110,000 Sqm Masterplanned Project For Yeerongpilly


A masterplanned residential mixed use precinct seven years in the making has been lodged for Yeerongpilly in Brisbane's south, with plans for nearly 200 units on over 100,000 sqm of historic land site.

'Yeerongpilly Green' at 681 Fairfeld Road Yeerongpilly will contain 176 residential units, plus ground floor retail and commercial office space on a total area of 117,100 sqm near Tennyson's Queensland Tennis Centre. The site originally included The Stock Experiment Station, constructed in 1909, and The University of Queensland's Veterinary School Building used from 1938.

To be delivered in several stages, Yeerongpilly Green's residential and retail project application is lodged concurrently with an overarching master plan reconfiguration of lot application, which establishes the overall site development master plan and create the suite of development parcels across the site.


The site immediately adjoins the Queensland Tennis Centre located to the west. The Queensland Tennis Centre was completed in 2009 and is the pre-eminent tennis centre in Queensland, comprising 23 international standard tennis courts.
Vision and Plans
Yeerongpilly Green is a set to become a landmark destination for South Brisbane. The site is located within walking distance Queensland Tennis Centre, Tennyson Reach, the Brisbane River, new high-street shopping and access to Yeerongpilly railway station. The following section of this report provides specific details regarding the proposed development, including detail pertinent to the differentiation of the site in two parts, “C” and “D”. 35 per cent of the site area will comprise 'communal open space' with deep planting and landscaping account for 36 per cent of space.


The proposal comprise of four building types, located on Sites C and D, ranging from 2 storeys to 8 storeys in height. The development also delivers a range of housing choice by offering 1, 2 and 3 bedroom dwellings in the form of townhouses and medium to high density residential apartments.
D Block
The Building D Block is located at the western end of the site closest to the Queensland Tennis Centre. The residential tower has a total of 36 units comprising 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units.

The unit breakdown is as follows:

  • 1 x 1 bedroom unit;
  • 17 x 2-bedroom unit; and
  • 18 x 3-bedroom unit.

C Block

C BlockParticularly, balconies overlook the pedestrian spine to offer causal surveillance and to create a safe environment. To the east of the building is a large landscape strip providing sufficient separation between Building D, Townhouse Block and the Garden Block. The proposal is made up of three core buildings but connected by corridors to contribute to the articulation and architectural design of the proposal. Subtropical design elements have been incorporated into the design by providing screening along windows and balconies facing to the west.
The construction of the proposal will be undertaken in several stages. Stage 1, 1A and 1B will be conducted first, with the majority of the basement constructed, and partially operated with the Garden block and Townhouse block. Stage 2 will follow completing the remainder basement car parking and the Tower Block. Finally, Stage 3 involves constructing Site D Block. Site History


Townhouse Block
The Townhouse Block contains a total of 10 x 3-bedroom townhouses. All townhouses have two (2) courtyards at the front and rear of the building. The larger courtyards (39m2 in size) overlook the pedestrian spine and provide causal surveillance and the smaller courtyards (20.2m2 in size) overlook the central communal open area of the development. All townhouse support subtropical design elements and are oriented north. A communal recreational area is also provided between some of the townhouses which contains a pool, seating and grassed area for all residents.


Garden Block
The Garden Block is located between the East-West Street and the Townhouse Block. The proposal is 6 storeys in height and consists of 60 units.

The breakdown of the units is:

  •  8 x 1-bedroom unit;
  • 28 x 2-bedroom unit; and
  • 24 x 3-bedroom unit.


Tower Block
The Tower Block comprises a mixed use development with retail tenancies located on the ground floor and residential units located on the floors above. A range of retail tenancies are to be located on the ground floor fronting Main Street and the pedestrian spine to provide activation to the streetscape. The total gross floor area for the retail tenancy is 650m2 , it is noted that the number of tenancies has not been determined however retail tenancies will be 200m2 or less. The pedestrian access to the building is gained via a large opening to the building from Main Street which enters to the central communal area for the residents. The residential units are located on the upper levels and comprise a mix of 1, 2 and 3-bedroom units comprising a total of 70 units.

The breakdown of the units is as follows:

  • 21 x 1-bedroom units;
  • 42 x 2-bedroom units; and
  • 7 x 3-bedroom units



Site History
The site comprised the former Animal Research Institute premises, which was established on the site in 1909 and was decommissioned in 2010. At the decommissioning of the Animal Research Institute, there were approximately 50 buildings and structures on the site, dating from many periods of the site's development. The majority of these buildings were removed from the site, with only those buildings having significant heritage value remaining. These buildings include: The Stock Experiment Station (constructed in1909), but excluding the southern wing. This building has been previously referred to as Block D; The former animal stables (constructed in 1909); The former animal morgue (constructed circa 1934); and The former University of Queensland Veterinary School Building (circa 1938-40), and associated outbuildings. This Veterinary School Building has been previously referred to as Block A.

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