Property development company Poly Australia has received development approval from Brisbane City Council for its major residential project, ‘Ascot Aurora.’
Council has given the green light for the 234-dwelling in December 2019, less than six months since the application was lodged. Poly Australia noted that they engaged the community throughout the process to ensure the application positively reflected the needs of the community.
Around 209 of these units will be two, three and four-bedroom townhouses, 10 will be freestanding, four-bedroom townhomes, and 15 are one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Vehicular access will be via Lamington Avenue whilst pedestrian access will be at Lamington Avenue and Mordant Street.
The subject site is at 104 Lamington Avenue, Eagle Farm, a 62,090-sqm vacant lot located 7 km away from Brisbane CBD and 500m from Doomben Train Station. In addition to new housing, Poly Australia will deliver a new public park and significant landscaping throughout the site.
“The development proposal for this site harnesses an opportunity to transition this site, the last remaining vacant/disused site north of the rail line on Lamington Avenue, to provide additional residential development, community assets and infrastructure in this central part of Brisbane,” Urbis said in a report on behalf of Poly Australia.
Designed by Arkhefield, the application noted that the “proposal presents a high-quality contemporary design that will contribute significantly to the desired subtropical character of this vacant brownfield site in Eagle Farm.”
The reconfiguration of the lot will be undertaken in three stages. The staging will involve the following:
- Stage 1A – The future public park;
- Stage 1B – the detached dwellings and multiple dwellings on the western side of the site;
- Stage 2 – the apartment building and multiple dwellings in the northern part of the site; and
- Stage 3 – the multiple dwellings in the south of the site
Construction of Ascot Aurora is expected to commence in mid-2020. Depending on weather and site conditions, it should be complete by mid-2022.