2. Land use plan

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2.6 Zone provisions

2.6.5 Mixed industry and business zone

2.6.5.1 Preferred development intent

Development provides for a range of commercial, showroom, service industry, low impact industry and warehouse uses on large parcels of land in a business park environment. Uses are focused on knowledge creation and entrepreneurial activities along with complementary uses such as shop (not exceeding 250m2 GFA), food and drink outlet, short term accommodation and indoor sport and recreation.


2.6.5.2 Built form

Maximum Plot Ratio3 : 1
Minimum site area800m2
Minimum frontage20m
Maximum height provisions8 storeys
Building envelopeFront setbackGround level3m
Up to 4 storeys0m
Above 4 storeys6m
Side setbackUp to 4 storeys

0m where podium car parking

Otherwise 3m
Above 4 storeys6m
Rear setbackUp to 4 storeys

0m where podium car parking

Otherwise 6m
Above 4 storeys9m

Figure 11: Built form provisions - Mixed industry and business zone


Building formScale and bulk

Any part of a building above the podium has a maximum site coverage of 60%, and a maximum horizontal dimension of 50m.

A maximum length of 30m on any one outer building wall on the street frontage.

A maximum wall length of 10m between building articulations.
Orientation

Development is oriented to address Thompson Street and Murray Street frontages.

Development on a corner lot is oriented to address both street frontages.
Building separationsAbove 4 storeys:
  1. minimum 12m separation distance between commercial buildings, or
  2. minimum 18m separation distance from any residential building.
FencesFront fences or walls must be 50% visually permeable and no higher than 1.5m.
Rooftops

Roofs are designed to ensure plant and equipment are screened or otherwise integrated with the overall roof design.

Varied roof forms are incorporated to contribute to the architectural distinction of the building.

Roof top areas can be utilised for employee recreation, solar energy, cool roof and green roof uses.
Communal open space and facilitiesDevelopment of provides universally accessible communal open space:
  1. a minimum of 10% of the site area
  2. a minimum of 40m2, having a minimum dimension of 4m
  3. as a mix of ground level, vertically integrated or roof top settings
  4. respects the privacy of both users and those overlooking from neighbouring properties
  5. includes landscape and deep planting shade trees or structures suited to the subtropical environment
  6. is positioned for good solar orientation and minimises water use, and
  7. does not include driveways, storage or turning areas.

2.6.5.3 Urban design

Building elements and appearance

Development addresses the street with commercial showrooms, retail and industrial tenancies and well defined entries for pedestrians on the ground floor.

Buildings are to be well articulated with external facades treatments, varied material and design detail, balconies, recessed doors and doorways, windows, shade and screening devices and outdoor planting that provides a distinctively commercial appearance.

Buildings incorporate appropriate weather protection, screening, and shading structures on the building facades to channel breezes, filter sunlight and provide rain protection.
Ground level treatment

Development along Thompson Street and Murray Street activates street frontages through a variety of measures, including varied design concepts and providing a high frequency of front entries or doors to commercial, industrial, retail, community and communal uses.

Front entries to all buildings active street frontages and are emphasised through architectural and landscape treatment, pedestrian paths and the provision of continuous awnings.

Pedestrian generating uses including showrooms and commercial uses, should be located at the street frontage to provide visual interest to the street, create a more pedestrianised scale and assist in passive surveillance of the public realm.

Buildings should be designed to address car parking areas with windows and entrances providing passive surveillance.
Podium treatment

Podiums are designed to address, activate and provide a visual appeal to street frontages.

Podiums include articulations in building facades and landscape treatments to reduce the visual bulk of the building and provide an appropriate transition between the ground floor and upper storeys.

Podiums maintain a strong relationship with the street by framing and activating the public realm and entrance spaces while reinforcing the street hierarchy.

Podium tops provide valuable space for communal open spaces and roof gardens.
Tower treatmentTowers include articulations and varied design details to create visual appeal.
Landscape

Development provides on-site landscape and shade trees that contribute to the area’s streetscape and commercial character.

Development provides landscaped areas, including deep planting, along a minimum length of 50% of street frontages.
Public realm

Development contributes to an active and safe ground level public realm along Thompson Street and Murray Street.

Development addresses and provides passive surveillance of its interface with the street and other adjoining public spaces, including land along Breakfast Creek.

Streetscape treatments facilitate pedestrian and cycle amenity and safety.

Development provides good pedestrian linkages to Perry Park.