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After a difficult 12 months for the Toombul community, we are continuing to move ahead with our Toombul renewal program. Today we lodged a Development Application (DA) with Brisbane City Council to seek permission to demolish buildings and structures at the former Toombul site, as planning for the future of the site continues.
Consideration of our neighbours and the community
We are committed to minimising impacts to our neighbours, including reducing potential noise, dust, vibration and traffic impacts.
Extensive measures will be in place before demolition commences. Local roads, bus interchanges, bikeways and footpaths will remain open during the demolition works. The Toombul bus interchange and park and ride will remain open and accessible.
Heavy construction vehicles will not be permitted to access local roads including Grace, Kreutzer, and Masefield streets. Heavy haulage vehicles will only be permitted to enter and leave the site through the signalised intersections at Widdop Street and Sandgate Road. All drivers will receive inductions to help ensure safe driving around the site.
Subject to approvals, demolition is likely to commence later this year. 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.
We will provide updates as our DA progresses, including a demolition start date. Residents will receive advance notice of the start of works, and ongoing updates thereafter. If you would like to receive direct updates by email about the future demolition program, please register online at toombulrenewal.com/register
We are working through the future vision for the site. Whilst future plans for Toombul have not yet been determined, we look forward to sharing planning concepts when these are available. A new master plan for the site is likely to be available for community review by the end of 2023. The latest news and information is available online at toombulrenewal.com or you can contact the project team at email@example.com
Why is Mirvac demolishing the buildings and structures now?
Given the extent of the damage, the flood damaged buildings need to be demolished to allow future site redevelopment opportunities.
How long with the demolition take?
Demolition works are expected to take 12-months from commencement, subject to progress and weather.
What will the work hours be?
The DA will seek approvals for works to be completed between 6.30am to 6.30pm Monday to Saturday. There will be no work on Sunday or public holidays, and night works aren’t expected. Our contractor will seek to minimise works disruption and nuisance.
How is the community being considered during demolition?
We recognise that we will be working close to our residential neighbours. Consideration towards our neighbours is central to our planning, and we are committed to reducing potential impacts on near residents. This includes respectfully managing traffic, noise, dust, and vibration. Our Development Application includes a range of management plans which outline our consideration towards neighbours, including traffic management.
Will local streets be safe?
Traffic safety is a very high priority. Heavy construction traffic will only be permitted to use the signalised traffic intersections at Widdop Street and Sandgate Road to enter and exit the site.
Can I access local roads, bikeways and footpaths?
The existing cycleway along Kedron Brook will remain open and operational. The existing pedestrian link adjacent to Sandgate Road connecting Kedron Brook with the bus interchange will also remain open and operational.
Can I continue to access the bus interchange during demolition?
During demolition the bus interchange and park and ride will remain open and operational, with safety measures in place for all bus passengers.