Elevated 30-Storey Residential Tower Planned for Brisbane’s Dockside Precinct

Proposed Kangaroo Point’s Elevated 30-Storey Residential Tower Under Fire

Plans have been submitted for a 30-storey residential tower to be built adjacent to the historic Evans Deakins Dry Dock site in Kangaroo Point. If approved, its size would be twice the area’s limit and some locals are not happy about it.



The application filed by Delta Australia Holdings seeks to establish a 30-storey tower that will contain 232 apartments across 24 levels, organised into eight three-storey “sky villages”. The proposed building is set to be constructed on a 4,964 sqm  site at 26 Cairns Street, Kangaroo Point. A building with 18 serviced apartments currently stands at the proposed site.

These sky villages are centred around open, naturally lit communal lounges. Supported by a series of V-columns, the elevated tower is designed to free up the entire ground plane for public use. The ground level will feature retail spaces, regenerative landscaping, boardwalks, and water gardens.

Proposed Kangaroo Point’s Elevated 30-Storey Residential Tower Under Fire
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“The tower is elevated off the ground to improve views through the site from Deakin Street to the dry dock and through to the river. The elevated tower enables the ground plane to be made available as publicly accessible open space, activated by retail uses, regenerative landscaping and water gardens. The residential units are clustered into vertical villages, which are centred around an open, green, daylit, cross ventilated communal lounge and connected via an internal open staircase,” the assessment report stated.

Proposed Kangaroo Point’s Elevated 30-Storey Residential Tower Under Fire
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The size of each one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom units will vary from approximately 88 sqm to 260 sqm. There will also be a rooftop communal level that will feature a pool, sauna, yoga lawn, outdoor event terrace, barbecue facilities, and hangout spaces. 

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Moreover, a “party penthouse” with a kitchen and dining area, a children’s pool and an indoor kids club, as well as a gym and business centre with meeting rooms and workspaces are also proposed. To accommodate residents’ parking needs, the proposed residential tower includes a total of 48 car parking spaces across five basement levels.

Proposed Kangaroo Point’s Elevated 30-Storey Residential Tower Under Fire
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“Having personally lived in Kangaroo Point I have benefited from an appreciation of, and the responsibility associated with, the inherent quality and uniqueness of the Kangaroo Point peninsular, inclusive of this site location adjacent to an historical dry dock,” Scott Collins from Delta Australia said.

“Not only does Kangaroo Point possess a special place in Brisbane’s history, it also assumes a pivotal role in shaping the future of Brisbane’s dynamic inner city communities and their landscapes; both built and natural forms.

“Within this dynamic, we take very seriously the responsibility and leadership that is incumbent upon us to procure a progressive and leading development, balancing the interests of stakeholders and advancing the design aspirations of others in collaboration with the City.”

Some locals, however, have already expressed concerns about the proposed residential tower primarily due to its size and it being an “eyesore”.

“If this DA is approved, the impact on the local community is going to be huge. We already have issues with traffic delays on Deakin and Main Street due to the construction of additional cycle paths to join up with the KP Green Bridge. Constructing such a huge new development will only exasperate traffic chaos in the KP area.” –  Grant & Debra Besle

“Traffic congestion within the kangaroo point pennisula is horrendous now and will now worsen with the new Woolworths being constructed. This is only going to be implified with to ability to improve the traffic congestion in and out of kangaroo point.”  Anonymous

“This development breaks every one of the BCC’s own neighbourhood plan recommendations. It is an eyesore which will dominate Kangaroo Point in a very negative way.” Jane Layton

To know more about the proposal, visit the Council website here and search for Development Application # A006351878.

Published 9-September-2023