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I think the latter Gerryt1. I will be very surprised to see Banyan go ahead unfortunately. Council is sure keen to have Main Street as never ending roadworks and lane reconfigures. Only real outcome I have noticed is confused and hesitant drivers- wonder what the accident rates are now compared to previous?
 

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Banyan Tree is no longer! It looks like the site has been taken over by Pikos Group.

No more short term accommodation. 63 3 x Bed apartments.

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New proposal includes 3 towers, glass public lift to a public rooftop restaurant. Design could do with a few tweaks but anything on this site is better than its current state.
 

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^^ Have a look at the DA. There's legal action between the applicant and council over whether the application was property made, a large number of submissions against the development, and a fair number for it as well. It's a bit of a sh!t fight at the moment...

Looks like Final Orders were made by the P&E Court last week although they're not online yet. The Court filings are public:
 

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There's a major protest taking place this morning against the 108 Lambert Street approval.

Kangaroo Point residents protest over three-tower development
Member for South Brisbane Jackie Trad has joined angry inner-city residents in a protest that blocked local peak-hour traffic over three 15-storey towers that they say is ‘unsustainable overdevelopment’.
Danielle O’Neal, Tobias Jurss-Lewis, The Courier-Mail
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The proposed development site for three 15-storey towers in Kangaroo Point

The proposed development site for three 15-storey towers in Kangaroo Point
Category: <span> </span> | The Courier Mail

A contentious high-rise development, labelled as a “vertical cruise ship”, has sparked furore in Brisbane as a group of protestors blocked local peak-hour traffic in opposition of the development.

Jackie Trad joins locals in protest over a development at Kangaroo Point. Picture: Peter Wallis

Jackie Trad joins locals in protest over a development at Kangaroo Point. Picture: Peter Wallis

Member for South Brisbane Jackie Trad joined 60 local protesters at Kangaroo Point on Wednesday morning, bearing signs and demonstrating their opposition to the “unbridled over-development” of the suburb.

Protesters block roads at Kangaroo Point on Wednesday morning. Picture: Peter Wallis

Protesters block roads at Kangaroo Point on Wednesday morning. Picture: Peter Wallis

Locals have cited 18 reasons, including “environmental impacts” and “dangers to cyclist and pedestrians” in their opposition to the 108 Lambert St development, with the protest group
slamming the development as “absolutely ridiculous” and describing it as a “vertical cruise ship”.

Organiser Lori Sexton said the Lambert St development would destroy “their amenity, quality of life”.

“Kangaroo Point had the highest density of dwellings in any Brisbane suburb ... the highest traffic densities and highest non-residential traffic flows,” she said.

Locals block Lambert St on Wednesday morning. Picture: Peter Wallis

Locals block Lambert St on Wednesday morning. Picture: Peter Wallis

“This development will greatly increase noise and air pollution, the traffic congestion ... and the wellbeing of the community.”

The group has lodged an e-petition with Brisbane City Council opposing the development.
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Kangaroo Point is the densest part of Queensland, if local residents don't like that fact I really wonder why they choose to live there??
Half-yes half no. I actually agree, its density and issues are all pre-known, the show is over. So on one hand, I think you're right. Go somewhere else if you want acreage.

The other hand, is that the access in and out of the pocket is a frikkin' nightmare. More people at this density is going to make the problem worserer. It doesn't get betterer, without a significant change to access like a tunnel out. That turning onto the bridge road, is just silly.
 

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Looks like a fine objective debate by a bunch of people with nothing better to do... Old mate in the pink shirt looks pretty fired up and is "Sick of all the high rise development on Lambert St". Maybe he needs to check a map to see that this is inner city- perhaps a cow paddock (or Gerryt1's favourite) a dog park would be a better option?
 

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Half-yes half no. I actually agree, its density and issues are all pre-known, the show is over. So on one hand, I think you're right. Go somewhere else if you want acreage.

The other hand, is that the access in and out of the pocket is a frikkin' nightmare. More people at this density is going to make the problem worserer. It doesn't get betterer, without a significant change to access like a tunnel out. That turning onto the bridge road, is just silly.
Improved Active Transport (Bridge connections) and what I hope would be an increased frequency of buses, the access is fine. Hopefully the high density and road capacity will translate into a greater mode share to active and public transport.
 

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Improved Active Transport (Bridge connections) and what I hope would be an increased frequency of buses, the access is fine. Hopefully the high density and road capacity will translate into a greater mode share to active and public transport.
Good points. Bridge and buses both. But without a full line supermarket (the proposes woolies nearby is a metro?) There's a load of car focused traffic growth.
 

