Hot Topic for Coorparoo Business and Residents
The breakfast meeting that was previously held was a great success…
Here are some of the people who managed to get back with us about the Breakfast that morning.
The breakfast was highly successful with presentations by Mr Paul Schmidt from Transport and Main Roads. Paul outlined where the busway would be placed once the funds became available and that Honeywell Developers are working with Transport on placement and design.
Mr Paul Brumpton of Honeywell Developers gave an indepth presentation on the development and is very open to input from the business and residents in the area. That does not mean to say they will take everything on board.
Great breakfast meeting, very informative. The general feeling was positive that the project is now moving forward. Government representatives from state and local council were present again. State member of Parliament representing Greenslopes- Ian Kaye, Local Brisbane City councillors Ian McKenzie for Holland Park Ward and Helen Abrahams for Woolloongabba Ward, and Federal LNP candidate for Griffith Bill Glasson was also a keen observer.
State LNP member of Parliament for Greenslopes Ian Kaye gave a brief intro that the project has been on the government’s high list to implement from when they took office through constant discussions with the premier and will continue to ensure that the project happens and will keep the local community advised through the CBG group and other avenues.
Paul Schmidt, Director from Strategic Property ( QLD State Government Agency) gave a summary of dates of completion for the project now that contracts have been signed and some details about changes to the bus station area as part of the development negotiations process and building constraints.
Paul advised that the Bus Tunnel section of Old Cleveland Road part will be a cut and fill over construction rather than a tunnel to keep the project costs down.
This part of the project will require about 6 months to complete.
Paul Brumpton ,Director of Developments from Honeycombes Property Group who have won the contract to build on the property(a QLD company) gave a general presentation about the 3 towers to be built in 3 stages of approx 100 residential units in each stage and currently 500sq meters /stage of retail space depending on interest. Currently they are having pre lodgement discussions with BCC about the project.
Stage 1 to be completed late 2014, Stage 2 by 2017 and Stage 3 by 2019 depending on retail sales. The company will bring those dates forward if possible due to sales interest.
The company is looking to minimize the car parking arrangements for the construction workforce by securing off road parking from nearby to the development.
Many questions were asked at the end of the presentation and whilst everyone was not looking forward to the road works delays and traffic control, the attendees were looking forward to the eventual “Village” atmosphere that the development will provide the community and residents of the area and are sure this will be the spark for a revitilization of the Coorparoo “Junction”.
The meeting wrapped up with door prizes from Terry White Chemists (Coorparoo)and Kats Automotive Services (East Brisbane)