39 Palmer Street, South Townsville

Infinity Townsville is a boutique, 12-storey residential tower fronting the Townsville Maritime Museum and Marina on Palmer Street.

  • Client

    Globuild

  • LGAS

    Townsville

  • Size

    12-storey | 12 units

  • Value

    NA

  • Sector

    Residential

  • Services

    Urban Planning

  • Office

    Brisbane

  • Team

    Kathryn Jones, Simon Forsyth

  • Completed

    2023

  • Photography

    Urbancom

About the Project

Mecone is proud to have assisted Urbancom in securing one of the fastest town planning approvals within just 4 weeks. Urbancom have established their local presence as they are undertaking the reconstruction of the former Townsville Transit Centre into a vibrant, mixed-use centre.

Infinity Townsville underwent a detailed pre-lodgement works to limit any additional information required as through the assessment process. This pre-lodgement was crucial to ensure all issues were resolved within the town planning documentation. From properly made submission to approval, the assessment took only 4 weeks.

Within the Townsville Town Planning Scheme, Palmer Street is considered a mixed-use precinct, providing commercial and active uses at the ground level. This is a main driver in implementing Palmer Street as an entertainment destination. As part of the application Urbancom had undertaken a review of the commercial activity across Palmer Street and had concluded within the eastern section of Palmer Street had limited demand for additional commercial activity. Most of the commercial vibrancy was provided within the western portion of Palmer Street, boarded by Dean Street and Plume Street.

The applicant maintained activation of the frontage through the provision of high quality landscaping outcomes and areas for dwell within at the front of the development.

Townsville City Council were understanding to the clients’ condensed timeframes and credited with their responsiveness and fast turnaround times. Further, the close collaboration between all consultants, Urbancom, Council and Mecone allowed the assessment to be undertaken with minimal disruptions.

The scope of works included:

Scope of works

  • Detailed town planning advice detailing the level of assessment, timeframes and design requirements
  • Coordination and attendance at Prelodgement meeting with Council
  • Ongoing liaison with the client, consultant team and Council to ensure all matters raised within the Prelodgement were addressed appropriately
  • Preparation of a Town Planning report including assessment against all applicable codes
  • Negotiation regarding ground level activation
  • Review of draft conditions package and final approval package.