Archive for category: Development

Gold coloured twin towers planned for Surfers Paradise

Gold coloured twin towers planned for Surfers Paradise

    One of Surfers Paradise’s empty riverside sites is set for glitz and glamour redevelopment. The Queensland Times is reporting that: Developers have filed plans to build River Terrace, a two-tower mixed-use complex rising 48 and 36 storeys respectively over the Nerang River, creating an “entrance statement” on the […]

Developer Mirvac sells 50% of 664 Collins St, Melbourne

Developer Mirvac sells 50% of 664 Collins St, Melbourne

Australia’s Mirvac Group has entered into an agreement to sell 50 per cent of a Melbourne office development for $138 million (USD $105 million). The property developer inked a deal with an investment vehicle, sponsored by Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing to sell a stake in 664 Collins Street, Melbourne, […]

World’s Tallest Timber Office Building to be Built in Brisbane

World’s Tallest Timber Office Building to be Built in Brisbane

In 2018 Brisbane will be home to the world’s tallest engineered timber office building.   Taller wooden buildings exist but Lendlease’s 25 King, now underway at the $2.9B RNA Showgrounds redevelopment site, is touted as the tallest engineered-timber office tower on Earth. “25 King is set to become the tallest […]

3D Model Shows Melbourne’s Development Activity Future

3D Model Shows Melbourne’s Development Activity Future

Online 3D Model reveals how Melbourne’s skyline will look in the future     The future of central Melbourne can now be viewed online with a 3D model. The model presents a visual representation of buildings currently built, under construction, approved and under application. Lord Mayor Robert Doyle described the […]

Rezoning Adoptions, Australia, May 2017

Rezoning Adoptions, Australia, May 2017

Blockbrief’s Rezoning Adoption Data showed that there was 64 rezoning instrument adoptions across Australia in May 2017 providing additional capacity for up to 7,808 dwelling units and development projects to generate 2,686 jobs nationally. This capacity can potentially be realised after development applications/planning permits and buildings applications are approved for […]

Development Brief 5 May 2017

Development Brief 5 May 2017

This week’s significant development applications and planning permits lodged and approved are: Deferred Commencement| 44-48 O’Dea Avenue Waterloo NSW 2017 Description: Stage 1 Development Application for subdivision and preparatory works (including demolition of existing structures, land remediation, excavation, and road, public domain and civil works); and concept approval of building envelopes […]

Altona North, Victoria Commercial Rezoning Proposal

Altona North, Victoria Commercial Rezoning Proposal

*Blockbrief members were notified immediately in October of the rezoning information provided below.   The proposed amendment to Hobsons Bay Planning Scheme C109 seeks to facilitate the use and development of the site for mixed commercial uses by rezoning land from Industrial 3 to Commercial 2.  The site’s location is 290-298 […]

Penrith: Sydney Business Park Rezoning Adopted to Yield 1,200 Jobs & 3,400 Dwellings

Penrith: Sydney Business Park Rezoning Adopted to Yield 1,200 Jobs & 3,400 Dwellings

*Blockbrief members were notified immediately in October of the rezoning information provided below.   The Penrith LEP 2010 Amendment No 8 rezones the site, 565-609 Luddenham Road in New South Wales,  from zone RU2 Rural Landscape to part B7 Business Park part B4 Mixed use and RE1 Public Recreation. This amendment […]

Using technology for your next development site search

Using technology for your next development site search

At Blockbrief we spend our working days focused on knocking down the barriers that once made real estate information – as critical as what can be developed on a property – inaccessible. ePlanning is the provision of online planning information and services. I don’t like the term or the need […]

Property Development In Smart Cities

Property Development In Smart Cities

Technology is critical in a modern city. Not simply because tech brings investment and employment, but because successful cities have always thrived on the disruption new technology brings. A “smart city” is one that utilises the advances of modern technology to transform its infrastructure and make better use of energy, […]