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Old January 27th, 2010, 12:48 AM   #41
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It will certainly be something special, with the IMF predicting 2.5% (upward) growth in the economy and a prime location is a perfect recipe for a landmark.
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Old February 1st, 2010, 11:42 AM   #42
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Old August 29th, 2012, 12:03 AM   #43
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#Proposed: 300 George Street - 81st/262m, 40st/182m & 32st/121m (mixed use)

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Hotel, theatre or offices: Courthouse leaves behind 'very rare' CBD space

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The fates of some of Queensland's most infamous and notorious residents have been decided there.

Its footpath and surrounds are among the most incidentally photographed and documented in the city.

It even purports to have its own ghosts.

So what next for 272-318 George Street, now known as the old Brisbane Supreme and District Court precinct?

Is it to become an office block? A hotel? A retail and theatre precinct?

Public Works Minister Bruce Flegg said all would be revealed in October, when the government is expected to make its final decision on the sale of the prime CBD site.
The Queen Elizabeth II Court of Law building, the new home of the Supreme and District courts.

Expressions of interest in the site closed on August 3 after a sales campaign that included advertising aimed at international markets.

Real estate agents and the government have stayed mum on the estimated earnings from the sale, but in December last year, then-premier Anna Bligh put a price of $57.3 million on the site, committing the funds to the now-suspended Cairns Entertainment Precinct project.

Dr Flegg would not go into detail about the submission details, which he said would remain confidential until the government assessment and negotiations were finished.

“The department received multiple major redevelopment proposals from several significant development companies,” he said.

“The submissions received include a broad range of major mixed-use developments, including hotel, office, residential, retail and theatre space.”

Anthony Ott, whose agency Savills was involved in promoting the site, said 272- 318 George Street was a rare real estate opportunity.

The site is placed firmly within the CBD and backs on to the Brisbane River.

“Very rarely a site of that size [comes available],” Mr Ott said.

“It's a unique site because it is a large island site in the middle of the city.”

The new Brisbane Supreme and District Court is on the city block between George, Turbot and Roma streets.

But the old courthouse precinct is not the only government-owned CBD site set for a change.

Minister for State Development and Planning, Jeff Seeney, said last night the government had received 13 expressions of interest to redevelop 1 William Street.

The government announced the redevelopment of the government administrative precinct in late May, with plans for a new office tower between 60,000 to 75,000 square metres to be built on the William Street site.

Mr Seeney said the site, which is presently used as a car park, had been designated as a government office development since 1974 and was “the logical site for government administration given its proximity to Parliament”.

A request for tender process is expected by late September. Mr Seeney said the aim was to see “activity on the ground by the end of the year”.

It comes as work began yesterday on a $400 million project in Brisbane’s south on former state government land.

The land, which includes about 50 public housing properties, will be sold over the next ten years under an agreement made by the previous Bligh government with developer Consolidated Properties.

The new $400 million residential development, Cornerstone Living, will include some affordable homes, and Housing and Public Works Minister Bruce Flegg has said no public housing tenants will ''end up out on the street''.

In July, Dr Flegg announced three government-owned caravan parks would be sold and the money put towards public housing.

The caravan parks - Monte Carlo at Cannon Hill, Woombye Gardens at Woombye and Lazy Acres at Torquay - are owned by the Public Trustee and managed by his department.
So looks like we'll find out about the submissions in October sometime.... Anyone have some inside goss?
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Old August 29th, 2012, 12:05 AM   #44
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would be the perfect place to put a highrise car park the govenment could make a lot of money out of it then and it would solve one of the biggest problems in brisbane and that is adequate parking
Wow....
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Old August 29th, 2012, 12:22 AM   #45
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The stupidity of people continues to astound me!

As for the redevelopment, I really don't mind what it is as long as it incorporates a new 1000-2000 seat theatre for the city! That is one thing we really need for the city!
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Old August 29th, 2012, 12:24 AM   #46
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Yes! Yes! High-rise car park FTW! I'm see-ing 50 floors of wall to wall parking. In your face Sydney and Melbourne!

It's a sizeable site, no doubt about it, could fit a supertall I imagine quite easy, and what a prominent position. Imagine say 400m on that site, oolalala.

Course then reality sinks in, unfortunately not the best time for tall proposals, and not a good time to sell, so I hope the site isn't squandered on some quick cash-in type development which the govt also gets shorted-changed on. Still, QLD is nothing if not short of wishful developers so we may get some out there proposals hopefully.
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Old August 29th, 2012, 01:15 AM   #47
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I think that, regardless of the economic climate, developers would know full well just how rare an opportunity this is – a full CBD block available for redevelopment. These don't come around every day!
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Old August 29th, 2012, 01:40 AM   #48
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Yeah, don't think we'll be seeing a 20-30 storey tower on here.

Still think ultimate development would be a 80+ storey tower on the eastern corner, with a 1500 seat theatre incorporated into a large retail podium structure, and then a good 30-40% of the site left as public space or parkland, with future linkages to "Northbank" over the REX.
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Old August 29th, 2012, 02:42 AM   #49
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A highrise carpark? I genuinely feel sorry for that person, and the people around him/her.

I am pleased to hear that some proposals include a theatre. If the government chooses to go with a proposal that doesn't include one, they would have wasted a great opportunity.
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Old August 29th, 2012, 03:17 AM   #50
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Old August 29th, 2012, 04:40 AM   #51
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Isnt this site too close to the river to have a real tall building? - I thought there were height restrictions on buildings that fronted the river along this stretch.
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Old August 29th, 2012, 05:14 AM   #52
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No, not in this section. Unlimited (other than for aviation)
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Old August 29th, 2012, 05:33 AM   #53
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I think we'll see a slight widening of Adelaide St to, it's not wide enough as it stands with the bus stops there. Wonder if the green bridge will ever grow legs. I find it rather exciting prosects with links to south bank / cultural precinct via the green bridge and links down to the gardens with northbank / 1 William etc.
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Old August 29th, 2012, 09:14 AM   #54
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Fingers crossed for something iconic. I'm actually really excited about the potential this site holds.
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... drum roll... INTRODUCING...

SUPREME COURT TOWERS
by METRO PROPERTY GROUP... lol

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Old August 29th, 2012, 10:21 AM   #56
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cant be many sites like this left in the city...
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Old August 29th, 2012, 11:04 AM   #57
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Exactly, just think of the potential...

This site could support 2, even 3 Pie Face's.

Exciting stuff.
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ha ha. In Brisbane we now have a unit measure in pie faces and metro properties.
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Old August 29th, 2012, 12:31 PM   #59
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It's an official metric on new Development Applications as mandated by the BCC from Jan 2013. As a developer you don't want to score less than 1.00 on the PFI, but you can offset it by designating some elements of a site as public space for parks and alike.
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Old August 30th, 2012, 02:24 AM   #60
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Your first idea is the best! Quite clearly the heritage listed carpark next to central station needs a sister and this site is in prime position to build it you can even build an entrance ramp straight off the REX..

How about this one? Tallest carpark in the world at 280m high, surely we can beat that??
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