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Spirit Gold Coast – Top Down Construction Underway

JENSEN BOWERS is working with principal contractor Keller and Mainland Civil on Spirit in Surfers Paradise in preparation for the construction of foundations which will ultimately develop into the proposed 89-level tower. A milestone was reached this week with the plunging of the first precast column. The process includes boring an 1800 mm diameter circular shaft deep into … read more

Breaking News: Draft South East Queensland Regional Plan Released

Draft South East Queensland Regional Plan Released Jackie Trad MP has today released the Draft South East Queensland Regional Plan for public consultation. Submissions are open until the 3rd March 2017. The draft plan and how to have your say can be viewed here. JB Senior Planner, Andrew McLean has said: “With the continued and accelerated growth South … read more

Corinda Retirement Development, Aura Australia

Jensen Bowers would like to congratulate our client, Aura Management Australia Pty Ltd, on its recent acquisition of a retirement living village in Corinda, Brisbane. The retirement village, named Kingsford Terrace, is located at 260 Cliveden Ave and has a current approval for a substantial redevelopment, which has now commenced. Led by Planning Manager, Ben Haynes, Jensen Bowers’ planning team assisted … read more

Brisbane City Council Incentives for Retirement Living and Aged Care Accommodation

Brisbane City Council (BCC) has identified an urgent need to respond to the looming Retirement Living and Aged Care accommodation crisis by providing immediate incentives and amendments to the planning framework. A Taskforce established by the Lord Mayor outlines a number of initiatives to encourage retirement living development and ensure older Brisbane residents the option to ‘age in place’. BCC’s immediate initiatives … read more

Jensen Bowers explores new opportunities and innovative Geospatial technologies

Managing Director of Jensen Bowers and Geoimage, Tony Evans, is attending tomorrow’s launch of WorldView-4 (WV-4) – the newest high-resolution commercial satellite to join the world’s leading constellation. The satellite, owned by DigitalGlobe, will orbit at an altitude 617km above the earth and capture up to 680,000 sq km daily at 30cm resolution. WV-4 will significantly … read more

Ashgrove Golf Club retirement living development

After initially identifying the opportunities for retirement living with Ashgrove Golf Club, Jensen Bowers’ surveyors and town planners are now part of the project team delivering this visionary development. In the wake of Australia’s ageing population, Ashgrove Golf Club’s proposal seeks to create a new “lifestyle hub” for seniors. The joint-venture, with retirement operator Retire Australia, will deliver … read more

Child Care Development Boom in Queensland

Jensen Bowers Planning Manager and expert development advisor, Ben Haynes, is witnessing a boom in Early Childhood and Child Care centre development in Queensland. In a recent interview with Channel 7, Childcare facility boom headed to south east, easing waiting lists, which aired last week, Ben revealed the development hot spots and new centres around Brisbane. … read more

Jensen Bowers gains approval for Chevron Island development

Jensen Bowers is delighted to announce our successful application for a major development on Stanhill Drive, Chevron Island, approved by Gold Coast City Council. The decision made during yesterday’s Full Council meeting approves a 41-storey, multi-residential development comprising 210 apartments for client AUS MOD Pty Ltd. AUS MOD’s CEO, David Murray, engaged Jensen Bowers’ experienced Town Planners to coordinate, … read more

Have your say on unit development in Toowoomba – closing soon!

There are only three days left to have your say on Toowoomba Regional Council’s proposal to down-zone significant areas of land around commercial centres from the Multiple Unit zone to the Neighbourhood Character zone. There is evidence that with a flexible approach, character houses can be protected and co-exist with vital infill higher density residential development. Jensen … read more

JB opens new office in Bundall, Gold Coast

JENSEN BOWERS is pleased to confirm the opening of our new Bundall office, on Queensland’s Gold Coast. This represents another exciting step for Jensen Bowers after the opening of our Sydney office last month. We now have full time representation in these two important locations to service the ever-increasing demand for our professional services in … read more