‘Pavilion’ in Upper Mount Gravatt Approved As Part Of ‘Mini-CBD’ Plans

Amended plans for ‘Pavilion,’ a new luxury apartment development in Upper Mount Gravatt have received approval, supporting the suburb’s inclusion into a cluster of suburban business districts that could form a mini Central Business District outside Brisbane. 

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The project, led by Oakridge Property Group, will feature 144 one- to three-bedroom apartments across multiple mid-rise buildings, a slight increase from the 141 medium density units which were initially proposed by the developer.

The design by architecture firm MAS-Architecture Studio aims to provide residents with high-end amenities and facilities. Apartments will have access to a swimming pool, BBQ entertainment areas, water features and garden courtyards.

Mini CBD
Photo Credit:MAS-Architecture Studio

The Pavilion development will feature three towers spread across the site. Tower 1 and 3 will stretch over most of the area, with the square-shaped central Tower 2 situated between them.

The new design aims to add natural ventilation to lobbies on typical floors, streamline apartment layouts, and reinvigorate the street interface by allowing direct access from Klumpp Road to apartment terraces. Other changes from the original proposal are increasing the total area of shared amenities by moving the swimming pool and shortening the visitor parking ramp.

Mount Gravatt as Mini CBD

Mini CBD
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Along with Indooroopilly, Carindale, and Chermside, Upper Mount Gravatt forms a cluster of suburban business districts outside of the Brisbane city centre, which gives it a “mini-CBD” character.

The Brisbane City Plan 2014 has categorised Upper Mount Gravatt as a ‘PC 2 Regional centre’ under its zoning plan.

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Examples of intended development for suburbs under the PC 2 Regional centre are regionally significant commercial, residential community, cultural and entertainment uses as well as retail requiring large catchments. High rise buildings containing a mix of uses are also allowed, according to the city plan.

Published 10-September-2023