New ‘Queenslander’ community comes to life at Yeerongpilly
24 OCTOBER 2019 –
A new community in Yeerongpilly is among the first inner city projects to have a ‘gold standard’ Queensland climate design plan, which will allow residents to make better use of parks and public spaces.
Yeerongpilly Green, which boasts 1.8 hectares of parks and landscaped boulevards, has been brought to life by landscape architects from Urbis, who have designed the community to ‘evolve’ with each season.
Urbis director John Donoghue says Yeerongpilly Green is being created to match the character of Queensland and its people.
“When it comes to creating a new community, a lot of people focus on the built space, but the open space is just as important in terms of enhancing the lifestyle of residents and visitors,” he said.
“Yeerongpilly Green’s three parks will be enjoyed by Brisbanites year-round, with a full calendar of art, music and cultural events in the pipeline.
“It’s for this reason that we have taken a climate-first urban design approach to ensure people are able to get outdoors as much as possible and enjoy the spectacular riverside location the community offers.”
Mr Donoghue said Yeerongpilly Green had been designed to take in to account elements like heat, wind and rain throughout the year.
“There are a lot of passive design elements which are not immediately noticeable but can make a huge difference in people’s lives,” he said.
“We completed a climate study for the site and the urban design for the community is based around reducing humidity and building surface temperatures, mitigating wind tunnels and improving the overall comfort of people who live, work and play at Yeerongpilly Green.
“It seems like a simple thing to do, and most communities do have some degree of climate design in place, but developer Consolidated Properties Group wanted the gold standard.
“The landscaping throughout the community is both practical and visually impressive. The variety of trees and shrubs we have planted not only provide shade and improve air quality, but have been chosen because they will bring colour to the community in every season.
“We have Flame Trees which bloom red in Spring, Frangipanis which have a beautiful fragrance through to Autumn, and Jacarandas which flower purple in summer, so the community will be an ever-changing festival of colour year-round.
“The recreation space for Park House and Garden House residents, which features a pool, lounge area, outdoor kitchen and dining hub, is surrounded by lush sub-tropical planting which visually connects private and public spaces.”
Consolidated Properties Group Executive Chairman Don O’Rorke says buyers are becoming increasingly savvy about urban design.
“People want communities that are designed to reflect the way they live their lives. Queenslanders love getting outdoors so the focus at Yeerongpilly Green is to create incredible open spaces that allow people to really celebrate living in this beautiful part of Brisbane,” he said.
“Good urban design with quality landscaping doesn’t only make the community more liveable – research shows living in a leafy environment makes people calmer and more sociable and it even contributes positively to the rate of sale and value of property.
“We have created a new river park to complement the existing, and much loved, Ken Fletcher river park and it’s these parklands, combined with the active and leisure green spaces within the community that make Yeerongpilly Green a truly unique place.
“In addition to the existing parklands, we will be delivering a Woolworths-anchored retail hub which will include a new restaurant housed in a heritage Queenslander-style home which currently serves as our sales and experience centre.
“Protecting the heritage of this area and promoting the Queensland way of life are two important parts of what makes Yeerongpilly Green a unique and vibrant place to live.”
One, two and three bedroom apartments and terrace homes are now available at Yeerongpilly Green, priced from $450,000, with penthouses ranging from $975,000 to $1.35 million.
For further information on Yeerongpilly Green, visit the Experience Centre at 21 Queens Way in Yeerongpilly, accessed via King Arthur Terrace, yeerongpillygreen.com.au, or call 1300 855 460.