Proposed Morningside Development to Become Largest Independent Only Tap Garden in Australia

Following the approval of its $15-million Brewing Collaboration Centre, Brisbane Brew Partners’ proposed Morningside development is set to be the largest independent only tap garden in Australia.

Brisbane Brew Partners has acquired an additional 2,500 sqm site adjacent to their already approved brewing collaboration centre. They have already submitted a development application for the construction of the said project.

The current DA seeks the Council’s approval for a High Impact Industry, Shop, and Hotel. The development will serve as an extension of the previously approved application.

Plans for the Proposed Morningside Development

The existing approval for Brisbane Brew Partners involves a 200,000-litre capacity production for the facility.

In the current High Impact  Industry application, Brisbane Brew Partners is hoping that the Council’s will allow the facility to produce more than 200 tonnes of products per annum.

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According to a town planning assessment report, the hotel part of the application is best described as a Taphouse that also serves meals to the general public. Such business is becoming more common in Brisbane’s burgeoning beer scene.

Although the DA involves an application for a hotel, the proposed development does not include any accommodation.

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Plans for the expansion include the construction of a kitchen, bar, shop, amenities, and an outdoor dining area.

Local Support

Residents are supportive of the said development saying that Morningside and surrounding areas are growing and suburban breweries are great for the locals.

Previously, Council has approved a large-scale operation similar to the proposed development at 77 Metroplex Ave, Murarrie. Just like Brisbane Brew Partners’ application, the applicant for this project also sought Council’s approval to replace the approved Food and Drink Hotel component.

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Council has allowed this application to proceed straight to public notification, without Information Request or similar. This means that the Council supports such a use in the Industrial Zone.

To learn more about the proposed Morningside development, check out the Application Details for A004990322.


$15-Million Brewing Collaboration Centre proposed for Morningside

Morningside residents may soon witness the rise of a $15-million Brewing Collaboration Centre following Shaun Lockwood’s development application for Brisbane Brew Partners.

The proposed collaborative brewing centre aims to serve as an incubator brewery for new brewers, contract and gypsy brewers. It will have a 200,000-litre capacity, a boon to local production, as a way to augment the output of brewers that need more capacity.

Brisbane Brew Partners also targets to suit hospitality chains looking for their own beer brands, as wells as festival and event producers who want to have an event-specific beer.

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Brisbane’s Burgeoning Beer Scene

One of Lockwood’s mission in building the hub is to support upcoming brewers who can’t afford to have their own brewery yet. The brewing centre will provide them with the capacity to brew their own beer so they can focus on selling them.

The facility will also enable interstate brewers to brew their recipes in Queensland for the Queensland market.

Brisbane is set to have a major boost in its brewing sector since, on top of the $15-million brewing collaboration centre, a $30-million riverfront brewery is also opening in Murarrie in the first quarter of 2019.

Read: Scottish Beer Giant BrewDog to Open a $30-M Riverfront Brewery in Murarrie

“If You Can’t Find It, Build It.”

Lockwood is previously known for developing a successful chain of childcare centres when he and his wife couldn’t find quality childcare in their area. Guided by his principle, “If you can’t find it, build it,” the family established a family day-care of their own.

Applying the same approach to his brewing centre, he was inspired to boost the Australian craft beer scene by supporting Brisbane’s burgeoning brewing scene.

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Lockwood is confident that the development application will be approved. He is hoping that it will be given a go soon as the Morningside facility is scheduled to open in December 2018.

For more information and updates visit the Brisbane Brew Partners website or check out their Facebook page.