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Regional Council Waives Fees To Incentivise Infill Development

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Moreton Bay Regional Council has created a new policy in order to incentivise infill development.

Commencing July 1, 2017, Council implemented the policy which waives application fees and infrastructure charges for a range of developments within targeted areas in Strathpine, Caboolture and along the Redcliffe Peninsula Rail Corridor.

In order for the policy to come into play, a development would have to have been approved under the current MBRC Planning Scheme and to have substantially commenced by 31 December 31, 2019.

Eligible uses included:

  • Student accommodation
  • Mixed use buildings
  • Multiple dwellings
  • Short-term accommodation
  • Retirement facilities, and
  • Residential care facilities

In order for developments to qualify for the waiving of fees, MBRC outlined a number of additional conditions for multiple dwelling, student accommodation and residential care developments

Multiple dwelling developments must contain a minimum of 20 units and be at least three storeys in height.

They must be designed, finished and maintained to a very high visual design standard.

Student accommodation was made eligible if it fell into the category of rooming accommodation (off-site student accommodation) or as part of an educational establishment (on-site student accommodation).

Student accommodation must provide accommodation for students enrolled at a tertiary or higher education campus, including university and TAFE colleges and private educational establishments that provide nationally accredited courses.

They must also contain a minimum of 20 bedrooms and include an ancillary communal recreation space to be shared by the students with a minimum area of 30 square metres.

Council’s policy also added that student accommodation must include an active onsite management regime and presence and be operated and actively managed by a bona fide and experienced tertiary or higher education student accommodation provider.

Residential care facilities must contain a minimum of 75 beds.

Council also said that all developments must be designed, finished and maintained to a very high visual design standard in order to qualify.

 

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Moreton Bay Regional Council makes decision on North Lakes commercial precinct

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DEVELOPERS of the proposed Laguna North Lakes commercial precinct will have six years to begin the project after getting council approval today.

The council this morning adopted a ­Material Change of Use ­application for the development at its coordination committee meeting at Strathpine.

The application is for a catering premises, commercial services, convention centre, hotel, indoor recreation, licensed club, ­occasional market, office, restaurant and shop.

An artist’s impression of the Laguna North Lakes development.

It was lodged by Wolter Consulting Group with the Council listed as the owner of the site, which covers land at 28-40 North Lakes Drive, 10 The Corso and 75 Lakefield Drive.

The application was ­initially lodged on May 19.

Council planners, in the report to council, said it would be a high-quality mixed-use development.

The proposed development, which would cover the 1.72ha site, would be constructed over four stages, the report stated.

“The proposal seeks to create a unique experience in the North Lakes area, ­establishing a boutique ­retail, dining and lifestyle precinct in the heart of North Lakes,” it stated.

“The proposal will ­contain a total gross floor area of 34,892sq m and consist of five new buildings ranging in height from two storeys up to six storeys.

An artist’s impression of the lagoon pool at Laguna North Lakes.

“The tallest buildings ­include the hotel and function centre and the commercial office towers (six storeys) which front The Corso and North Lakes Drive respectively.

“The development will be supported by a multi-level basement carpark, which will be integrated with the existing basement carpark situated beneath the existing council library.

“A new laneway (Laguna Drive) is proposed to connect The Corso and Lakefield Drive, internal to the site, which will enhance ­accessibility for users by providing short-term parking options and passenger set-down.”

The report recommended councillors approve the ­development, subject to amendments and conditions.

One of the recommended amendments was for a taxi rank set-down area adjacent to the function centre lobby. This would be designed to include either a drop-off/pick-up zone or a dedicated parking bay capable of accommodating a taxi suitable for use by people with ­disabilities.

The $250 million project first made headlines in ­December last year when it was announced Pointcorp and the George Group would develop the land, that at the time was being used for car parking.

Mayor Allan Sutherland said at the time the ­eventual sale price of the land would be $7.7 million and the developers were to pay a $700,000 deposit on a four-year lease.

