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Major Developments for City’s North-West in 2019


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It’s been a big year for developments in city’s north-west
Glenn Roberts, North-West News
December 28, 2018 6:00am
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Big plans were revealed for key sites in the north west during 2018 in a sign Brisbane’s development boom was not restricted to CBD and the inner suburbs.

Development news was off to a flying start in January when the North-West News revealed plans for a massive residential complex in the commercial and retail heart of Everton Park, including two 16-storey towers.

Rogerscorp lodged a material change of use application with Brisbane City Council to allow five buildings with a mix of commercial and residential uses, to be built in five stages at 35 Woolworths St (beside Woolworths).

But by mid-year, the 16-storey buildings had been slashed to nine-storeys after criticism by Brisbane City Council planners. But this was still two-storeys more than allowed in the location.

A decision has yet to be made.


An artist’s impression of the original Rogerscorp proposal for 35 Woolworths St, Everton Park.
In April, Bunnings long-waited Keperra Warehouse opened, bringing a 300m-long hardware supermarket and about 100 full-time equivalent jobs to the region.

The 17,000 sqm Warehouse in Settlement Rd is one of Bunnings’ larger outlets, and is almost 30 per cent bigger than its 13,000 sqm Stafford Warehouse.

In August Honeycombes Property Group lodged plans for a $99.6 million retail and residential development in the car park of the Ferny Grove railway station.

The proposal includes a supermarket, 13,434 sqm of retail and commercial space, cinemas and 64 residential units.

It would also add 759 commuter parking spaces for station patrons.

Brisbane City Council is still assessing the application.

In September, Brisbane City Council approved two 10-storey buildings beside Kedron Brook in Northmore St, Mitchelton, despite several objections from the public.

Those submissions raised issues such as the impact of traffic on Osbourne Rd, especially at the level crossing, the potential impact on flooding of Kedron Brook, the loss of sport and recreation land and the visual impact of the buildings.


Store manager Wayne Loft and homewares team member Leisha Robinson at the new Bunnings Warehouse Keperra before its opening in April. Photo: Glenn Roberts
Traders in Purple, the company behind Wilshire Village, said it would cater for everyone from toddlers to the elderly and those with disabilities in a “whole-of-life” precinct.

Still waiting for a decision by the council is Lanberg Development’s proposal for a 15-storey tower on Osbourne Rd, Mitchelton.

The 212 two-bedroom unit complex is proposed for seven lots at 3-5 McConaghy St and 66-74 Osborne Rd, opposite Mitchelton railway station.

Another massive housing estate looks set to go ahead, with Bunnings dropping its appeal against Brookfield Residential Properties (BRP) plans for the Keperra quarry.

But the development could be delayed as BRP subsequently put the site on the market.

BRP’s $313 million plan, approved by the Brisbane City Council on October 31, 2017, included 700 homes and a 3000sq m shopping centre on the 48.6ha Samford Rd site.

 

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Still being told a second KFC is going to open near Bunnings and a Taco Bell. There has been some excavating going on in December, but can't see any structures going up.
 

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Still being told a second KFC is going to open near Bunnings and a Taco Bell. There has been some excavating going on in December, but can't see any structures going up.
^^Are KFC and Taco Bell likely tenants of these new projects or just new stand alone stores?
 

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Both were mentioned. I live near Bunnings and mid last year it was stated there were new eating places going in near the Supa Centre and near Bunnings.

As at September:

https://thegaptoday.com.au/taco-bell-keperra-to-open-at-bunnings-warehouse/

As things go there is always speculation, and DA's and approvals does not mean the business opens overnight. It's like MaxMara and Queens Plaza they have been named as possible tenants but no news about them to date, but Yves Laurent is happening there, but even with a DA and approval like Dior, businesses can take months to open. Just using that as an example. Taco Bell are obviously at this stage going ahead with it but all I have seen is as at last month some excavating, but where I am I don't go past Bunnings every day, so hopefully it's underway.
 

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First Pet crematorium for Brisbane's North

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Pet crematorium proposed for Virginia
Michelle Smith, Quest Newspapers
February 8, 2019 10:30am
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A PET crematorium has been proposed for Virginia and, if approved, will be the first in north Brisbane.

Pet Angel Property Holdings Pty Ltd, which operates a pet crematorium on the Gold Coast, has lodged a development application for an industrial unit at 9/66 Pritchard Rd, Virginia.


An assessment report prepared by Property Projects Australia Pty Ltd states, “The applicant has successfully operated a similar facility on the Gold Coast and, due to business growth, has identified Brisbane as a key growth market.”


