New Residential Tower With 120-Metre Waterfall in South Brisbane Gets Approval

South Brisbane is set to get a new residential tower with a 120-metre waterfall from Aria Property Group after it received approval for its development application.

Designed by  Koichi Takada Architects, the mixed-use development, located at 75, 77, and 79 Hope Street and 9 Fish Lane, South Brisbane will include 216 residential units plus retail and office spaces.

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The tower’s rooftop will include a combination of landscaping, a 50-metre lap pool, gym, yoga room, change-room facilities, private dining room, and a theatre. It will also have provisions for external BBQ and seating areas for passive and active recreation.

Also part of the approval is the development’s 750-square-metre public park adjacent to the ground floor retail. The new public park will include an outdoor cinema, community garden, public art, children’s play space, and an amphitheatre.

Opposition from Locals

Despite several submissions against the construction of the 33-storey tower, the development application was approved by the Council in early July 2018.

Objections to the development included concerns about the height of the residential development.

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West End Community Association (WECA) was among the most vocal critics of the development application. According to a submission by WECA, “This application is excessive in scale, it provides a public open space under a railway corridor that will become an unsafe place, and it is a clear overdevelopment of the 1,368m2 site. It should be refused.”

However, after giving the development a go, the council’s City Planning unit is hopeful that it would become amongst the most substantial residential buildings in the city.

Find out more about the South Brisbane Development Application (A004623409).