MAB moves on Docklands Drive

MAB moves on Docklands Drive
Sean Car

NewQuay developer MAB Corporation is continuing its transformation of the precinct, as it presses ahead with plans for two key sites at Docklands Drive.

The NewQuay West site at 473-505 Docklands Drive is the subject of two new planning applications, recently submitted to the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).

A spokesperson for DELWP said it had requested further information from MAB, which was currently preparing additional information to help with the assessment.

While the department wasn’t able to provide specific details as to what each application proposed, it said the planning controls for both developments (Lot B and G) allowed for maximum building heights of 75 metres and 120 metres, respectively.

“The final design of the proposal is subject to change following input from relevant stakeholders and policy considerations,” the spokesperson told Docklands News.

The Urban Developer reported in February that MAB had submitted a proposal for a 24-storey including 192 apartments.

MAB Corporation declined to comment.

Further up the street at 396 Docklands Drive, the developer has revealed its long-awaited vision for the site wedged between The District Docklands and Docklands Primary School, which has long been used as a carpark.

MAB will host two community drop-in sessions on March 17 and March 18 at its display suite at 2 Genti Place as it seeks feedback from “local residents, business owners, retailers and stakeholders to view the proposed plans and provide feedback”.

MAB senior development manager Stefan Miles said, “We’re pleased to unveil the revitalised 396 Docklands Drive development plan that will deliver a vibrant village providing a diverse range of building typologies and mix of commercial spaces. MAB’s continued investment in NewQuay Docklands public realm will establish a new pedestrian focused lane, community park adjacent to the Docklands Primary School and will provide homes for 1300 new residents, offices for 1500 workers and create 1000 jobs during the construction phase”.

For drop-in times and to register refer to MAB’s advert on page 7 of this edition or visit: 396engage.com.au

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