stones Corner.

Stones Corner is the first of the Council’s Suburban Renewal Precincts with a number of other modern mixed-use precincts across Brisbane set to progress soon.

Suburban Renewal Precincts are a key part of the Council’s plan to create more opportunities for housing by converting under-utilised commercial and industrial areas into mix-use precincts with attached homes.

“Brisbane is a fast-growing city and we’re unlocking opportunities to deliver much-needed housing by better utilising under-used commercial and industrial land,” said Lord Mayor, Adrian Schrinner.

“Suburban Renewal Precincts provide opportunities for people to live in areas close to public transport, jobs and recreation opportunities so they don’t necessarily need a car to get around.”

The Lord Mayor said the Stones Corner Suburban Renewal Precinct was an area that already has above-average public transport use and lower private vehicle ownership than the Brisbane average. It also has an existing high-street and great active transport connections.

“This vision for Stones Corner will allow us to shape and balance the future of the growing area and I encourage residents to have their say during consultation,” he said.

Stones Corner is on the inner-city fringe, has a historic main street, the award-winning Hanlon Park and convenient public transport connections via the Buranda train station and Eastern busway.

The precinct area currently has a large number of single-person households and two-bedroom units.

The focus area for the precinct will span the core parts of Cleveland Street and Logan Road and encompasses part of Gladys Street, Hanlon Park, the Stones Corner library and the busway.

Council says it will work with stakeholders to create a vision for the area that will revitalise the precinct with high-density housing and a mix of cafes, restaurants, retail and services while maximising the existing high frequency public transport and open space.

“The Stones Corner Suburban Renewal Precinct is a fantastic opportunity to deliver more homes in an area where more people want to live, work and relax,” said Civic Cabinet Chair for City Planning and Suburban Renewal, Adam Allan.

“We will work with the community and the industry so the right type of housing can be delivered in the right area, while still maintaining the look and feel of our suburban streets.

“This is a fantastic milestone as the first of the Schrinner Council’s Suburban Renewal Precincts to progress and I expect many other precincts to soon follow.”

The final Stones Corner Suburban Renewal Precinct proposal will require State Government approval.

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