13-Storey Residential Tower Proposed for Main Street Kangaroo Point

A development application has been lodged for a multiple dwelling with 13 storeys at a prime development site in Kangaroo Point.

The application proposes a total of 127 units, composed of 11 one-bedroom apartments, 95 two-bedroom apartments, and 21 three-bedroom apartments.

Located on a 2581-sqm parcel of land at 470-480 Main Street, the proposal includes two levels of basement parking with car stackers. There will be 167 car spaces (148 for resident and 19 for visitors).

In addition to car spaces, the applicant seeks to include a total of 143 bicycle spaces, of which 18 spaces will be for visitors and 125 will be for residents.

Designed by Bates Smart, the residential tower has an ‘innovative overall concept’ which resembles an urban resort. It will have a rooftop recreation area with a combination of enclosed and open spaces.

In submissions lodged to the Council’s website, nearby residents cited traffic congestion and the density of the building as some of the reasons they are opposing the development.

A resident living in 450-452 Main Street said the multiple dwelling should be in the height restriction of 7 storey as per the Main Street, Kangaroo Point restriction.

“The people won’t be able to travel down Main Street as with another 127 units there will be another 167 more cars coming out of 470 Main Street, Kangaroo Point. There is currently a bad traffic congestion in Main Street and River Terrace now in the mornings and afternoons every day,” the concerned resident wrote.

In their development application, Aria highlighted that Kangaroo Point has been undergoing a dramatic evolution with the construction of numerous new residential developments.

“This has resulted in an increased height and density to the area which has high levels of amenity and good proximity to the Brisbane CBD,” Aria said in the DA.

Residents can still lodge their submissions regarding this proposed development. For more information, see the Full DA – A005187516.