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Old February 4th, 2008, 08:54 AM   #1
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#Scrapped: Lawnton Rail Station TOD - 12s/43m/mixed

Here is a nice little mixed use development adjacant to Lawton Railway Station up in Pine Rivers. It is 12st and 42.5m high to roof and about another 50cm to highest point at a guess:

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Old February 4th, 2008, 10:17 AM   #2
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Bloody hell, Lawnton! It doesn't really seem to fit with the area, I thought Petrie or Strathpine would suit a development like this better. Interesting though to see if it gets approved.
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Old February 4th, 2008, 10:53 AM   #3
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"Welcome to Lawnton where its 1995 everyday!" But seriously good on them, it would be nice to build up around Gympie road and the stations, it could however do with some better setbacks of the podium among other things.
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Old February 4th, 2008, 11:07 AM   #4
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Bit of a monstrosity really.
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Old February 4th, 2008, 11:43 AM   #5
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How very...orangey. I'm with you neilo63, that development is 1990's in every way.
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Old February 4th, 2008, 01:08 PM   #6
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never has a development been more out of place. does it even fit in the local zoning? something like this should be in strathpine, not lawnton. i would imagine a fair bit of local opposition.

and yes, very 1990's. whats with the ginormous podium as well. surely the don't think they can fill it as office space. maybe it could be an elderly citizens club.
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Old February 4th, 2008, 11:36 PM   #7
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It is actually located between the rail station and Gympie Road and I believe is just the start. The massive podium helps keeps the scale down. Developments like this will encourage more in the future and also encourage more in Strathpine and similar areas.

It isn't the nicest looking building, but then, most areas begin with developments that aren't impressive at all.

The whole idea of performance based planning schemes is that you are able to propose developments that don't comply with local zoning.



I'm still neutral on this one.
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Old February 5th, 2008, 12:50 AM   #8
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Um. Yes, would support it. Don't mind the podium bulk, make a change for the area, which needs it. Kind of Flintstone's version of 1990s replica contemporary.. somehow. All the necessary bits glued on to a typical plan to make the necessary 'funkiness.'
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does the train station get a makeover too? 1995 is still an improvement.
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Old February 6th, 2008, 10:36 PM   #10
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Bit of a monstrosity really.
I agree. It's too bulky.
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Did the architects of this just think to themselves "hmmm. What Would Devine Do?"
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I'd say they were thinking what Meriton would do.
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Old February 8th, 2008, 02:04 PM   #13
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Lovely Lawnton. I know a bloke who lives in Lawnton, and I can honestly say, he hasn't worked since 1994.
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Lovely Lawnton. I know a bloke who lives in Lawnton, and I can honestly say, he hasn't worked since 1994.
so you think that means everyone in Lawnton is the same?
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Does he work for the Pine Rivers Council?
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Is there still a tip in Lawnton?
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Proposal has now been canned with a 40 dwelling townhouse development proposed instead.
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Old February 24th, 2009, 05:40 AM   #18
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Was it canned by the council or the developers?
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Old February 24th, 2009, 06:28 AM   #19
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Not sure. I've only seen that the developers have submitted a changed application for the site.

It wouldn't surprise me if it were council. Lawton wasn't the station that was to be designated for very high density like this, only increased density.
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common sense prevails..
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