A leasing campaign to ­attract retail and commercial tenants was launched in May.

Originally Published: www.couriermail.com.au

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New Master Planned Development Delivers Housing For Booming Region

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 A new master-planned residential development is soon to launch in Narangba, north of Brisbane.

The site is being developed through a joint venture between Pointcorp and the Dahua Group. The lots will be delivered in ten stages and once complete will provide 467 house and land packages — with an expected end value of $222 million.

Pointcorp diversified into house and land packages last year launching their first land project — a 344-lot land division — in Coomera on the Gold Coast.

Last week, Queensland Acting Premier and Treasurer Curtis Pitt visited the master-planned site in Narangba.

Pitt said the Moreton Bay Regional Council was the fastest growing municipality in Queensland and one of the fastest growing regions in Australia.

“It’s forecast to grow in population by more than 40 percent over the next 20 years and there are plans in place for a range of residential housing for growing communities to call home,” Pitt said.

All house and land packages at Amity will qualify for the $20,000 Queensland first home owner’s grant.

“The grant can be applied to newly constructed homes up to $750,000 and not only help Queenslanders into their own home but also supports jobs in our building industry,” Pitt said.

Pointcorp’s Chris Vitale said the company acquired the land in January 2016 in partnership with Dahua.

“We’re designing a one-of-a-kind community not seen before, and our partnership with leading global developer Dahua Group will ensure we develop [a] wide range of affordable housing product,” Vitale said.

Amity’s future contribution to the region’s housing stock supply allowed Dahua to qualify for relief from additional foreign acquirer duty (AFAD). AFAD was introduced to ensure foreign acquirers of residential property who benefit from government services and infrastructure also contribute to their delivery, the same as local buyers.

“We welcome mutually beneficial foreign investment and by maintaining sufficient flexibility when it comes to the additional duty charged to foreign entities,” Pitt said.

Amity will launch to the public in October. The first stage of the community comprises 93 house and land packages ranging in price from $398,000 to $600,000.

Originally Published: www.theurbandeveloper.com

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New Master Planned Development Delivers Housing For Booming Region

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A new master planned residential development is soon to launch in Narangba, north of Brisbane.

The site is being developed through a joint venture between Pointcorp and the Dahua Group. The lots will be delivered in ten stages and once complete, will provide 467 house and land packages — with an expected end value of $222 million.

Pointcorp diversified into house and land packages last year launching their first first land project — a 344-lot land division — in Coomera on the Gold Coast.

Last week, Queensland Acting Premier and Treasurer Curtis Pitt visited the master planned site in Narangba.

Pitt said the Moreton Bay Regional Council was the fastest growing municipality in Queensland and one of the fastest growing regions in Australia.

“It’s forecast to grow in population by more than 40 per cent over the next 20 years and there are plans in place for a range of residential housing for growing communities to call home,” Pitt said.

All house and land packages at Amity will qualify for the $20,000 Queensland first home owner’s grant.

“The grant can be applied to newly constructed homes up to $750,000 and not only help Queenslanders into their own home, but also supports jobs in our building industry,” Pitt said.

Pointcorp’s Chris Vitale said the company acquired the land in January 2016 in partnership with Dahua.

“We’re designing a one-of-a-kind community not seen before, and our partnership with leading global developer Dahua Group will ensure we develop [a] wide range of affordable housing product,” Vitale said.

Amity’s future contribution to the region’s housing stock supply allowed Dahua to qualify for relief from additional foreign acquirer duty (AFAD). AFAD was introduced to ensure foreign acquirers of residential property who benefit from government services and infrastructure also contribute to their delivery, the same as local buyers.

“We welcome mutually beneficial foreign investment and by maintaining sufficient flexibility when it comes to the additional duty charged to foreign entities,” Pitt said.

Amity will launch to the public in October. The first stage of the community comprises 93 house and land packages ranging in price from $398,000 to $600,000.

Originally Published: www.theurbandeveloper.com

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