11 December 2019

Nearly 500 units for Stuart Flats site after Bisa lodges DA for final block

| Ian Bushnell
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The 70-unit development at Stuart Flats

An artist’s impression of the proposed 70-unit development from the DA. Photo: Supplied.

The Stuart Flats urban renewal site will support nearly 500 units, with plans lodged for the final block showing two buildings containing 70 apartments.

Morris Property Group has already submitted development applications totalling 412 units for the three blocks it purchased at auction in March, and now Bisa Property, the company behind the East Hotel, has lodged their application for the fourth and final block.

The $31.4 million proposal for Block 25 Section 39 Griffith at the north-west corner of Evans Crescent and Light Street includes six and part seven-storey Building A fronting Light Street, and three and part four-storey Building B, fronting Evans Crescent, as well as two levels of basement parking.

Building A will have 63 apartments comprising 12 one-bedroom apartments, 41 two-bedroom apartments and 10 three-bedroom apartments, one of which will be a penthouse.

Building B will have seven apartments, comprising two one-bedroom apartments, four two-bedroom apartments and one three-bedroom penthouse.

The ground-level apartments will have private courtyards.

The plans say the sloping site creates part-storeys that will be used mainly for parking.

Building A will be six storeys high along its Light Street (south-western) façade, but seven storeys along parts of its northern and western façades. Building B will be three-storeys high along its Light Street (south-western) façade, but four storeys along its northern façade and part of its eastern façade.

The two levels of basement car parking will hold 128 spaces for residents and seven for visitors, with access via a single driveway on Evans Crescent.

A landscaped area with deep-rooted trees near the northern and north-eastern boundaries will provide on-site amenity for residents, as well as privacy between the development and the neighbouring Block 21.

Plantings are also proposed along front boundaries – particularly along Light Street (south-western boundary) and the frontage to the public footpath along Block 20 connecting Light Street to Canberra Avenue, which Bisa will build as a condition of the purchase.

Bisa is also required to upgrade public areas adjacent to the site including parts of the Evans Crescent and Light Street verges.

An existing stormwater easement near the north-east boundary of the site will need to be removed and services relocated within the Evans Crescent verge.

A regulated tree is also slated for removal and the proposal will go to the Conservator of Flora and Fauna for approval.

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