The mammoth Brisbane CBD Queens Wharf development may have been the stand out development application for the last month of the financial year but it was the surge in DAs for the middle ring suburbs that will have city administrators concerned about future infrastructure provision.


In June alone, almost 700 development applications were lodged with the Brisbane City Council alone and most of these for sites within the middle ring. While DA activity did signal intent around some major projects, the 4107 postcode of Cannon Hill, Colmslie, Morningside Norman Park and Seven Hills was the centre of action for new dwellings, extensions and land subdivision.


The rush to the middle ring is no surprise, given both Council and the State Government’s push for density. However, as development draws in more residents the infrastructure demand will grow. In the retail sphere at least, the market is doing its part to respond to the demand triggers, with many major retail and mixed use development applications also lodged before the close of the financial year.


June DA highlights:


44-100 Barry Parade, Fortitude Valley

Land and Homes Group Limited

  • 492 Units
  • Short Term Accommodation, Food & Beverage, Office, Retail, Hotel
  • 728 sqm retail/commercial


217-235A George Street and 52-58 Queen Street, Brisbane

151 Property Core Plus Management

  • 534 Units
  • Short Term Accommodation, Food & Beverage, Office, Retail, Hotel
  • 4470 sqm retail/commercial


Heritage Bank Bar, 33 Queen Street, Brisbane

Penny Black Hotel


  • Hotel and Bar


82-90 Berrima Street & 83-75 Bride Street, Wynnum

Berrima Develop Pty Ltd

  • 65 residential units
  • 92 sqm commercial space
  • 500 seat cinema


1836-1840 Sandgate Road, Virginia – Bunnings Virginia (redesign)

Bunnings Group Limited


  • 14,240 sqm Showroom, Garden Centre, Food and Drink Outlet, Warehouse