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Eagle Street Pier Redevelopment
« on: December 18, 2019, 11:40:40 PM »
Couriermail.com.au---> Eagle Street Pier to be transformed under $2b development plan

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Eagle Street Pier to be transformed under $2b development plan
Many of Brisbane’s most upmarket restaurants will be dislodged as stretch of riverfront is transformed in a $2.1 billion redevelopment. SEE THE PLANS

A MASSIVE new waterfront leisure destination will be built in Brisbane’s city heart after gaining approval from the State Government.

The ageing Eagle Street Pier, which served as the city’s central port throughout its first century and a fine dining hub for the past three decades, will be transformed as part of a $2.1 billion development.

Called Waterfront Brisbane, the precinct planned by owner Dexus includes two commercial office towers and dozens of restaurant locations that will overlook a “green corridor” of public space on the waterfront.

However the project, slated to begin in 2021, will sound the death knell of some of Brisbane’s landmark drinking and dining destinations at their current locations, including Cha Cha Char and Il Centro.

The 10-year development will add to the plethora of projects planned, approved or recently completed in the Queensland capital, including Brisbane Live, Queens Wharf, the new airport runway, the Port of Brisbane cruise ship terminal and Howard Smith Wharves.

“The Waterfront Brisbane proposal is a city-shaping development for Brisbane’s CBD and one that the Queensland Government is proud to facilitate with Dexus for the benefit of the Brisbane and Queensland community,” State Development Minister Cameron Dick told The Courier-Mail.

The agreement with the Government through the new Investment Facilitation and Partnerships framework gives Dexus the green light to begin detailed design and development applications for the site, which includes areas of State-owned land.

Dexus’ controversial original proposal to open up more of the riverfront to public space by building on a stretch of Eagle Street between Market and Charlotte streets has been erased from the latest plan after it was rejected by the Brisbane City Council.
The decision will leave the development with 7900 square metres of open space, including 3900 sq m in the old Eagle Street Pier area, rather than the 15,000 sq m first proposed.

However the latest plans will significantly enhance the riverfront promenade, allowing seamless travel for pedestrians and cyclists, and include a market square and veranda terraces.
The company estimates Waterfront Brisbane will need 1120 workers annually during the construction phase and the development will kick $5.7 billion over four decades into the Queensland economy.

“This is a significant milestone that unlocks the considerable potential in this Brisbane CBD gateway site which has sat under-developed for almost 30 years,” Dexus chief investment officer Ross Du Vernet said.

“Its scale and central riverfront location provide a truly unique opportunity to create a world-class destination for city workers, residents and tourists.”

The pier area was the site of Brisbane’s first major wharf in 1858, which stretched 270m along the waterfront and was used to dock passenger and cargo ships until 1960.

The derelict wharves became a car park before the site underwent a renaissance in the late 1980s when it was turned into a distinctive dome-topped dining precinct with public boardwalk.

MOVING FEAST

Eagle Street Pier venues that will have to be relocated:

■ Cha Cha Char

■ Fratelli Famous

■ George’s Paragon Seafood Restaurant

■ Il Centro

■ Jade Buddha

■ Mr & Mrs G Riverbar

■ Pony Dining

■ Sake Restaurant & Bar








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Re: Eagle Street Pier Redevelopment
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2019, 11:42:40 PM »
^^

Renders look amazing and notice that the Riverside ferry terminal has been moved up stream, with the new Kangaroo Point Green Bridge in the background "Brisbetter" :)
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Re: Eagle Street Pier Redevelopment
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2019, 02:45:39 PM »
Brisbanetimes.com.au----> $2 billion Brisbane river redevelopment to tower over Eagle Street


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$2 billion Brisbane river redevelopment to tower over Eagle Street

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By Lucy Stone

December 19, 2019 — 12.07pm

The planned $2.l billion redevelopment of Eagle Street Pier and the surrounding riverside entertainment precinct by private developer Dexus has been given its final state government approvals.

The developers will now apply to Brisbane City Council for the major plan's development approvals, covering two glass-fronted office and mixed-use towers, restaurants and entertainment areas, and public spaces.

The development was first proposed to be a $1.4 billion overhaul of the area, a figure that has since increased to $2.l billion.

Dexus will also be required to contribute an upgraded wharf and ferry terminal, and an upgraded riverwalk for pedestrians and cyclists along the riverfront.

In all, the site will have 7900 square metres of open space, of which about 3900 square metres will be around the Eagle Street Pier area.

Renaming the location from Eagle Street Pier to Waterfront Brisbane, Dexus will develop final concept plans before beginning the council application process next year.

State Development and Planning Minister Cameron Dick announced on Thursday that the state government had worked with Dexus in a bid to support private revitalisation of a key section of Brisbane.

Mr Dick said Eagle Street Pier, first constructed for Expo '88, was the last piece of riverside land in need of an overhaul, after Howard Smith Wharves and Queen's Wharf.

Dexus chief investment officer Ross Du Vernet said Waterfront Brisbane was a "significant project" and Eagle Steet Pier was "arguably a missed opportunity" for the past 30 years.

