The Brisbane City Council has just approved a 90 storey high-rise apartment complex, which has been named ‘Sky Tower’. As vacant land close to the city centre is hard to come by in Brisbane, it is Council’s vision to accommodate future residents in high-rise apartment developments that have a relatively small building footprint. The Sunshine Coast has a population growth rate of 2.1%, which is higher than Brisbane and the Queensland average and is predicted to increase in the future. Is high-rise residential development around major centres the future solution to the predicted population growth for the Sunshine Coast region? The approved 90 storey building in Brisbane questions whether the planned iconic high-rise building for the Maroochydore City Centre (touted as 30 storeys) is really tall enough to be considered iconic?
Image from The Australian Newspaper
Couresy of The Australian Newspaper
BRISBANE’S tallest apartment tower will rise from the city’s most infamous hole in the ground after council approved the 90-storey building yesterday.