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From today's Gold Coast Bulletin!!!

104 Story Building proposed for Southport.
The Ferry Road Diner is the site earmarked for the proposed development.
MOVE over Q1 — A proposed Southport development is set to steal the crown of the Southern Hemisphere’s tallest residential high-rise.

Imperial City is proposed as a 100-plus storey development with developers favouring an option to create a three-tower complex which would featured a 104-storey super high-rise as well as two small towers of 85 and 75 levels respectively.

The mixed-use resort and residential project is earmarked for a 1.3ha site on the corner of Meron St and Ferry Rd and if completed, would displace Surfers Paradise’s iconic 78-storey Q1 as the tallest high-rise in Australia and the southern hemisphere.

Developer Rob Badalotti’s Azzura International Constructions has submitted preliminary approval documents with the Gold Coast City Council.

Documents viewed by the Bulletin reveal the towers would have 2200 units, a 200-room hotel and 200 student accommodation rooms.

If approved, Imperial City would tower over Southport as early as 2019..

A full development approval is expected to be filed with the council next month.

Each building would have a six level-basement while a four-level podium and ground floors would feature more than 20,000sq m of commercial space a well as education facilities.

Mr Badalotti is a longtime Gold Coast developer who has owned the Meron Street site since 2007 and was previously responsible for the Wings and Palazzo Collonades towers.

The development site falls within the Southport Priority Development Area, which has no height limits for projects. The project has been welcomed by city leaders, with area councillor Dawn *Crichlow declaring Imperial City would be the “jewel” in Southport’s development crown.

“This is one of a range of Southport developments before the council at the moment and the number, as well as the size of this project, are a real show of faith,” she said.

Southport MP and Assistant Planning Minister Rob Molhoek said he was “incredibly excited” by the proposal.

“There are more than 17 major development approvals in line for Southport right now which is a testament to the fact that the CBD is on its way back to its former glory,” he said

“If this gets approved and built it would be a symbol of everything we are trying to achieve right now.”

It is not the first time a Gold Coast developer has aimed for the sky — Imperial City comes 30 years after Pat Zarro proposed a 445m, $100 million tower called Zarro’s Arrow which did not eventuate.

It would stand alongside other famed skyscrapers including the Empire State Building (103 storeys) and the newly completed One World Trade Centre (104 floors).

However, Imperial City would fall short of the world’s tallest building, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, which has 163 levels.

Under the council’s City Plan 2015, Supertowers will be allowed in Broadbeach, Southport, Surfers Paradise and Chevron Island while Budds Beach, Tedder Ave and parkland in Broadbeach will be preserved.

UDIA Gold Coast branch president David Ransom said the size of the project and number of units could contribute to an oversupply of accommodation, especially with the PDA creating a lot of interest in developing Southport. “It will all be about sensing market conditions at the right time,” he said.
 

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WTF! Awesome if true. Minimum 300m to roof I'd imagine. I should have a search forthe preliminary approval documents to see what building envelope they are proposing.
 

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#Project: Imperial City Development (Southport) - 100st+, 85st & 75st


This is in the Gc bulletin paper today
Unbelievable if this gets up and running
Such a funny place to build this ....!!
 

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No heights yet but there drawing looks over 400 mts. Which would b not right


To be compled in 2019 !!
But don't hold your breath !!
This would be fantastic if built
 

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Application # - MCU201400553

Should we do a new thread for this considering there is a Preliminary Approval submitted?
 

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#Project: Imperial City Development (Southport) - 100st+

Post information and details regarding the Imperial City development @ Southport as it starts to come in here.
 

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Proposed 104 storey Southport tower poised to steal Q1’s crown of Southern Hemisphere’s tallest residential high rise

ANDREW POTTS
Gold Coast Bulletin
June 12, 2014 10:57AM

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MOVE over Q1 — A proposed Southport development is set to steal the crown of the Southern Hemisphere’s tallest residential high-rise.

