Brisbane’s new development a masterclass in urban planning

urban planning brisbaneThe organisations behind Brisbane’s $850 million Yerrongpilly Green urban development have set out to create a new village where people will want to live, work and play, with urban greenery a key part of the design.

Brisbane’s $850 million Yeerongpilly Green urban development, just five kilometres from the city’s central business district and on a train line, is an example of what government and private enterprise can do when they indulge in a rather uncommon practice – urban planning.

The 14-hectare site runs along Brisbane River between the Queensland Tennis Centre and Yeerongpilly Railway Station and will eventually have 1200 apartments and townhouses.

By the time it is finished in 2024 it will include a retail and commercial precinct with boutique coffee shops, bars and restaurants, a supermarket, a 100-bed hotel and office buildings.

Lachlan Grantley, managing director, residential for Consolidated Properties, says urban greenery is not only visually important to the project but also serves key practical purposes.

“Vegetation has climatic benefits through shading, reduced reflection of hard surfaces – the heat island effect – and on a windy day provides the benefit of wind protection,” Grantley says.

“From a visual perspective it’s beneficial to break down the hard surfaces generally associated with urban environments, provide natural barriers to different land uses and enhance for privacy.”

One of the amenities that will set Yeerongpilly Green apart from other urban developments is the quantity and quality of the parks, green space and community amenities, he says. To read more click here.

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