As per recent reports in the media and mentions by forumers, this project looks like it will go ahead and is speculated to have been fully leased by the ATO, with completion scheduled for 2023. Renderings from the DA below.
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THERE will be plenty of public servants thinking of new digs in the future with the Australian Taxation Office’s likely new Brisbane CBD base to start construction as soon as possible.
Morris Property Group general manager Brodie Lister said it was “full steam ahead” towards the start of construction of the developer’s 27-storey office tower at 152 Wharf St, Spring Hill, after the Planning and Environment Court dismissed an appeal against the project.
Thousands of public servants on the move
It’s a bit of an open secret that the ATO will settle into the tower but Lister refused to comment other than to say the tower has been fully precommitted by an “undisclosed party” on a long-term lease.
The ATO has a number of offices in various locations including 55 Elizabeth St in the CBD and in Chermside and Upper Mount Gravatt in the suburbs. At this stage it’s not known which office will relocate to 152 Wharf St when it is built.
The Morris Group is pretty happy that they can now get on with the job of building their office tower on the edge of Spring Hill which they say will be completed by 2023.
Lister says the tower was a direct response to Brisbane City Council’s planning foresight to accommodate the growing city through initiatives such as the Spring Hill Neighbourhood Plan.
“We congratulate the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Councils planning teams for
having the foresight to promote quality large scale developments such as this,” he said.
“It has confirmed that this development will be an immediate urban renewal catalyst for the inner Brisbane City area.”