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ANOTHER high rise residential apartment development could be set to spring up on Rockhampton's riverfront.

Development partners Andrew Beaumont and Wayne Riddell have lodged an application with the Rockhampton Regional Council for the three parcels of land adjoining the city's art gallery.

The proposed eight-storey development, to be named Gallery Apartments, will consist of 68 residential apartments, with a restaurant on the podium level.

Mr Beaumont said yesterday the development was designed to be sympathetic to the important cultural precinct, while providing greater exposure and pedestrian traffic to both the art gallery and the Pilbeam Theatre.

The application was subject to a number of conditions.

Mr Beaumont and Mr Riddell are also behind The Empire, the $65 million riverfront apartment hotel that is nearing completion just blocks away on Victoria Pde.

A separate development, Southbank on Victoria, will be completed by December.

Rockhampton region Mayor Margaret Strelow said yesterday the council wanted to encourage more inner-city development and residential accommodation.

Speaking at the launch of the public consultation period for the proposed Rockhampton region planning scheme, Mayor Strelow said Rockhampton could offer inner-city living in a way that no other Central Queensland city could.

"We've got a true urban centre, a true city centre," she said.

"We believe that the energy and the passion that city centres can bring is the answer for a really attractive place for young professionals to live."

Cr Strelow said an application for 13 apartments on a smaller block facing the riverfront had also been lodged with the council in the past week.
 

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Looks great especially the way they have integrated it around the front of the art gallery. Being between the new 10 story Quest and the Pilbeam theatre this will fill in nicely.
I notice again they refer to eight storys and don't count the ground floor. Really in terms of height it will be a good nine stories which while it would be nice to be higher will likely suit the area better as it is.
Now we just need something on the huge vacant land on the other side of the Quest.(former st Johns hospital site)
 

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High-end nine-storey Gallery complex approved for riverbank
Pam McKay
2nd December 2014 7:37 AM



THEY'VE created an Empire and now developers Andrew Beaumont and Wayne Riddell have got the go-ahead for an exclusive riverfront residential complex in Rockhampton.

The regional council on Friday approved their Gallery Apartments, a high-end nine-storey development which consists of 68 riverfront residential apartments and a restaurant.

Mr Beaumont said he was hopeful construction of the Gallery Apartments would start mid to late 2015 and take about 16 months to complete.


Nine apartments are already on hold, despite the project not yet being formally presented to the market.

He said the development was designed to be sympathetic to the important adjoining cultural precinct.

"It will see owner-occupiers in a high-end residential complex, which has a significant landscaped element to Victoria Pde.
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"The building will be set back to the end adjoining the art gallery to open up the view corridor to this important cultural space.

"We are really mindful of that streetscape surrounding the Pilbeam Theatre and the art gallery, and have engaged the same company who designed the ground floor landscaping at the Empire."

Levels 1 to 8 of the Gallery will be two-bedroom apartments with one large three-bedroom terrace apartment on Level 1, with a combination of two and three-bedroom apartments on Level 9. (A potential buyer has already earmarked two of these apartments, with a view to creating a $1million plus penthouse on the top floor.)

Mr Beaumont said he was thrilled with the take-up of apartments at the Empire and the way in which the community was patronising its three restaurants.

He said it was a prime example of what could be achieved on the city's riverfront.

"Full credit to the council for embracing Empire's outdoor dining space. This is a sign of what can be achieved with some vision, strong planning and passion for our great city."
 

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http://galleryrockhampton.com.au/

Your last chance to secure a Luxury Residence on Rockhampton’s premier riverfront location.

Gallery Apartments are located on the finest residential parcel of land on Rockhampton's magnificent riverbank. Set on over three quarters of an acre, and adjoining Rockhampton's cultural precinct, which includes the architectural award winning Pilbeam Theatre, and the Rockhampton Art Gallery. Gallery Apartments feature just 62 spacious two and three bedroom luxury residences, with river views and north easterly aspect.

This is perhaps your last opportunity to secure a riverfront residential apartment with such exquisite credentials.






Can this be changed to approved please. Also counting nine stories on this one.
 

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Looks great - Interesting at nine stories it's actually going to be higher than the ten story Quest next door. Probably being due to the fact it's slightly elevated to the ground floor and the two top floors look like they have high ceiling space.
 

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I see the Tower crane is now up and towering over the ten story Quest next door.
From the plans the nine story Gallery apartments look like having taller floors than the quest and will actually be slightly higher than the Quest when finished.
This will fill the gap in nicely with all the new highrises along the river front over the past decade.
 

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Came across this on the Gallery website, it would appear that this tower is only stage one of the development.

Reading the first post in this thread it does say originally that there would be 62 apartments in total, this stage of the development is offering 30 of those.

Stage 1 Development Features

Stunning design with only 30 spacious two and three bed residential apartments.
Exquisite gardens, with strong landscaped separation and connection between stages one and two.
Unrivalled riverfront location, adjoining Rockhampton’s cultural precinct.
On average the largest residential apartments on Rockhampton’s riverfront.
Podium level restaurant, offering residents and guests a unique dining experience.
Secure basement car parking, lift access direct to your apartment.
Video security to ground floor common areas, plus lift security access to all levels.
Backup generator for power failures, providing reliable lift access, water, and common power for residents.
 

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Drone shot of the site, it's currently out of date since construction is around level eight, but it gives a good overview of where the second stage will be located. I plan on doing some updated construction shots at some stage.
 
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