New Residential Development Proposed For Main Street in Kangaroo Point

Did you know that plans have been lodged for the construction of a 50-unit residential block on Main Street in Kangaroo Point?

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The proposed residential building is expected to have a height ranging between five to eight storeys. The units will consist of 21 one-bedroom and 29 two-bedroom apartments.

The proposed development at 619 Main Street, Kangaroo Point is considered a challenging undertaking due to the presence of several protected buildings on the site. As a result, the project has been split into two separate applications.

Artist’s impression of proposed residential building (Photo credit: Red Door Architecture)

At present, the site comprises five lots, each featuring a residential building. Among these buildings, one has been recognised as a commercial building with significant historical value, and will be preserved and restored as part of the development plan. 

Additionally, two of the buildings were constructed prior to 1911, further adding to their historical significance.

“It is proposed to retain the pre-1911 components of these buildings as part of the development, with each of the buildings to be marginally shifted with respect to their setback from Main Street,” planners at Urban Strategies stated.

Photo credit: Red Door Architecture

The proposed works for the existing character building on the site include:

  • Removal of non-original and unsympathetic extensions,
  • Installation of extra windows on the ground level of the Bell Street façade to improve casual surveillance of the street,
  • Creation of a more visually appealing extension on the building’s southern side to blend in with the rest of the development,
  • Restoration of external features, and
  • Demolition of internal walls to allow for a flexible fit-out of the interior by a future tenant.
Photo credit: Red Door Architecture

Designed by Red Door Architecture, the project aims to utilise the western part of the site for residential purposes, featuring a design that is considered to be of meritorious quality, and provides a strong response to the relevant planning objectives for the site.

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The plan includes a podium and basement level car park, offering a total of 62 car spaces and 58 bike spaces. In addition, there will be communal open spaces located on both the podium and rooftop levels of the building.

Published 19-April-2023