South Brisbane will get a 33-storey residential tower with a 120-metre waterfall, after an Aria Property Group development application was given the green light on Friday.

Brisbane City Council received the development application in April last year. The building at 70 Hope Street will go ahead despite objections from the West End Community Association over the potential spray impact of the waterfall.

The waterfall will be made up of a series of single-storey water features rather than a single cascade.

The council’s city planning chairman Matthew Bourke talked up the development in the Brisbane Times on Friday. “In addition to the units which will overlook [the] city skyline and South Bank, the development will include ground-floor cafes and retail and office space,” he said.

Other features of the development are a large car park, a community garden, children’s play spaces, a cinema and an amphitheatre.

The new building doubles down on Aria’s presence in South Brisbane, which has been a driving force in Fish Lane’s evolution from forgotten back alley to one of the city’s buzziest precincts.