Car Park Proposed at Abandoned Post Delivery Centre in Albion

The site of an abandoned delivery centre used by the Australian Post in Albion may soon become a car park garage and warehouse depot. 

Developer Reeljez Pty Ltd submitted a development application with the Brisbane City Council to transform the site on Lever St as a car park for commuters and residents who have been parking in the streets. The warehouse facility, on the other hand, is for storing materials for construction projects in the inner northeast suburbs. 

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Despite the rezoning of the area for residential use, the developer nixed plans to build a large medium-density residential building. Instead, Reeljez Pty Ltd optioned a Material Change since the company deemed a residential development is “commercially premature” at this time. 

The abandoned site has an existing car park with 31 slots but Reeljez Pty Ltd said that, if approved,  this new facility will be electronic and managed on a day-to-day basis. Customers of the car park will also be allowed to use the space until 7:00 p.m. only. 

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But the Council informed the developer during the pre-lodgement meeting on 29 July 2020 to submit a strategic framework demonstrating how it plans to correct the issues seen, given that the area is for residential use. The parking and warehouse might also generate non-residential traffic that could lead to conflicts with pedestrians on Lever St and the nearby streets.