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Sunday, January 17, 2010
Are more high rise apartments needed in Brisbane?
Brisbane will need an apartment building boom on the scale of Dubai if it is to accommodate a forecasted growth in population by 2030, the State Opposition claims. However, he estimated as many as 1725 20-storey buildings would need to be built before 2031 in order to cope.
"It is areas like Indooroopilly, Chermside, Mt Gravatt that are designated to do it," he said.
The plan also nominates the Brisbane CBD, Carindale, Toombul, Mitchelton, Wynnum Central and Toowong. Mr Gibson said the difficulty was finding the land in these areas to build thousands more apartments.
"You go through street by street and you identify where you can build 82 new 20-storey building every year for the next 21 years and the land is not there right now," he said.