"The amenity, the public realm, the access to the riverfront is all going to be transformed to create a world-class tourist and leisure destination," Mr Du Vernet said.

He said the site would also become a key office space and commercial area once the first of the two towers was built, ideally by 2026.

The exclusive restaurants at Eagle Street Pier home would not see any change for a while, he said, and it was "business as usual".

Disruption to the public access and the site itself during demolition and future construction would be "minimised" as much as possible, Mr Du Vernet said.

Mr Dick said an earlier proposal to resume land along Eagle Street for the development had been scrapped after the council had rejected it.

"The council couldn't make that work, the closure of Eagle Street - we tried very hard but we have to respond to what the council says, which is what we've done," he said.

"This is the last piece ... in the river story for our city."

Brisbane council city planning chairman Matthew Bourke said the proposal had "in-principle" support from the council.

"Council has been in discussions with Dexus for many years, and what they put forward today is something we offer in-principle support for," he said.

"Their proposal is in the early stages and Dexus will still need to go through the normal development application processes.

"Delivering enhanced public realm infrastructure and access for residents and visitors along our riverfront is vital to this proposal, and we look forward to working constructively with Dexus to make sure their final proposed plans deliver on that."

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Re: Eagle Street Pier Redevelopment
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2019, 02:49:29 PM »
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Dexus will also be required to contribute an upgraded wharf and ferry terminal, and an upgraded riverwalk for pedestrians and cyclists along the riverfront.

New Ferry terminal, pedestrian and active transport upgrades to be included in the redevelopment. A win for all concerned

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Re: Eagle Street Pier Redevelopment
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2020, 02:53:06 PM »
It's a game changer for sure, the new underground corridor in from the existing corridor at around Albion, Breakfast Creek, Newstead, New Farm, Valley [#2], Kangaroo Pt, Eagle Street, Central [underground], around to the new Roma Street....THAT's what makes it and why "Brissy" is finally setting the pace it should...work to commence straight after CRR   :pfy: :pfy: :pfy: :pfy: :pfy: :pfy: :pfy: :pfy:

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Re: Eagle Street Pier Redevelopment
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2020, 04:15:21 PM »
It's a game changer for sure, the new underground corridor in from the existing corridor at around Albion, Breakfast Creek, Newstead, New Farm, Valley [#2], Kangaroo Pt, Eagle Street, Central [underground], around to the new Roma Street....THAT's what makes it and why "Brissy" is finally setting the pace it should...work to commence straight after CRR   :pfy: :pfy: :pfy: :pfy: :pfy: :pfy: :pfy: :pfy:

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Yeah, I reckon Eagle St should be the home of a new underground station.

If you built the bridge from Eagle Street to KP then you probably wouldn’t bother with a station at KP, because the bridge would make the Eagle St station in walking distance anyway. (400m or less!)

For a theoretical inner city metro, Id go Bulimba, Newstead, Valley North, Spring Hill,  Central, Eagle Street, Albert St, South Brisbane, West End, Highgate Hill, UQ

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Re: Eagle Street Pier Redevelopment
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2020, 04:25:34 PM »
It's a game changer for sure, the new underground corridor in from the existing corridor at around Albion, Breakfast Creek, Newstead, New Farm, Valley [#2], Kangaroo Pt, Eagle Street, Central [underground], around to the new Roma Street....THAT's what makes it and why "Brissy" is finally setting the pace it should...work to commence straight after CRR   :pfy: :pfy: :pfy: :pfy: :pfy: :pfy: :pfy: :pfy:

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Yeah, I reckon Eagle St should be the home of a new underground station.

If you built the bridge from Eagle Street to KP then you probably wouldn’t bother with a station at KP, because the bridge would make the Eagle St station in walking distance anyway. (400m or less!)

For a theoretical inner city metro, Id go Bulimba, Newstead, Valley North, Spring Hill,  Central, Eagle Street, Albert St, South Brisbane, West End, Highgate Hill, UQ

OOF finally someone's brought this up. I've been stewing on this for a while. Here's my idea for an inner city metro:

Hamilton (interchange with heavy rail station extended from Doomben)
Bulimba
Gasworks (Newstead/Teneriffe high density residential bits)
New Farm
Kangaroo Point (I think they deserve their own station)
Albert Street (interchange with CRR, build new platforms perpendicular to and underneath existing)
South Bank/South Brisbane (one of the two, interchange with heavy rail/busway)
Boundary Street (somewhere near the bars etc)
West End (Montague road apartments bit)
Toowong (interchange with heavy rail, build station underneath perpendicular to existing)

TBH I would prioritise KP over an Eagle street station at this stage considering the density of KP and lack of decent transit to accommodate it. Eagle street maybe later?

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Re: Eagle Street Pier Redevelopment
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2020, 05:00:10 PM »
Why the emphasis on terminating at Toowong when UQ is the bigger trip generator?

I'd use UQ as the terminus in the interim, with a view to extend to Indooroopilly.

