Unlike the numerous one-apartment-per-floor developments on the rise along the Gold Coast beachfront, the Broadbeach proposal has been designed to provide centrally located “more compact housing”.
“The proposed development will offer a mix of apartment sizes and layouts that will contribute positively to enhancing the availability and choice of housing stock in this key inner-city urban neighbourhood location, to meet the housing needs for a range of household types and sizes,” the planning documents said.
“Overall, the proposed development produces a responsible and highly desirable urban design outcome, facilitating the rejuvenation of the subject site through a tower of high-quality architectural design boasting an attractive living environment, in a central location.”
Broadbeach has been the epicentre of the Gold Coast’s apartment tower boom, which is rapidly coming off the boil with a rising number of projects being ditched.
Sky-high construction costs and crippling labour shortages are putting the crunch on off-the-plan developments before they get out of the ground.
But a heavy load of tower proposals is continuing to be pushed through council as developers move to lock in approvals for future projects ahead of proposed amendments to the city planning laws.
Other recently filed Broadbeach proposals include two from Morris Property Group—a slender 20-storey residential tower on a 607sq m block at 22 Chelsea Avenue and the other a slim-profile 19-storey high-rise on a 627sq m parcel at 2739 Gold Coast Highway.
The Burling Brown-designed schemes comprise 18 whole-floor apartments and 48 two-bedroom apartments, respectively, and are among four Broadbeach projects the prolific developer has in the pipeline.
Plans also have been lodged for a 24-storey apartment high-rise with petal-shaped floor plates at 21 Broadbeach Boulevard.
QNY Group, headed by local businessman Anthony Quinn, and Melbourne developer Glenvill Developments are behind the $85-million proposal earmarked for the 511sq m site across the road from the beach.