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Details of development/area/planning instrument 163-167 and 171-209 Queen Street, Brisbane.
The development application sought approval for:
  • 40 level commercial office tower and podium, providing an additional 69,403m2 of gross floor area on part of the existing Regent Theatre and Wintergarden Shopping Centre.
  • Internal and external refurbishment of existing Wintergarden shopping centre and Hilton Hotel.
  • Façade upgrade with pedestrian shelter to all street frontages.
  • Integrated basement, podium car park, and servicing areas.
  • Demolition of existing Elizabeth Street vehicular access ramps and pedestrian viaduct across Queen Street Mall.
Local government Brisbane City Council
Relevant state interest The Regent Theatre as a functional cinema complex makes a significant contribution to the amenity, harmony, and sense of community for the Brisbane region.
Reference number 2
Date on notice of direction (Reference number 2) 19 February 2009
Minister providing direction (reference number 2) Paul Lucas MP, Deputy Premier, Minister for Infrastructure and Planning
Direction (Reference number 2) Amendment to the following direction:
“In the event council intends to approve the application, Council is directed to attach to any development approval the conditions set out in the schedule to this notice.”
Reasons for giving direction (Reference number 2) Failure to protect the Regent Theatre as a functional cinema complex will have a significant negative impact on the amenity, harmony, and sense of community for the Brisbane region.
The current Regent Theatre entry in the QLD Heritage Register is limited to the Entry Foyer, Grand Foyer and marble staircase and does not extend to the four cinemas and associated areas.
The applicant’s amendments to the development application set out in its response to Councils request for information provided that a functional cinema complex will be retained on site.
The development can be conditioned to ensure it continues to make a significant contribution to the amenity, harmony, and sense of community for the Brisbane region.
Reference number 1
Date of notice on direction (Reference number 1) 25 February 2008
Direction (Reference number 1) Direct council to:
  1. Approve only that part of the application relating to a material change of use set out in the schedule to this notice; and
  2. Attach to any development approval relating to building work the condition set out in the schedule to this notice.
Reasons for giving direction (Reference number 1) Failure to protect the Regent Theatre as a functional cinema complex will have a significant negative impact on the amenity, harmony, and sense of community for the Brisbane region.
The current Regent Theatre entry in the QLD Heritage Register is limited to the Entry Foyer, Grand Foyer and marble staircase and does not extend to the four cinemas and associated areas.
The conditions set out in the schedule to this direction will complement the existing entry in the QLD Heritage Register by ensuring that the Regent Theatre can continue to contribute to the amenity, harmony, and sense of community of the Brisbane region as a functional cinema complex.

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