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Re: Eagle Street Pier Redevelopment
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2020, 05:06:40 PM »
Why the emphasis on terminating at Toowong when UQ is the bigger trip generator?

I'd use UQ as the terminus in the interim, with a view to extend to Indooroopilly.
I would extend the busway to Indro.

The thought of terminating it at Toowong was that you would couple it with increased density/development around Toowong (it's already fairly built up but you could do with more). Make it more of a central transport hub in and of itself. It seems suited to it.

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« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2020, 05:07:55 PM »
If you wanted to build up toowong, couldn't we just have additional short workings on the ipswich line?
Dunno, seems like a very expensive choice to tunnel a busway from UQ to Indro when a metro would be better in every way

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« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2020, 05:13:04 PM »
If you wanted to build up toowong, couldn't we just have additional short workings on the ipswich line?
Dunno, seems like a very expensive choice to tunnel a busway from UQ to Indro when a metro would be better in every way
I guess I thought that partly coz UQ already has vague plans to do something along those lines anyway, ie co-operate with govt to build busway tunnel and underground station to chancellor's place, with view to extend some sort of brt westward from there.

I think my thoughts were also influenced by the connecting seq 2031 map which has it terminating at Toowong, and I think Verbatim has talked a bunch about a UQ busway extension to western suburbs. Seemed like an ok idea.

I'm no expert though, you may be right the numbers might stack up better to run Metro rail there idk.

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Re: Eagle Street Pier Redevelopment
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2020, 05:15:42 PM »
Why the emphasis on terminating at Toowong when UQ is the bigger trip generator?

I'd use UQ as the terminus in the interim, with a view to extend to Indooroopilly.
I would extend the busway to Indro.

The thought of terminating it at Toowong was that you would couple it with increased density/development around Toowong (it's already fairly built up but you could do with more). Make it more of a central transport hub in and of itself. It seems suited to it.

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If you wanted to build up toowong, couldn't we just have additional short workings on the ipswich line?
Dunno, seems like a very expensive choice to tunnel a busway from UQ to Indro when a metro would be better in every way
Definitely to Indooroopilly than Toowong.

P.s. I don't know how a Metro concept conversation got started on this thread? There was no mention in Dexus Eagle Street redevelopment nor the City reach plan?

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« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2020, 12:45:42 AM »
Couriermail.com.au--->Brisbane Waterfront redevelopment revealed for Eagle Street Pier

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ITY-CHANGING plans to transform the Eagle Street Pier and Waterfront Place precinct have been lodged with council as Dexus forges ahead with its multi-billion dollar redevelopment.

New designs for the $2.1 billion landmark Waterfront Brisbane project will be unveiled today, with new estimates revealing the upgrade is expected to create more than 1000 construction jobs over the next decade.

Dexus lodged its development plans with Brisbane City Council yesterday in a major step forward for the project, which will involve the construction of two office towers – one that is 49 floors and another that is 43 – that will overlook the river.

A new active retail and public space will also be developed, while the Eagle Street Pier Building will make way for the redevelopment – which will also include a retail and café strip and direct access to a widened riverwalk.

Dexus chief investment officer Ross Du Vernet said the project’s scale and central riverfront location would establish Waterfront Brisbane as a “world class destination”.

“Waterfront Brisbane will be a great outcome for Brisbane with the renewal of the city’s premium business district, activation of the river and improvements to the riverwalk,” he said.

Plans for the massive waterfront leisure destination were given the green light by the State Government late last year and will now be subject to council approvals.

State Development Minister Kate Jones said the lodgement of the development applications was a “significant step” for the project and a vote of confidence for the Queensland economy.

“As our economy begins the process of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is so important to keep the momentum going with major projects that will deliver jobs for Queenslanders,” she said.

“We’re delighted that Dexus has remained committed to progressing this major project in what has been a difficult time for many businesses.”

The first tower is expected to be built by 2026, with construction to begin at the Eagle Street Pier site by 2022 – subject to approvals.

The project will feature new moorings for commercial vessels, shaded terraces and about 9,000 square metres of riverside open space for the public.


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Re: Eagle Street Pier Redevelopment
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2020, 12:47:18 AM »
Looks like the ferry terminal will be moved upstream from the Riverside Centre to Eagle Street Pier.

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« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2020, 06:44:03 PM »
It's some of the CBD's most prime riverside real estate but the Eagle Street Pier precinct is showing its age. A much needed make-over is now a step closer with plans lodged for a $2.1 billion project. https://t.co/VZ3A1cpmr5 @JoelDry7 #7NEWS https://t.co/2oyGv9Sx9l

https://twitter.com/7NewsBrisbane/status/1273536305876484098

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« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2020, 01:23:35 PM »
Brisbane Development---> Full analysis: Dexus lodges new ‘Waterfront Brisbane’ CBD proposal

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« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2020, 01:28:18 PM »
^^This revamped area will be very accessible with the new relocated City Cat stop from Riverside and the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge. A great initiative in regards to Public and Active Transport to the area.

 

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