A pet crematorium has been proposed for unit 9 at 66 Pritchard Rd, Virginia. Image: Brisbane City Council pdonline
There are a number of pet crematorium facilities which service the Brisbane area (at Clontarf, Loganholme, Stapylton and Molendinar) but the only other one in the Brisbane City Council local government area is located at the RSPCA at Wacol in Brisbane’s south.

The site for the proposed Virginia crematorium is within an industrial facility comprising 10 units.

The surrounding land is a mix of industry and business located in the General Industry A, B and C zones.

The proposal is for the facility to operate between 7am-5pm.

The use of the cremator will occur between 7am-4pm and, depending on business growth, may operate up to seven days a week.

The assessment report states there will be no unacceptable impacts in terms of air and noise quality.


An image showing the layout of a pet crematorium proposed for Virginia. Image: Brisbane City Council pdonline
“The crematorium use will ensure only hot air will come out of the vent, not smoke or odour,” the report states.

“The Air Quality Report provided ... demonstrates that the proposed development is able to achieve an adequate level of air quality to industrial and residential uses in the surrounding locality.”

In relation to noise, the report states “The operation of activities associated with the crematorium can be conducted wholly indoors and are not anticipated to create any significant noise levels that would impact surrounding tenancies.”

The application proposes no external changes to the existing building, “with only minor internal fit out work required to facilitate the change in use of the tenancy”.

The public notification period has started and submissions on the proposal can be made until March 1.

For more information visit pdonline.brisbane.qld.gov.au
 

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Seems KFC and Taco Bell are full steam ahead. There is something going on near Bunnings with buildings going up. Enogerra's new bowls club replacement the buildings are up to. As for the animal thing, it's life but don't like to think about that stuff.
 

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Seems KFC and Taco Bell are full steam ahead. There is something going on near Bunnings with buildings going up. Enogerra's new bowls club replacement the buildings are up to. As for the animal thing, it's life but don't like to think about that stuff.
I have a facebook group called "Aussie Taco Bell Addicts" .. I track all the DA's for upcoming Taco Bells as well .. ones that are coming up ..

Keperra
Morayfield
Southport
Carindale

And I was told by Collins Food Group people that they have plans to open 10 more Taco Bells in South East Queensland before the end of this year so yeah .. they are expanding hard.
 

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Companies like Taco Bell benefit from economies of scale, they’re either all in or all out. Its either 20 stores in a region or zero, that’s how they bring down their distribution costs and achieve a profit, that’s why they’re expanding hard.
 

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I have a facebook group called "Aussie Taco Bell Addicts" .. I track all the DA's for upcoming Taco Bells as well .. ones that are coming up ..

Keperra
Morayfield
Southport
Carindale

And I was told by Collins Food Group people that they have plans to open 10 more Taco Bells in South East Queensland before the end of this year so yeah .. they are expanding hard.

Thanks bne. I found your group, interesting posts :) but yes I live near it looking forward to going and trying it out.
 

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Is Carindale going in at the food court, in the dining precinct or are they taking over one of the derelict buildings where Sizzler and Hungry Jacks used to be? Or are they going somewhere else that isn't at the Westfield?
 

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Is Carindale going in at the food court, in the dining precinct or are they taking over one of the derelict buildings where Sizzler and Hungry Jacks used to be? Or are they going somewhere else that isn't at the Westfield?
My guess would be the old Sizzler tenancy - I believe the intention is to convert the last remaining Sizzlers into Taco Bells.
 

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Is Carindale going in at the food court, in the dining precinct or are they taking over one of the derelict buildings where Sizzler and Hungry Jacks used to be? Or are they going somewhere else that isn't at the Westfield?
Nope .. Carindale will at 1300 Old Cleveland Rd.

I've been told for the next year or so they are focusing on stand alone stores with drive throughs so we won't see any food court taco bells for a while.

Speaking of old sizzler locations though .. I just posted the DA for the new taco bell in Ipswich on the site of the old sizzler building there.
 

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My guess would be the old Sizzler tenancy - I believe the intention is to convert the last remaining Sizzlers into Taco Bells.
For some locations yes where it suits but for others they have not. North Lakes and upcoming locations like Keperra and Morayfield are on new ground. But the new Ispwich site is on the site of a soon to be gone sizzlers.
 

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Ok Bne finally saw Taco Bell at Northlakes not bad at all, went to have a look at Costco and saw TB. Very nice look forward to the Keperra one but didn't have time to eat there.
 

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X Bunnings Site in Albion to become a service centre for Eagers

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AP Eagers has big plans for old Bunnings site at Albion
Glen Norris, The Courier-Mail
February 20, 2019 9:44pm
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CAR TORQUE

CAR retailer AP Eagers hasn’t survived for 106 years in a tough business without a strategy to stay ahead of the game.

