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Old April 21st, 2005, 05:45 AM   #201
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Dorothy Row says the nine-storey development would dominate the skyline. Picture: BEV LACEY


Resident concerned about memorials’ tranquillity
24.03.2005


AFTER going decades with just a handful of buildings taller than three storeys, Toowoomba has had a spate of applications or approvals for multi-storey residential buildings.

The latest is for Argyle on Kitchener, a dual-tower, eight- and nine-storey residential development with ground-floor cafe/restaurant, proposed for the corner of Kitchener and Phillip streets, opposite East Creek Park.

Submissions on the development closed last week, with Toowoomba City Council expected to vote on the application in six to eight weeks.

Argyle on Kitchener, however, has angered Phillip Street



resident Dorothy Row, who said tall buildings would block the residents’ morning sun and East Creek Park’s afternoon sun.

"Huge buildings dominating the landscape will diminish the beauty and tranquillity of East Creek Park and the memorials," she said.

ERM Projects director Andrew St Baker said ERM would release more details as the application progressed.

ERM’s application reports Argyle on Kitchener will "provide a catalyst for urban renewal and revitalisation of the city’s centre" as has occurred in other cities such as Brisbane.

"The park-oriented development utilises high-quality design and finish unlike anything else in the city at present. " Each level has a large balcony area and one tower has a splitlevel penthouse.

A traffic impact study accompanying the application said the 29 apartments would generate about 21 vehicle trips in peak hours having "negligible impact on the operation of the intersection and the road network".

Mrs Row said 29 units would add to already-horrendous peak-hour traffic problems and would reduce visibility for motorists.

And she criticised notification boards which she said gave little hint of the project’s size.

"They only listed "multiple units and food outlet’," she said.

"The residents thought that’s five or six units, but I got a funny feeling and collected the relevant documents and they were an inch thick."
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Old April 21st, 2005, 09:18 AM   #202
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what a stupid bitch ^ !!!!

Great news tho! cant wait to see the renders for them... correct me if im wrong, but im picturing this project somewhere near the suncorp call centre building?!?
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Old April 21st, 2005, 09:20 AM   #203
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yes just one block north of there only bout 100m up road
... that area is really going ahead

coucil wont worry about her
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Old April 21st, 2005, 09:45 AM   #204
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reduce visibility for motorists???????????????????????????????????????????

I suppose the motorists want to see the morning sun as well.
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Old May 1st, 2005, 05:44 PM   #205
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TOOWOOMBA'S SKYLINE 2006

So just a recap on Toowoomba's Skyline come the end of 2006

49m - Cotesloe Cresent - Built - 2001
46m - Condamine Centre - Built - 1989
45m - Heritage Plaza - Built - 1989
44m - The Parks - Built - 1990
41m - Garden City Tower - Approved - 2006
40m - Tmba Base Hospital - Built - 1997
38m - Argyle on Kitchener (Tower 2) - Proposed - 2006
37m - Trinity Towers - Approved - 2006
36m - Argyle on Kitchener (Tower 1) - Proposed - 2006
33m - The Grosvenor - Built - 2004

Finally!!! Toowoomba will have 10 buildings over 30m! quite impressive in my biased books.

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Old May 1st, 2005, 05:52 PM   #206
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Simply amazing danubis.

lol. Nice job.

I particularly like the diagrams for Argyleon Kitchner Towers 1 and 2, very detailed.
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Old May 1st, 2005, 06:12 PM   #207
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lol you do better then poohead... I can find any renders of it yet
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Old May 1st, 2005, 11:56 PM   #208
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Danubis dont worry about anyone elses comments. There does not seem to be any renders on it yet. Am working on finding some. Yes finally we get some action in Toowoomba.
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Old May 5th, 2005, 06:13 PM   #209
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Emporis update

lol was just jokin about malt ^

also, i was surfin' emporis and guess what i find updated?!!?!

Toowoomba's description is a little more in depth and the extra proposed buildings have been added!! Bring total for toowoomba listed on the site to 9!

Thanx cul! you're a champ!

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Toowoomba is located (700m above sea level)125 kms west of Brisbane and is Queensland's largest inland city. The city offers the best of both worlds, a relaxed lifestyle and easy access to the coastline.

Toowoomba enjoys a prosperity which is strong but stable. Although somewhat exposed to the highs and lows of the rural sector, Toowoomba has a substantial manufacturing and supply industry, a major education sector as well as a highly competitive retail industry. The historic city has 42 registered buildings with the National Trust and has now a growing modern skyline.

