Australian State Allows 40-Storey Towers Over Rail Interchange

20 July 2010 (Last Updated July 20th, 2010 18:30)

The Australian state of Queensland has given the go-ahead to build skyscrapers of up to 40 storeys near Woolloongabba's (Brisbane) new underground railway station. According to new plans by the Urban Land Development Authority (ULDA), 40-storey buildings can be constructed over the und

The Australian state of Queensland has given the go-ahead to build skyscrapers of up to 40 storeys near Woolloongabba's (Brisbane) new underground railway station.

According to new plans by the Urban Land Development Authority (ULDA), 40-storey buildings can be constructed over the underground rail interchange, with 20-30-storey buildings allowed on other parts of the site.

The authorities have identified the site as an urban development area and proposed more transit-oriented developments in Brisbane.

Under the proposal, the 10ha site will house one of four new underground rail stations as part of the Cross River Rail project, adding transport options to the existing busway.

Construction is expected to begin in 2012, according to brisbanetimes.com.