Metroplex on Gateway demonstrates a high level of initiative and design innovation combining industrial land uses with environmental imperatives. Sustainability in the context of Metroplex On Gateway was approached differently than other projects.
The design and development of Metroplex on Gateway recognised the triple bottom line: robust economic environmental and social development.
Master planning responded to visual analysis of the site and emphasised significant external and internal landmarks such as the Brisbane River, Wetlands and the Gateway Bridge. Master planning for Metroplex On Gateway separated land use requirements into simple categories.
- Public Facilities
- Wetlands & Associated Parks
- River Edge opens space and facilities
- General Industry
- Light Industry
- Commercial / Retail Business Uses
Central to the Metroplex On Gateway Masterplan was the creation of an extensive parkland area based on the existing wetlands Open space forms the spine of the Masterplan with the developable areas divided into precincts for each of the land use categories listed above
Metroplex On Gateway’s open space has two distinct functions. The first is wetland reserve, managing external and internal stormwater while requiring a distinct landscape character. The second is river edge open space, with its function of balancing development, the Brisbane River interface and the surrounding community.
The image of Metroplex On gateway has therefore been based on its environmental features. Vistas and view lines direct your attention towards the dominant structure of the nationally recognisable Gateway Bridge, strengthened as a deliberate feature of the image of Metroplex On Gateway.