'Summerlin' To Become Banyo’s Largest Ever Masterplanned Community


Banyo’s newest masterplanned community is attempting to lead the charge in contemporary design and the next generation of infill products.

Located 17 kilometres north-east of Brisbane’s CBD, the community known as ‘Summerlin’ will be Banyo’s largest-ever master-planned community, developed by the Dennis Family Corporation, and eventually comprise of terrace homes, apartments and over 4000 square metres of communal park area with pool and gym.

Summerlin’s design of contemporary terrace dwellings was headed by architecture firm Rothelowman.

“Summerlin is a significant urban infill project for Banyo - the suburb’s largest mix of terrace homes and apartments in a singular masterplanned community with a diversity of high-quality design,” Rothelowman Senior Associate Lawson Royes said.


Mr Royes says the architecture of Summerlin represents a new generation of infill product that overcome limitations of an earlier era of conventional designs.

Summerlin’s first stage includes 26 high-quality townhouses located in a former light industrial precinct that are highly responsive to Banyo’s eclectic built environment and history.

A communal parkland included in Summerlin’s development is set to provide a high level of shared amenity for recreation activities, instilling a sense of community and providing stormwater management for the housing with dense planting.

According to Summerlin’s developers, the masterplanned community will cater to anyone but may speak louder to professional couples who want reasonably close access to the CBD, families looking for three-bedroom residences, or older couples looking to downsize from a larger house and into a low maintenance, architecturally designed terrace homes.


Summerlin will be located next to the Nudgee train station which was recently upgraded as part of a $49 million investment into access and efficiency by the Brisbane City Council.

Dennis Family Corporation Queensland Sales Manager Ben Langfield said master-planned infill developments present a viable alternative to house and land developments in fringe suburbs.

“By providing access to transport corridors and inner-city amenities we can provide civic infrastructure and easy access to the CBD at an entry-level price,” said Mr Langfield.

Summerlin’s Stage 1 release is scheduled for completion by mid-2017 and will comprise of 26 high-quality townhouses located in Banyo’s former light industrial precinct.

Stages 2a and 2b, which involve the completion of two apartment buildings and the central park, will follow shortly after.

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