Riverview Towers is an approved 23 storey residential tower, located in the heart of Brisbane’s Kangaroo Point peninsula. The development comprises 202 one, two and three bedroom tower apartments, and 12 ground level ‘town homes’ immediately fronting the street. The development is set amongst landscaped ground level communal open space, which includes a swimming pool.
The project very significantly ‘pushed the boundaries’ of the Kangaroo Point Peninsula Local Plan, the acceptable solutions of which anticipated development to only ten storeys, with modest plot ratio and substantial building setbacks. RPS provided upfront development potential, design parameters and approval strategy advice, played a key role in community consultation and engagement, and successfully led the project team in management of the development assessment process and approvals negotiations to gain Brisbane City Council’s support for the project.
RPS’ services also included provision of expert witness to successfully defend a submitter appeal, by the local residents association in the Planning and Environment Court, which ultimately saw the original council decision entirely upheld.