The Residential Block, Brisbane
Aside from the Aurora Tower, which is the tallest
skyscraper in Brisbane at the moment, and other vertical
residential blocks, Brisbanites can also chose to live in
one of the horizontal residential blocks among the one
hundred eighty-nine suburbs in Brisbane.
Horizontal residential blocks in the suburbs of Brisbane
offer as many advantages to its inhabitants as the tall
residential buildings do to its occupants, who chose
vertical residences due to their proximity to the business
center and the general cosmopolitan lifestyle attached
residing in one. Aside from owning bigger spaces and being
able to enjoy a quieter atmosphere, inhabitants of suburban
residential blocks have more community facilities for
sports, recreation and other activities.
Together with their councils, inhabitants of residential
blocks in the suburbs endeavor to ensure the development and
management of parks and gardens for their and their pets’
enjoyment. Most suburbs also have community halls, bikeways,
walk trails, pools and other sports facilities that help
residents lead healthier lives that are still deeply
connected to the environment and the people around them.
These and other developments in neighborhoods are governed
by Brisbane’s City Plan
2000. This legal document contains
guidelines on the where, what and how of adding developments
in the suburbs. It takes into account the State Integrated
Planning Act of 1997.
Planned developments must go through the process of approval
by the Brisbane City Council who evaluates the project’s
location and environmental impact. This process ensures that
whatever developments are to be done in the suburbs, its
impact on the rest of the community will be carefully
studied and considered.