Residential Development Proposed on Border of Broadwater, Logan and Whitley Roads

A 72-unit residential across four buildings is proposed on land bordered by Broadwater, Logan and Whitley Roads on Mount Gravatt.

Originally lodged in December 2020 and amended via a revised plan submitted last May 2022, the proposal involves the construction of four buildings with a maximum height of five storeys.

The building will comprise 57 three-bedroom and 15 two-bedroom units at 1572-1578 Logan Road, 14 Broadwater Road and 14-16 Whitley Street, Mount Gravatt. The existing buildings at the site will be knocked down to facilitate the development.

To be called “Salina Towers”, the development will feature private balconies or terraces, a swimming pool, a barbeque area, a gymnasium and a communal recreation area. There will also be 162 car parking spaces, 18 for visitors and 144 for residents. 

Driveway access will be provided via a 9m-wide crossover oriented towards the site’s eastern boundary fronting Whitley Street. Also, a 544 sqm of deep planting covering 11.9 per cent of the site area is also planned along with 579 sqm of landscaping at the ground level.

Logan Road View of buildings 2 and 3
Logan Road View of buildings 2 and 3 | Photo Credit:  Brisbane City Council /

“Visually, the contemporary building design is consistent with the intent and character of theprecinct. This includes a variety of materials, textures and colours both within the building and between each building,” Tam Dang Planning’s assessment report noted.

Corner of Logan Road and Broadwater Road view of Building 3
Corner of Logan Road and Broadwater Road view of Building 3 | Photo Credit:  Brisbane City Council /
Internal Courtyard looking east of building 2 and 4
Internal Courtyard looking east of building 2 and 4 | Photo Credit:  Brisbane City Council /

The proposal, however, met opposition from local residents with submissions expressing concerns over the buildings’ height, bulk and scale; car parking and its impact on the privacy of neighbouring residents.

“With the markets across the street taking place every Sunday and the marketta on a Friday and Saturday night I fear that parking for residents who currently live in the area will go from difficult to impossible.” – Karlee

“I am concerned for the privacy my family and I will be afforded as a residential building of six storeys will be little more than a viewing gallery to our attempts to use our yard to relax and entertain. I fear untethered objects may fall and if not cause damage to my property, to my young family.” –  Nicholas

“With a building height of 6 stories, this will significantly reduce access to sunlight for all townhouses in 18 Whitley Place that will border the proposed development. Each of these townhouses have a small area with a clothes line and garden. With a reduction in sunlight, gardens will suffer as well as reducing current residents access to natural sunlight for the drying of laundry and overall ambiance in their back areas.“ –  Ainslee

“This proposal for high density development is not suited for this area of Mount Gravatt due to its multiple towers that give the appearance of bulky building design and not aligned with Neighbourhood guidelines for the multi-residential developments in this area.” – Anonymous