News & Views

26
Jun
The new suburbanism
by Dave Hardy RPP, FCIP, President, Hardy Stevenson and Associates Limitedand Executive Director, Institute for New Suburbanism (Canada). A comprehensive article in the Canadian Institute of Planners journal Plan Canada, explaining the origins and purpose of new suburbanism for our Canadian colleagues. Read it here 0 Comments
24
Jun
Silverstone’s Plans for $70m Ascot suburban Commercial Hub
Silverstone Developments has revealed pre-lodgement plans for a mixed-use commercial project in the Brisbane’s Ascot. The proposal will replace a former Woolworths supermarket building from the 1960s, most recently occupied by IGA and BWS, at 77 Racecourse Road on the corner of Kent Street. Full story 0 Comments
24
Jun
Pleading Return to Office Isn’t Getting Traction — But Mixing Where New Yorkers Live and Work Just Might
Last year, Randy Peers moved the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce from the 27th floor of an office tower in Downtown Brooklyn, where it had been located for 100 years, to the sprawling Industry City complex on the Sunset Park waterfront. He knew that in the post-COVID world, a traditional office 0 Comments
22
Jun
Private Hospital Plans Filed for $1.5bn Coomera Masterplan
Plans for the final piece in the Coomera Town Centre puzzle have been revealed as part of a $1.5-billion development masterplan on the northern end of the Gold Coast. Brisbane-based developers Keylin and Kinstone Group have filed a development application for a 400-bed private hospital and health precinct in two 0 Comments
17
Jun
Suburban renewal – ABC radio interviews
ABC Radio Brisbane interviewed the Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner and Suburban Futures director Steve de Nys on the significant announcements from Brisbane Council regarding suburban renewal precincts in Brisbane. Interview commences at 1:07:08 Listen here 0 Comments
17
Jun
Brisbane City Council new suburb housing policy to revitalise tired industrial areas
Brisbane City Council is enjoying overwhelming support for a new Suburban Renewal Precincts strategy despite not being able to identify which areas would be targeted. As part of the council’s budget this week, Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner announced a blitz on the suburbs promising at least 80 per cent of spending 0 Comments
08
Jun
Ipswich precinct with ‘endless possibilities’
Home to two libraries including Australia’s only standalone children’s library, zero-depth water play area, performance stage, approximately 1000 car park spaces, more than 20,000sqm of retail space and an active calendar of markets, events and live music—the Nicholas Street Precinct in Ipswich, south-east Queensland is rapidly growing as the city’s 0 Comments
07
Jun
Canada continues to move to the suburbs
Canada continues to move to the suburbs, as the 2021 census data shows. This is based on a Statistics Canada analysis on metropolitan (Census Metropolitan Areas, or CMAs) population and change since the 2016 Census. Statistics Canada (Statscan) divides the CMA population into five geographic sectors, including downtown, and four 0 Comments
06
Jun
Global Tech Company Signs Maroochydore Headquarters Deal
Coastal lifestyle continues to lure businesses to the Sunshine Coast with global tech company Maropost committing to two levels in Evans Long’s A1 building. The $18.5-million A1 commercial and retail development, on a 1173sq m site, is due for completion in August—one of two new developments that will complete in 0 Comments
01
Jun
Ipswich council says more state, federal funding needed to accommodate population growth
Ipswich City Council says it is taking in 30 per cent of new residents to south-east Queensland but state and federal investment in critical infrastructure is not keeping up. Mayor Teresa Harding said the City of Ipswich had experienced the “most rapid population growth of any local government area in 0 Comments