Sunland Group Planning & Environment Court success
Sunland Group (ASX: SDG) is an Australian development company headquartered in Queensland, known for its iconic developments such as Q1 at Surfers Paradise and six-star hotel Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast.
In May 2017 McCullough Robertson advised on an appeal against the approval of Sunland’s $430 million Grace on Coronation development in the Planning and Environment Court.
McCullough Robertson argued that the intended character of Toowong as a dynamic, contemporary precinct coupled with the site’s master plan skilfully balanced all the scheme requirements and site constraints to deliver substantial public space and access to the river for the community’s benefit.
The three towers, two of 24 storeys and the other of 27 storeys, will be situated at the site of the former ABC studios in Toowong. The towers were designed by the late British-Iraqi architect Dame Zaha Hadid and together will house 555 units and include parkland and retail.
Although an initial Planning and Environment Court decision approved the development, a subsequent Court of Appeal judgment overturned this earlier decision.
McCullough Robertson continues to provide support to Sunland Group in relation to the appeals process for Grace on Coronation.
To find out more, contact Stuart Macnaughton.