Imperial City is proposed as a 100-plus storey development with developers favouring an option to create a three-tower complex which would featured a 104-storey super high-rise as well as two small towers of 85 and 75 levels respectively.

The mixed-use resort and residential project is earmarked for a 1.3ha site on the corner of Meron St and Ferry Rd and if completed, would displace Surfers Paradise’s iconic 78-storey Q1 as the tallest high-rise in Australia and the southern hemisphere.

Developer Rob Badalotti’s Azzura International Constructions has submitted preliminary approval documents with the Gold Coast City Council.

Documents viewed by the Bulletin reveal the towers would have 2200 units, a 200-room hotel and 200 student accommodation rooms.

If approved, Imperial City would tower over Southport as early as 2019..

A full development approval is expected to be filed with the council next month.

Each building would have a six level-basement while a four-level podium and ground floors would feature more than 20,000sq m of commercial space a well as education facilities.

Mr Badalotti is a longtime Gold Coast developer who has owned the Meron Street site since 2007 and was previously responsible for the Wings and Palazzo Collonades towers.

The development site falls within the Southport Priority Development Area, which has no height limits for projects. The project has been welcomed by city leaders, with area councillor Dawn *Crichlow declaring Imperial City would be the “jewel” in Southport’s development crown.

“This is one of a range of Southport developments before the council at the moment and the number, as well as the size of this project, are a real show of faith,” she said.

Southport MP and Assistant Planning Minister Rob Molhoek said he was “incredibly excited” by the proposal.

“There are more than 17 major development approvals in line for Southport right now which is a testament to the fact that the CBD is on its way back to its former glory,” he said

“If this gets approved and built it would be a symbol of everything we are trying to achieve right now.”

It is not the first time a Gold Coast developer has aimed for the sky — Imperial City comes 30 years after Pat Zarro proposed a 445m, $100 million tower called Zarro’s Arrow which did not eventuate.

It would stand alongside other famed skyscrapers including the Empire State Building (103 storeys) and the newly completed One World Trade Centre (104 floors).

However, Imperial City would fall short of the world’s tallest building, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, which has 163 levels.

Under the council’s City Plan 2015, Supertowers will be allowed in Broadbeach, Southport, Surfers Paradise and Chevron Island while Budds Beach, Tedder Ave and parkland in Broadbeach will be preserved.

UDIA Gold Coast branch president David Ransom said the size of the project and number of units could contribute to an oversupply of accommodation, especially with the PDA creating a lot of interest in developing Southport. “It will all be about sensing market conditions at the right time,” he said.
 

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wtf
 

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The Gold Coast is back! 3 buildings over 75 levels in the same development? Hope it's not just a fantasy proposal...
 

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The odds of this being constructed are nil to none. 2200 new apartmets will flood the market like Southport Central and Oracle did. Anyone with apartments in Southport should be concerned re a price crash (I have four)

It just does not make financial sense. I withdraw this statement if it is backed by an Asian company.
 

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^^ I highly doubt it would all be built at once! It would be years off from starting anyway if it eventually does.
 

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The odds of this being constructed are nil to none. 2200 new apartmets will flood the market like Southport Central and Oracle did. Anyone with apartments in Southport should be concerned re a price crash (I have four)

It just does not make financial sense. I withdraw this statement if it is backed by an Asian company.
I remember the same being said about Q1
 

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It also depends on how it is marketed, if its a Chinese company building it they might plan on targeting the China market, which may circumnavigate the issue of flooding the local market if its sold mostly internationally.

It would be an impressive sight, more-so since some of their neighbours would literally be one story houses.
 

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I'm not getting my hopes up with the current state of the Gold Coast residential market.

They would probably need to sell 90% of this offshore, which could be possible if they get the marketing right.
 

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is this one backed by Chinese money?
Looks like it isn't, but if so that means it probably won't be going ahead. Be skeptical about anything Chinese are involved with ( especially mainland Chinese )

Chinese, especially mainlanders often speak BS, and they don't have as much money as what is portrayed in the Western media.
 
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