Sunday, June 23, 2024

Brisbane earmarks 14 locations for suburban renewal

More than 70 hectares of industrial land across 14 Brisbane locations has been identified by Brisbane City Council as suitable for transition to modern mixed-use residential developments.

A former paint factory, metal fabricator, brickworks and baked goods manufacturer are among the sites identified under the new Suburban Renewal Precincts process.

Lord Mayor, Adrian Schrinner said Suburban Renewal Precincts will deliver much-needed housing and create new village precincts.

“Our Suburban Renewal Precincts can be a win-win for suburbs right across Brisbane,” Lord Mayor Schrinner said.

“They will help remove tired old commercial sites that no longer stack up and replace them with vibrant developments that deliver new housing, as well as employment and retail opportunities.

“By utilising land within our existing urban footprint like this we will also deliver an environmental dividend by helping keep existing low-density areas, bushland and greenspace preserved.

“In the same way we are helping to transform Teneriffe, Howard Smith Wharves and West Village in West End, Suburban Renewal Precincts will ensure suburbs throughout Brisbane get even better.”

The 14 locations identified vary in size from less than one hectare to more than 16 hectares. The locations vary in status – some are dormant or barely used while others have begun the process of transforming from commercial to residential.

“We will work with owners on transitioning their sites and will continue to work with local communities on identifying new opportunities for Suburban Renewal Precincts,” said Lord Mayor Schrinner.

“Despite being a city dominated by in-fill development, Brisbane has a significant supply of locations with approved dwellings.

“Our neighbourhood planning process, which is conducted in close consultation with locals, also continues to add to the opportunities for more housing.

“Through Suburban Renewal Precincts, we can create more locations for housing while revitalising light industrial and commercial areas, making them more attractive to new buyers and existing owners.”

In October, Council released Our Productive City, a new industrial strategy that preserves traditional heavy industrial areas while helping create locations for the innovative, diverse and agile range of modern manufacturers.

Under the Our Productive City strategy, more than 260 hectares of industrial land has been identified that can be adapted for flexible high-value, low-impact industrial precincts.

This includes land in Bulimba, Moorooka, and Toowong.

Council said another 120 hectares of land has been identified for new Urban Enterprise Areas, which will be concentrated employment zones that can accommodate a mix of high-value manufacturing businesses and services as well as opportunities for residential projects.

The three UEA zones are in Albion/Newstead/Bowen Hills, Coorparoo, Woolloongabba/East Brisbane and Milton.

Suburban Renewal PrecinctsLand Area
Hyde Rd, Yeronga12ha
Glenora St, Wynnum0.15ha
Bonemill Rd, Runcorn16.3ha
Mina Pde, Alderley6.4ha
35 Hamilton Rd, Moorooka1.15ha
123 Muriel Ave, Moorooka                                        3.2ha
Gladys St, Stones Corner0.32ha
McIlwraith Ave, Norman Park0.09ha
Kedron (either side of Gympie Rd including the Top Taste factory)11.7ha
Fairlawn St, Nathan6.9ha
Sandgate Rd, Nundah1.3ha
Burke St, Dutton Park1.6ha
Newmarket Rd, Wilston8.2ha
Newnham Rd, Wishart2.6ha

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