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Plans Filed for 13-Storey Tower at Stones Corner

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Oakridge Property Group has lodged a development application for a mixed-use 13-storey apartment tower on the site of the Freemasons Centre at Stones Corner.

A single storey brick building and a car park currently on the 2104sq m site at 17 Cleveland Street would be demolished to make way for a 13-storey, four-basement apartment tower with retail tenancies on the ground floor.

Privately-owned Brisbane residential developer Oakridge Property Group will acquire and develop the site, subject to Brisbane City Council approval of the plans.

Founder Andrew Niven, who also is a director at Nivcorp Property Finance, has other completed developments at Bardon, Taringa and Indooroopilly with a focus on "timeless and sustainable living solutions".

The Stones Corner apartment tower would be Oakridge’s largest development to date.

The 99-apartment NMDS Architecture-designed building would include a mix of 55 three-bedroom units, 11 two-bedroom units and 33 one-bedroom units.

▲ Freemasons HQ at Stones Corner, consecrated in 1946, will make way for a 13-storey apartment tower if plans filed this month are approved.
▲ The Freemasons Centre at Stones Corner will make way for a 13-storey apartment tower if plans filed this month are approved.


According to planners Urbicus, an adjoining site has been approved for an eight-storey building and the higher densities on the building envelope were supported by transport nodes.

“​​The proposed development of a multiple dwelling and small-scale non-residential use is consistent with the intent of the Old Cleveland Road and Eastern Busway transport corridor—Stones Corner to Carindale,” the report states.

“The proposal provides for higher density residential development that maximises its proximity to transport infrastructure and an existing district centre.

“Future residents will have access to services, jobs, public transport, community facilities and recreational facilities.”

The development also includes a gymnasium, communal space and a pool and pool deck.

The Camp Hill Masonic Lodge was originally consecrated in November, 1946.

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