IDEAS | Aspley: what would you do?

Posted on 08/07/2011

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About two acres of land are up for sale in suburban Aspley, located about 12km from Brisbane CBD. A Google map has been created and is available online for you to explore the sites and the context.

Sites outlined in blue are now listed for sale, site outlined in red could possibly be for sale.

Sites in context.

This seems like a rare opportunity to develop something special and innovative, a project that embraces social and environmental sustainability and resilience in an area that needs some tending. Can we continue to use the ‘cheap land’ argument to justify bad and wasteful development?

What would you do? You are invited to contribute your ideas and thoughts – just post them to the comments section of this blog. However, if you have images to post, please send them to me at lindacarroli[at]hotmail[dot]com.

A few things to note:

  • The Aspley Hotel is a historic site
  • Three street access/frontage
  • The Northern Busway is planned to run along Gympie and/or Gayford Streets in 10 to 15 years. This may necessitate redevelopment of the area bounded by Robinson Road/Albany Creek Road, Gympie Road and Gayford Street/Maundrell Terrace, including the BP Service Station.
  • A creek, part of the Cabbage Tree Creek catchment, runs between and parallel to Gympie Road and Riordan Street
  • Walking distance from shops and public transport. Is technically within cycling and walking distance to Westfield but accessibility is inhibited by poor amenity and pathways.

I’ve done some work on Aspley over the years, various studies and texts. Here are links to some of the work that has been undertaken as part of Placing:

I’m keen for others to take this question to heart and start to think more constructively about the future of suburbs.

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