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South Brisbane Set to Welcome City's Tallest Buildings Under New Housing Plan

South Brisbane is set to undergo a dramatic transformation with the announcement of a new housing plan by Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner. The Brisbane Sustainable Growth Strategy will permit residential buildings in the Kurilpa precinct to reach up to 274m, the aviation safety height limit. This means that South Brisbane could soon have some of the tallest buildings in the city, comparable in height to 1 William Street and the Brisbane Skytower.

This significant departure from the current restrictions imposed in Kurilpa, where buildings can range from 15 to 30 storeys, could result in approximately 10,000 extra dwellings in the precinct. While commercial buildings will not be affected by the new limit, it is a vital component of a broader initiative aimed at driving housing supply in Brisbane.

Lord Mayor Schrinner has stated that this new approach will guide growth towards the popular area while preserving Brisbane's green space and lifestyle. "This strategy will create a thriving urban precinct around some of the key Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games venues," he added.

To implement the new height limits, the council will establish a temporary local planning instrument before seeking to finalize details in the city plan. Not every proposed residential development in the precinct would be eligible to reach the 274m limit, and they would all still be subject to assessments that consider block sizes, setbacks, and designs.

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