Project Description

Quay North, Hope Island

Client: Baycrown

Year Completed: 2016

Quay North comprises 2 luxury residential towers with a prime waterfront address on Hope Island, Gold Coast.

Bennett + Bennett recently assisted Baycrown Pty Ltd in obtaining development approvals for impact assessable low and medium rise apartment buildings in Hope Island on the Gold Coast. Designed by Freespace Design Architects, the infill project involves the construction of two contemporary apartment buildings totalling 101 units. The apartment complex comprises a five storey building and a three storey building designed to capture the amenity of the locality including highly desirable views to the adjoining waterways, and locational aspects with the site in close proximity to infrastructure and services.

Key planning issues resolved in the course of the application included justification of building height (from 2 storeys to 5 storeys) and increases in density, urban design to address the Hope Island Master Plan, communal open space and landscape provisions, Architectural design and amenity expectations, car parking and servicing designs.

The proposal successfully sought negotiation for a number of complex planning matters including resolution of the former Hope Island Master Plans urban design outcomes, building heights and density outcomes, detailed design matters such as architectural expression, building setbacks and provision of the boardwalk. The proposal represents a collaboration of the consulting team and Council in achieving a high quality residential product, commensurate with planning outcomes afforded to the locality.


  • Town Planning
    • Pre-lodgement meeting
    • Development application
    • Information response
    • Public notification
    • Approval/condition negotiation

Image Source: Baycrown