South Brisbane and South Bank, West End

1 bed apartments a better option

The Edmondstone Street site

The Edmondstone Street site

West End Community Association is considering an offer by Aria Property International to resolve its Planning and Environment Court appeal against its 16 storey development at South Brisbane. Broadly speaking, I believe new development in the evolving South Brisbane precinct is a good thing – but I’m not convinced we need more studio apartments as promised by the Aria proposal.  They’ve proven a hard product to move in the past, despite offering relatively good rental returns.  What’s needed is a building mix of 1 and 2 bedrooms (both with carparks please!) and plenty of visitor parking.  What do you think?!