Two-Tower Project Planned on Brisbane’s West End

By Elevator World | February 1, 2021

A developer is planning a two-tower, 470-unit residential project and riverside public space on a 1.1-ha tract in Brisbane, Australia’s West End, The Urban Developer reported in December 2020. The project, to be undertaken by Manly Properties, would involve dual 26-story buildings. One, with 21,000 m2 of space, would have 200 apartments, while the other,…

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Planned and nearly complete work on several high rises in and around the harbor city

By Elevator World | November 1, 2020

Greenland Centre Sydney Tops Out at 68 Stories A September ceremony marked the topping out of Greenland Centre Sydney (ELEVATOR WORLD, September 2017), a 68-story mixed-use skyscraper overlooking the city’s iconic harbor and evolving CBD, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) reported. The 245-m-tall tower, developed by Greenland Australia and designed by…

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Tall building news from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne

By Elevator World | September 1, 2020

Sydney Building Failures Prompt New Regulations on Developers In the wake of high-profile failures at two multistory residential buildings in Sydney, regulators in New South Wales (NSW) have been granted new powers to hold developers accountable for their projects, The Urban Developer reported in June. Earlier in the month, the NSW government approved two bills:…

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Planned Skyscraper in Sydney Suburb OK’d by Board

By Elevator World | July 1, 2020

A 69-story, mixed-use skyscraper planned for the western Sydney suburb of Parramatta, Australia, came a step closer to reality when the Parramatta Local Planning Panel approved a plan for a 217-m tower, the Daily Mail reported in April. The project, which would include an 11-story building next door, still must pass muster with the Parramatta…

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Major contract for Schindler in Melbourne;183-m-tall builiding for Sydney

By Elevator World | June 1, 2020

Schindler to Supply 176 Units for Melbourne Metro Schindler has won a contract to supply 103 escalators and 73 elevators for the Metro Tunnel Project in Melbourne, largest-ever public transportation project in the state of Victoria, the company announced in March. The project involves the construction of two 9-km rail tunnels and five new underground…

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Four-Tower Project Given Go-Ahead in Gold Coast, Australia

By Elevator World | May 1, 2020

The Gold Coast, Australia, City Council has approved a four-tower project for the Southport area, The Urban Developer reported in March. The project, by Sydney-based developer Aland, will bring 1,019 residential units, 137 short-term accommodation units, restaurants, retail, an event facility and a theater to the site at 91-101 Nerang Street and 22 Cougal Street.…

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Perth, Melbourne and Sydney see major projects.

By Elevator World | April 1, 2020

Country’s First thyssenkrupp iwalks Installed at Airports Australia’s first thyssenkrupp iwalks, including two of the longest ever produced at 92 m, are being installed at the Perth and Melbourne airports, the OEM announced in January. The 92-m units will serve the 280-m-long Skybridge at Perth Airport that links to a new train station. In total,…

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Optimum Performance

By Nathan Spithill | November 1, 2019

With strict requirements, Schindler provided escalator units to fit the needs of a new sports complex in Western Australia. Optus Stadium is a multipurpose entertainment facility east of the Perth Central Business District, on the Burswood Peninsula in Western Australia. The AUD1.8-billion (US$1.2-billion) project can accommodate up to 70,000 people and is surrounded by restaurants,…

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The Riverside Centre

By Norman Disney & Young | January 1, 2019

Attention to detail resulted in a modernization that has become a local industry benchmark. When the Riverside Centre opened in 1986, it was referred to as Brisbane’s first intelligent building for its technology and services. It was also considered the highest-quality building at the time in the Brisbane central business district (CBD). The original vertical-transportation…

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Contracts are awarded in Melbourne’s CBD, and a Gold Coast distributor wins an award.

By Elevator World | January 1, 2019

KONE to Modernize VT System in Office Tower KONE has been selected to modernize the vertical- transportation (VT) system at 385 Bourke in the central business district (CBD) of Melbourne. Slated for completion in late 2020, the contract consists of modernizing machines with the ReGenerateTM 800 solution, upgrading elevator doors with the ReNovaTM solution and…

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