EDQ Seeks Expressions Of Interest For Carseldine Village Stage 1 Construction

EDQ Seeks Expressions Of Interest For Carseldine Village Stage 1 Construction

Queensland Minister for Planning Cameron Dick

Green Light For Stage 1 Of Carseldine Urban Village

Victor P Taffa

Development application for the master plan and Stage 1 of Carseldine Urban Village has been approved, which will see new housing options, public spaces and three intersection upgrades delivered for the area.

Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said the approval marks the beginning of 4 stages of development a transformation that will create strong, long-term community benefits.

“Construction of new public spaces and housing will create local jobs and drive the economy forward.” Minister Dick said.

“Meanwhile, intersection upgrades at Zillmere Road and Dorville Road, Beams Road and Dorville Road roundabout, and the Carseldine Station park ’n’ ride entry on Beams Road will help motorists.”

“Approval follows community engagement and several comprehensive reports, including a traffic impact assessment, stormwater management and ecology report.” Minister Dick said.

“This thorough analysis will ensure the proposed urban village is designed with the needs of residents and the local environment front-of-mind.”

“Construction on the $6.5 Million sport and recreation precinct is already underway, and soon we will see the creation of an entry boulevard into the precinct, and the subdivision of three master lots.”

“Sport and recreation precinct are expected to be completed in mid-2019, with Stage 1 construction commencing after, so the community will maintain uninterrupted access to open space while works progress.” Minister Dick said.

Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) received 41 submissions during public notification for the Stage 1 and master plan development application.

Member for Aspley Bart Mellish said traffic congestion was a key issue identified by the community during consultation, and the detailed traffic studies recommended the upgrades as part of the urban village project.

“We’ve heard the community, we’re acting on their feedback, and these intersection upgrades will be beneficial for local residents.” Mr. Mellish said.

“Development will also result in a vibrant village heart including retail and social space, and plenty of new housing, with Stage 1 featuring around 50 terrace homes and a proposed retirement site for different levels of mobility.”

“We’re also committed to the ongoing protection of native flora and fauna, and the rehabilitation of Cabbage Tree Creek.”

“30 new termite and rot proof nesting boxes will be installed in existing bushland, providing shelter for gliders, parrots and bats, while further conservation measures are to be introduced as works progress.” Mr. Mellish said.

EDQ will seek expressions of interest to establish construction partners for Carseldine Village Stage 1 before the end of November 2018.