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Unfortunately the Greens and Labor candidates are milking the issue during this election campaign. Both the Greens and also Labor support a high density inner core of the city to prevent unnecessary urban sprawl. I call this hypocritical for the means of media attention prior to an election,
 

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These kind of debates are never black and white and there are reasonable arguments on both sides. I think on this forum we are quick to champion development, height and density at almost any cost - and as a result there can be a tendency to lose some of the nuance around the actual contribution such a development makes to the street, neighbourhood and city.

In the case of this particular development it does appear to be in excess of the neighbourhood plan while offering little to the public in return. This always needs to be weighed up accordingly - if the developer is seeking to gain more then they should be offering something more in return (e.g. smaller site footprint, public accessible open space, cross block links, heritage preservation, etc.).
 

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New Logan Rd Woolworths: Supermarket giant to lodge plans
A supermarket giant is canvassing plans for a new Woolworths Metro, specialty stores and 82 apartments which would generate 120 retail jobs and a further 200 jobs in construction.
Alex Treacy
Supermarket giant Woolworths plans to build a new Woolworths Metro store and 82 apartments contained within “two separate buildings of four and five floors” as part of a mixed-use development it is currently canvassing with the community prior to lodging a formal DA.
Residents in the vicinity of 905 – 915 Logan Rd, Holland Park West have received flyers in their mailbox about the retailer’s plans, while a new website has also been created spruiking the project and seeking feedback.
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According to the distributed material, the $25 million retail and residential development would support 120 retail jobs once fully operational and 200 construction jobs in the building.
Artist's impression of a proposed mixed-use development at 905 – 915 Logan Rd, Holland Park West, land owned by supermarket giant Woolworths, which would contain a Woolworths Metro store, specialty stores, and 82 apartments over two four and five-storey towers. Picture: hollandparkwoolworths.com
Artist's impression of a proposed mixed-use development at 905 – 915 Logan Rd, Holland Park West, land owned by supermarket giant Woolworths, which would contain a Woolworths Metro store, specialty stores, and 82 apartments over two four and five-storey towers. Picture: hollandparkwoolworths.com
The Metro store would be about 1500 sqm, the apartments would feature one, two and three-bedroom designs, and there would be 284 carparks for “customers, residents and visitors” in a two-level basement, where there will be drive-through collection bays for click and collect shoppers.
Vehicular access would be via Crump St.
Metro stores, as opposed to full-range locations, are “designed to service a walk-up catchment and tailor for local customers looking for a quick and easy walk-up shopping experience”.
Artist's impression of a proposed mixed-use development at 905 – 915 Logan Rd, Holland Park West, land owned by supermarket giant Woolworths, which would contain a Woolworths Metro store, specialty stores, and 82 apartments over two four and five-storey towers. Picture: hollandparkwoolworths.com
Artist's impression of a proposed mixed-use development at 905 – 915 Logan Rd, Holland Park West, land owned by supermarket giant Woolworths, which would contain a Woolworths Metro store, specialty stores, and 82 apartments over two four and five-storey towers. Picture: hollandparkwoolworths.com
The distributed material states the future application “is likely to be impact assessable”, meaning residents will have a further opportunity to state their views to council.
“Woolworths expects to lodge a development application in the near future, following stakeholder engagement and feedback,” they said.
Reaction online to the proposal was mixed.
“This would be great, we need something like this in our suburb, especially a shopping centre,” said Joanna Humes.
“There’s a shopping centre already just down the road,” retorted Kathryn Denman.
“Traffic up and down Crump St is already awful with people rat running and speeding,” Stephen Denman said.
“Add in residents looking for carparks as well as staff parking on the street and trucks doing deliveries, it will be awful.”
A flyer letterbox-dropped to Holland Park West locals canvassing a mixed-use development at 905 – 915 Logan Rd, Holland Park West, land owned by supermarket giant Woolworths, which would contain a Woolworths Metro store, specialty stores, and 82 apartments over two four and five-storey towers. Picture: Facebook
A flyer letterbox-dropped to Holland Park West locals canvassing a mixed-use development at 905 – 915 Logan Rd, Holland Park West, land owned by supermarket giant Woolworths, which would contain a Woolworths Metro store, specialty stores, and 82 apartments over two four and five-storey towers. Picture: Facebook
The land at 905 – 915 Logan Rd, more than 6000 sqm, was sold at tender by LJ Hooker Sunnybank Hills in mid-2018.
It was marketed as an “unmissable opportunity” as “one of the last large development sites in the southern suburbs”.
 
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