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Old May 6th, 2005, 02:35 AM   #210
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Thanks Cul. Hope Toowoomba sustains the development. Getting to double figures would be cool.
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Old May 9th, 2005, 11:24 PM   #211
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hey joe, do you know the details of that commercial building that was proposed in the bell street mall but rejected cause it was too tall in the mid 90's... so that cull can add it to 'never built' in the emporis database :-) the word 'sun' is in my head for some reason...
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Old May 11th, 2005, 04:33 PM   #212
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This block can shape our city
11.05.2005



THE streetscape of the northern fringe of Toowoomba’s central business district appears likely to alter dramatically with a multi-million-dollar, prime site up for sale.

Energy company Energex has put the high-profile 9905-square metre development site at 3 Neil Street on the market after making little use of it over the past seven years.

Marketing agents Damian Tutt and Robert Dunne, from Savills, said surrounding development comprised retail, commercial and hospitality industries.

"This property is the most significant development site to hit the market in Toowoomba this year," Mr Tutt said.

Zoning allowed for extensive uses including retail, residential, commercial or mixed-use development.

Mr Tutt said expressions of interest in the site would close on June 3.

Already Savills had received significant enquiries from possible buyers.

The property is at the northwestern corner of Neil Street and Chalk Drive, some 600 metres from the intersection of Ruthven and Margaret streets.

Energex said the sale would not impact on its operations.

A spokesman said the land had been surplus to needs since it was acquired along with other Allgas assets in 1998.

Energex had made only minimal use of the site since that time.

The spokesman said Energex’s active Toowoomba depot was in Taylor Street.

Mr Tutt said the site offered strong exposure with high traffic flows, with Chalk Drive a major arterial road, and good access to the CBD.

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Cancer trips soon a thing of the past

14.05.2005


IT WAS a breast lump the size of a grain of salt that sent Cheryl Warby on a journey through surgery and chemotherapy, then countless daily trips to Brisbane for radiotherapy treatment.
But with the announcement that Queensland’s first inland government-funded radiation oncology unit will be established at St Andrew’s Toowoomba Hospital, Ms Warby says she’s pleased thousands of patients will be spared the arduous trek.

The $8.6 million facility, made possible through federal funds, is expected to be completed and running by March 2007, two years after it was first expected to be opened, and will treat up to 900 patients each year.

"St Andrew’s will be the centre for cancer care on the Darling Downs," hospital CEO Ray Fairweather said.

The unit will support patients from the Downs as well as from Ipswich, the Burnett, Lockyer, south-west Queensland and regions of northern New South Wales.

Ms Warby, who completed seven weeks of radiotherapy at Brisbane’s Mater Hospital this week, said receiving treatment in "your own back yard" would ease the emotional and physical strain on cancer patients.

"I think it is wonderful that people will be able to complete their treatment and be in their home town," she said.

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Old May 17th, 2005, 03:58 PM   #214
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The building that was cancelled was sunset plaza ..

think it was 22 stories and 78 m
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Old May 20th, 2005, 12:17 PM   #215
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dont happen to have a diagram do you
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Old May 20th, 2005, 05:46 PM   #216
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will have a look i know that there is one here somewhere
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Old May 27th, 2005, 01:44 AM   #217
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one of my first diagrams , quality not so good.
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Old May 27th, 2005, 01:56 AM   #218
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there is actually 11 buildings over 30m

original list by danubis

78m - Sunset Plaza - NEVER BUILT - 1999
49m - Cotesloe Cresent - Built - 2001
46m - Condamine Centre - Built - 1989
45m - Heritage Plaza - Built - 1989
44m - The Parks - Built - 1990
41m - Garden City Tower - Approved - 2006
40m - Tmba Base Hospital - Built - 1997
38m - Argyle on Kitchener (Tower 2) - Proposed - 2006
37m - Trinity Towers - Approved - 2006
36m - Argyle on Kitchener (Tower 1) - Proposed - 2006
33m - The Grosvenor - Built - 2004
31m - Z Block USQ - Built - 2001
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Old May 27th, 2005, 06:20 AM   #220
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Wouldn't Sunset Plaza have been great for Toowoomba!! Would have been 2m taller than Holiday Inn in Townsville and hence the tallest building outside "metro Brisbane" if you like. It was an office tower right? Any renders?

Check out this thread on old OzScrapers
http://www.hoogbouw.nl/OZforum/cgi-b...um=2&topic=343
Were those cancelled projects legit?-
Berghoffer Centre 20s/71m
Toowoomba Convention Centre 130m
They were supposedly on SSP as proposed (but not anymore). Must have been a joke or a mistake heh??
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