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Austin Street Apartments

9 storey apartment building

  • Type/Category

  • Client

    Austin JV Pty Ltd
  • Location

    24-30 Austin Street, Newstead QLD 4006
  • Project Value



  • Planning
  • Surveying

Austin Street Apartments comprise a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments with a roof top communal facility and recreation space, and are located in the heart of the emerging Newstead North precinct.

The project will deliver a new standard of excellence for apartment living in the locality.  The overall design of the building employs harmony and elegance within the material palette and form.  Natural ventilation is achieved to all floors through passive cross and stack ventilation, via a large opening on the western elevation and an internal void which is open to the sky.

The design represents a considered response to the existing and future site context.  In doing so, it focuses on high quality design outcomes and buildings that breathe principles as fundamentally more relevant than rigid planning scheme metrics.

The WCG Value add


  • Our Planning Team provided project strategic advisory and proposed DA strategy to underpin a successful project outcome.
  • We played a critical role in the design process and achievement of a well-considered response to Buildings that Breathe principles.
  • We were instrumental in preparing a strategic planning rationale to support the contextual design response, which demonstrated a strong logic to challenge the default planning scheme metrics and ultimately facilitate a better development outcome for the site.


  • Our Survey Team provided comprehensive site survey information to address challenging stormwater management constraints.
  • Our precise contextual survey data supported detailed design consideration of the surrounding area to address privacy and interface issues and maximise outlook from the apartments.