Queensland

Fortitude Valley and Milton set to grow

THE INNER city of Brisbane is set to grow, with Brisbane City Council approving draft neighbourhood plans for Fortitude Valley and Milton, which indicate increased building heights and population densities, according to the Courier Mail.

The council said the community wanted focused growth around transport and local centres and expects up to 22,000 more residents and 75,000 more workers in Fortitude Valley by 2031. Lord Mayor Campbell Newman said the plan responded to affordability concerns.

The draft indicates that building heights in Fortitude Valley could be up to 30-storeys. While Milton could see 20-storey developments close to the central business district and mass transport, with Park Road remaining an entertainment and retail hub.

Reference: Bruce McMahon, '30-storey towers for Valley, Milton as city plan approved', Courier Mail, 3 March 2010, <http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,1,26799113-952,00.html>.

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