Residents of The Duke apartments are extremely fortunate when it comes to transport with ferries, buses and trains all within easy walking distance. What better way to travel than by catching the Brisbane ferry or a CityCat service, whether for work or leisure. There are three ferry terminals here including Thornton Street, Holman Street and Dockside and a large proportion of Kangaroo Point residents use ferry as their principal mode of transport to work. Journeys to the CBD by ferry takes just 5 minutes.
Residents can also travel by bus, with journeys to the city taking on average 15 minutes. Buses also connect to the surrounding suburbs including Woolloongabba which is home to the Woolloongabba Bus Station, a major station on the South Eastern Busway.
With everything so conveniently close by, many residents also choose to walk and cycle. The Kangaroo Point Bikeway provides a pleasant walkway and bikeway adjacent to the Brisbane River. The Southeast Freeway Bikeway is also within easy reach and runs parallel to the Southeast Freeway from South Brisbane to Eight Mile Plains.
When it comes to education, then residents with children or those who work within the education sector will enjoy the close proximity to the various schools in the local area, including major tertiary institutions.
Within Kangaroo Point is the International Language School of Shafston International College and this is a major contributor for residential accommodation demand in the local area.
On the opposite side of the river is the Queensland University of Technology’s Garden’s Point Campus which is connected to Kangaroo Point by Goodwill Bridge as well as the CityCat and Ferry network. This campus is home to approximately 25,000 students.
Other schools close by include the Anglican Church Grammar School, St Laurence’s College and Brisbane State High School. The University of Queensland in St Lucia can also be reached by bus or the CityCat.
Although there is no major shopping centre in Kangaroo Point, residents are well catered for, for their everyday shopping needs through a number of convenience stores and small supermarkets including IGAX-press, Foodworks, Coles in Woolloongabba and Woolworths in Spring Hill.
Westfield Carindale is the major shopping centre for the region, just 15 minutes’ drive away. The centre is home to approximately 300 specialty retailers, food outlets, cafes, restaurants and professional services. For entertainment, then the cinema complex is the place to head to catch the latest movie release.
Kangaroo Point is also home to two of Brisbane’s most famous pubs – The Story Bridge Hotel and the Pineapple Hotel. Both hotels also have long-held reputations as being amongst the finest steak restaurants in Brisbane, and is definitely worth a venture if you don’t fancy cooking at home.
Other venues to head to include The Cliffs Café, the Dockside Comedy Club and the Brisbane Jazz Club. Residents are also within easy reach of South Bank Parklands which hosts an abundance of restaurants to try out.
Kangaroo Point residents are well catered for when it comes to healthcare. There are a great many public and private hospitals within walking distance, making this an appealing place for hospital professionals to live.
Hospitals include St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital and the Mater Hospital chain including Mater Private Hospital, Mater Hospital Brisbane, Mater Mothers’ Hospital and Mater Children’s Private Hospital.
One of the major highlights of buying an apartment within The Duke is that residents are within seconds of The Gabba. Here you can watch the latest sporting matches including Test Cricket and International Cricket, AFL and more. If you are lucky enough, you can watch the latest matches from your very own private balcony or level 16 rooftop.
Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park is also another main attraction which is home to the Kangaroo Point Bikeway as well as playgrounds, picnic tables, barbeques and viewing platforms. There are also three designated areas which you can book out for events and parties. Why not catch an early morning sunrise whilst out jogging or watch the sunset over a romantic picnic? For more adventurous types, then you could also go abseiling and climbing!
The Duke development comprises a total of 125 apartments over 15 levels, serviced by three lifts. Choose from a variety of one, two and three bedroom apartments with a choice of view lines overlooking The Gabba to the south or north towards the city. There are also scenic east and west facing views across the surrounding suburbs.
Residents will love the Resident Facilities which are a major draw, with two rooftops to enjoy. The Level nine rooftop features a stunning lap pool, BBQ dining and lounge space, sun lounge space as well as a productive herb and citrus garden which foodies will love.
The rooftop on level 16 has a tiered timber grandstand allowing breathtaking views into the Gabba Stadium allowing you to watch any sporting match for free! There is also an outdoor cinema screen here as well as BBQ bars, for the perfect evening entertainment.
Other resident facilities include sky gardens, a media / cinema room and bicycle storage so there’s no excuse not to get out on your bike and enjoy the local surroundings away from the dangers of road traffic.
Inside, apartments are generous in size and flooded with plenty of natural light. Be greeted by timber look flooring and elegant spaces where occupant comfort is given priority. Foodies can cook up a storm through the high quality Omega kitchen appliances, whilst the integrated dishwasher makes washing up a breeze, especially after having friends over for dinner. The design embraces the linear robust architectural composition and is tempered with marble look benchtops, soft timbers and leather trim.
Make use of private balconies all year round and soak up that beautiful subtropical climate that Brisbane is renowned for. When it gets too hot then the fully ducted air conditioning and ceiling fans will ensure you stay cool, both day and night.
Stay safe and secure with keyless entry at the building entrance with audio intercom, whilst residents have remote control access to the secure basement parking.
Get in early to choose from two distinct contemporary colour schemes to meet your individual needs and desires.
Kangaroo Point makes a great suburb to invest for a number of reasons. Firstly, the population is projected to grow by more than 3,850 persons by 2036. This will create a demand for more than 2,000 new dwellings.
Demand for rental properties within Kangaroo Point is also particularly high with 60% of all dwellings occupied by tenants in the 2011 Census, compared to the 33% recorded throughout Brisbane.
Due to its unique positioning, Kangaroo Point is also well positioned close to the CBD and employment nodes and attracts a large population of young and affluent working professionals. Many residents work within the professional medical industry due to the close proximity of the vast number of hospitals and health centres within walking distance. By 2031, an additional 65,000 new jobs are forecast to be created within the CBD, resulting in a workforce of more than 222,000 persons.
Over the past ten financial years, the median apartment price here has risen by an impressive average rate of 4 per cent per annum. The median apartment price now sits at just over $500,000, the first time since 2010.
The Duke Apartments are currently under construction with an expected completion date of August 2017.
If you would like to see which apartments are still available to buy and to view the latest pricing, you can view The Duke Apartments here.
You can also speak to our friendly and professional iBuyNew Property Consultants who can discuss the full details with you over the phone or in a meeting within our luxury offices. Call us today on 1300 123 463.