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Plains Junction Shopping Centre Extension Development Application

Plains Junction Shopping Centre Extension Development Application


Posted October 13, 2020
Projects, Town Planning

While RG Strategic’s town planners are based on the Sunshine Coast we offer our services throughout South East Queensland and further afield.

Our town planning team has been working with Zest Design on a development application for the extension of the Plains Junction Shopping Centre in Browns Plains 24 kilometres south of the Brisbane CBD.

The development application, which has now been submitted, seeks to add two additional buildings to the site extending over the existing car parks.

RG Strategic was engaged to undertake an initial planning review to understand the development opportunities for the site. Prelodgement meetings were held with Council to further expand concepts and Council’s requirements. The development application lodged with the Council was the outcome of this town planning process.

Working with Zest we wanted to ensure the new buildings not only blended in with the existing environment but added additional amenity and functionality in addition to the extra floor space and these new renders represent our joint vision.

Plains Centre Redevelopment Facade

Two storey development and undercroft car park

large facade openings

The buildings in the proposed development have wide overhangs and have been designed to fit in with the existing forms but emphasise each building as its own structure. This gives the site a more open feel and we have included large openings giving depth to the façade and ample space for contained landscaping.

Fins have been proposed for the exterior providing additional shade for the sub-tropical environment and well as textural play in the visual component of the buildings.

Plains Centre Redevelopment building bridge

Plains Centre Redevelopment landscaping

When we work on buildings like these we always like to ensure we provide the community with a building sympathetic to its surroundings. We are balancing concrete forms with lightweight materials giving play and variation to the form and visual amenity. Building plant such as lift mechanisms and airconditioning will be roof-based and screened to minimise any visual impact.

Development Details

– 2 storey building extension over the existing open car park
– An additional 2,906sqm of gross floor area
– Café (256sqm) with 135sqm alfresco dining space
– 344sqm retail space
– 1614sqm professional office space
– New amenities
– Lift access
– Pedestrian sky bridge over common
– landscaping and green walls
– 50 existing car parking spaces retained (undercroft)
– 4 motorcycle spaces (undercroft)
– 14 bicycle racks

Browns Plains

Browns Plains is tipped for growth over the short to medium term. Housing affordability has improved over the past 12 months and has remained steady over the past 5 years with good investor yields.

The owners of the Junction Shopping Centre have recognised this and are responding to increased demand for quality commercial and retail space in the area.

Russel Green is fantastic to deal with. Very efficient, and knows all the rules and regulations due to being a long time local. We recommend Russel Green to all of our clients, who also let us know that he is exceptional all round. From the team at Neller Real Estate, thanks, Russell.

Jack Brew
Neller Real Estate - Perigian Beach
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Russell assisted us through our applications for a Liquor Licence and a Food Licence. 2 things we could "set and forget" and not worry about, allowing us to concentrate on other important issues to get the business up and running. These were completed with minimal fuss and within our timelines.

Andrew Korybutiak
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We have had the pleasure of working with Russell and his team for over 8 years. Russell has been instrumental in helping us secure many Council tender submissions which can be extremely stressful, daunting and time consuming when done on your own. Russell’s knowledge of local council laws and processes are second to none. We have confidently recommended RG Strategic to other businesses in the past and will continue to do so. Russell is the utmost professional, easy to talk to and overall, a great guy. We look forward to engaging Russell in our next Council tender application. Merrick & Elissa Davis Merrick's Noosa Learn to Surf

Elissa Davis
Noosa Learn to Surf - Noosa
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We contacted Russell Green for planning information and were very impressed with his extensive knowledge and thoughtful insight. Russell was wonderful to work with and we look forward to working with him again in the future. We highly recommend RG Strategic.

Lana Baskerville
Town Planning Advice - Boreen Point
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