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We are pleased to share with you that Brisbane City Council has approved Mirvac’s application to demolish structures at the flood damaged Toombul centre.
This is an important step forward for the regeneration of the site.
The demolition of such a large centre presents a range of considerations that we are continuing to work through, including the:
We expect demolition to commence later in the year once the considerations noted above have been resolved. We will advise the community when we have a start date. The demolition program is estimated to take approximately 12 months to complete depending on progress and weather conditions.
Consideration of our neighbours and the community
As with any site works, we understand the inconvenience placed on the local community. Mirvac is committed to minimising impacts to our neighbours, including reducing noise, dust, and vibration nuisance. Detailed planning will include management plans to ensure the community is considered and impacts are minimised during the demolition program.
Local roads, bikeways and footpaths will remain open during the demolition works. The Toombul bus interchange and park ‘n’ ride will remain open and accessible.
Before the commencement of demolition, we will provide near neighbours more information about the demolition program and how potential impacts will be mitigated.
Heavy haulage vehicles will only be permitted to enter and leave the site through the existing signalised intersections at Widdop Street and Sandgate Road. All drivers will receive inductions before commencing work to help ensure safe driving around the site. Heavy construction vehicles will not be permitted to access local residential streets.
Ongoing planning for Toombul’s future
With demolition planning progressing, we continue to consider future uses at the site. We recognise the importance of convenient shopping to the local community and have committed to including retail within any future plans.
The project team