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Offline ozbob

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Brisbane - Inner suburban development and transport implications
« on: February 13, 2016, 02:23:09 AM »
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AN UNPRECEDENTED development pipeline of 50,000 apartments is planned across the Brisbane in the next few years.

One quarter of them are targeted to be shoe-horned into the 1.9sq km area of West End and adjacent neighbourhoods of South Brisbane and Highgate Hill.

The pocket-sized peninsula’s population has doubled to about 16,000 in the past five years as industrial sites give way to high-rise homes — attracting a balance of singles, couples and families — and the city plan expects it to balloon to about 37,500 by 2031.

West End Community Asso­ciation president Erin Evans said that would create a population density of more than 17,000 residents per square kilometre — greater than the borough of Kensington and Chelsea in central London.

“People say we are anti-development NIMBYs (not in my backyard), but when you look at the pressure that will put on one little area, it’s easy to see why people are concerned,’’ Dr Evans said.

Dr Lyndall Bryant, an expert in property ­economics at Queensland University of Technology, said nearly 1500 apartments were under construction in West End, South Brisbane and Highgate Hill. About 4900 had development ­application approvals and 5900 more were awaiting approval or mooted ...
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Re: Brisbane - Inner suburban development and transport implications
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2016, 04:18:44 AM »
Well, West End had some pretty dirty and ugly heavy industry. I think if you approached residents of any other inner city suburb, and said 'can I put a milk processing factory here' or 'sand mining and concrete operation' or 'bottle factory', they would be alarmed.

And yet, West End has had all of those.
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Re: Brisbane - Inner suburban development and transport implications
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2016, 10:34:05 AM »
The problem is going to bereally quite simple: not enough school spaces.

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Re: Brisbane - Inner suburban development and transport implications
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2016, 11:33:31 AM »
Well, West End had some pretty dirty and ugly heavy industry. I think if you approached residents of any other inner city suburb, and said 'can I put a milk processing factory here' or 'sand mining and concrete operation' or 'bottle factory', they would be alarmed.

And yet, West End has had all of those.

West End had them before it got all trendy nimby. You have to remember its only been these last 15-20 years where the whole area has actually changed into what it is now.
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Re: Brisbane - Inner suburban development and transport implications
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2016, 01:09:26 PM »
This is one of the reasons why the proposed east-west metro will be needed. The question is where would the station be located

Not much chance of that being built by 2031 though

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Re: Brisbane - Inner suburban development and transport implications
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2016, 05:44:44 PM »
Somewhere in Kurilpa might be an idea.

That entire precinct has turned out (frankly) terrible with virtually no open space other than streets, no greenery in the streetscape, mismatched dogbox buildings and poor sightlines.  I almost want to close my eyes when travelling between South Brisbane and the Merivale, especially looking west.

GCCC wouldn't have accepted outcomes like that in a million years.  Fortunately other parts of the West End are looking a bit better.
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Re: Brisbane - Inner suburban development and transport implications
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2016, 08:25:51 PM »
Which bit of Kuripla do you mean...isnt it still mostly industrial or do you mean apts further down riverside drive ?

 

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