Brisbane City Council has approved a major redevelopment of the southern suburbs’ urban edge, with the completion of a three-storey building and a $500 million urban garden.
The council unanimously approved the redevelopment of a site at Eastlands Crescent at the northern end of Eastlands Road, a major artery connecting Brisbane and the southern outskirts of the city.
The development will see a new, five-storeys building and parkland at the site with a new pedestrian and cycling path connecting the two sites.
Councillor Andrew Williams, the city administrator, said the new development was a key element of the revitalisation of the area.
“This site has been a vital link in the network between the east and west of Brisbane,” he said.
“It will support the growth of the inner-city areas by providing a safe, convenient and convenient place for the community to gather, shop and access services.”
A $1.8 million park was also approved for the area by council, with a further $2.2 million earmarked for other green spaces, including trees, a nature area, a public art space and community gardens.
“We are delighted that the council has now accepted the project, which will allow us to begin the process of designing a new park and creating the pathway for people to get there,” he added.
“The council recognises that there are significant concerns about the site and the community needs to be consulted, and we look forward to working with the community on the design of the park and pathways.”
The council is also expected to spend $5 million to build a community garden on the site, and $2 million for a public arts and community spaces.
Brisbane City Council