After announcing a solid profit result on Wednesday, managing director Martin Ward gave your diarist a hint of the company’s strategy to remain relevant in an era of electric cars, ride sharing apps and rising real estate costs. Ward sees less of the big box showrooms and more boutique outlets in shopping centres or other locations.

Ward revealed the company has purchased the old Bunnings site in Hudson Rd, Albion, that will be redeveloped into a 50-bay service centre for a number of the company’s marques, including those that will be located to the company’s planned new HQ at the Brisbane Airport’s Automall due to open by 2022.

City Beat recently revealed that publican James Power, the owner of the Norman Hotel, and his joint venture partner recently offloaded the 4608 square metre Albion site for $14 million compared to the $7.35 million they purchased the property for in March 2009.

Ward says some dealerships currently located along Breakfast Creek Rd at Newstead will be progressively shifted to the airport eventually.

Eagers owns most of the magic mile along Breakfast Creek Rd, with some of its holdings dating back to 1913 when the companywas founded. “There will still be traditional car show rooms but there will be less of them,” says Ward.

Meanwhile, AP Eagers reported a 3.1 per cent increase in profit to $101.2 million for the year to December 31 as it defied falling new vehicle sales acrossthe country.

Revenue increased 1.3 per cent to $4.1 billion.

“Despite declining new vehicle sales data across mainland Australia, our car and truck retailing businesses outperformed themarket,” says Ward. The national truck business delivered record performance for a second consecutive year

Softening of home prices has made people more reluctant to buy big ticket items like cars, with vehicle sales easing fromrecent highs. Australia’s new motor vehicle sales decreased by 3 per cent in 2018 to 1,153,111 units compared to a 0.9 percent increase in 2017.
 

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Ward says some dealerships currently located along Breakfast Creek Rd at Newstead will be progressively shifted to the airport eventually.

Interesting. I saw a few from the city to Tullamarine so I'd say that will happen in Brisbane with car dealers.
 

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For some locations yes where it suits but for others they have not. North Lakes and upcoming locations like Keperra and Morayfield are on new ground. But the new Ispwich site is on the site of a soon to be gone sizzlers.
Taco Bell will replace Sizzler here in Townsville at the end of the year as well.
 
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Ruling allows Aveo to start its retirement project in Newmarket

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Self-funded court fight against Aveo Nemarket is dismissed, revamp will go ahead
Amanda Horswill, City North News
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CONTROVERSIAL plans to upgrade Aveo’s Newmarket retirement community will go ahead.

Aveo Group CEO Geoff Grady said that the company had “received confirmation that approval will be granted for the proposed $150 million upgrade to its Newmarket community” to proceed.

Aveo’s plans to upgrade community facilities and 255 independent living apartments were approved by Brisbane City Council in December. A group of residents and community members, Save our Space Newmarket, lodged an appeal against the decision in the Planning and Environment Court last year. The appeal was dismissed

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Aveo Newmarket redevelopment has been approved. Before development. PHOTOS: Aveo
Mr Grady said he was pleased that the development could now go ahead.

“The tastes and needs of today’s seniors have changed significantly in the three decades since Aveo Newmarket was constructed, and we are looking forward to creating a community that better aligns to their expectations,” Mr Grady said.

“The demand for retirement living in desirable city fringe locations like Newmarket is set to increase as our population ages and people want to remain within the community they are familiar with. It is extremely important that we are planning ahead to deliver the volume and type of accommodation seniors want now and into the future.”

He said the design incorporated “a central public square to support socialisation and recreation, a health and wellness centre, resident dining area and cafe, swimming pool, cinema and outdoor BBQ area”.


Aveo Newmarket redevelopment has been approved. Before development. PHOTOS: Aveo
“Our plans have been welcomed by many residents at Aveo Newmarket who recognise the positive impact the redevelopment will have and are looking forward to living in a more contemporary community with significantly upgraded amenities,” Mr Grady said.


The group who appealed the decision was contacted to comment, but declined.

The original application from Aveo Newmaket at 24 Free St attracted about 500 objections and the amended plans more than 200.

Save Our Space (SOS) has labelled even the revised plans “absurdly out of scale” and threatened to “bulldoze” residents’ units to make way for multi-level apartments

A recent Facebook post from SOS states: “The appeal against Aveo’s massive redevelopment on Free Street was dismissed. A judge ruled that it was OK for Aveo to demolish the existing villas, many which are still homes for village residents, and build 255 new apartments.”
 
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