Brisbane’s next urban village creates jobs

One hundred and eighty jobs will be created during the construction of Brisbane’s newest riverside development, Yeerongpilly Green.

Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said expressions of interest had been called for Stage One of the new development that would provide a timely boost to Brisbane’s construction sector and create a thriving new urban community.

“Yeerongpilly Green is expected to generate approximately 180 jobs during construction and delivers on our government’s commitment to provide better infrastructure and planning in Queensland,” Mr Seeney said.

“The new precinct will offer excellent lifestyle advantages, including access to nearby recreational facilities such as the Queensland Tennis Centre, golf courses and children’s playgrounds”.

The Yeerongpilly Green site between the Queensland Tennis Centre and Yeerongpilly Railway Station is just 7km from the Brisbane CBD and will incorporate residential, retail and commercial spaces, parks, plazas, and cyclist and pedestrian-friendly streets.

“I encourage the private sector to submit expressions of interest for Stage One and seize upon a rare opportunity to revitalise this quality Brisbane site,” Mr Seeney said.

The release to market of Stage One of Yeerongpilly Green follows the State Government’s finalisation of the Yeerongpilly Transit Oriented Development planning framework that regulates development of the 14 hectare state-owned site.

The land offer includes over 4.6 hectares suitable for development, comprising 10 lots with the potential to accommodate over 260 new residential apartments; 8,750 m2 of retail space and 9,800 mof commercial space. Historic buildings on the site will be protected and revitalised as part of the development.

Mr Seeney said the call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) followed rigorous community consultation conducted earlier this year.

“The Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning reviewed 76 submissions from members of the community, local businesses, organisations and elected representatives,” he said.

“A series of ‘talk to a planner’ sessions was also held on the Yeerongpilly TOD site and at the local railway station.”

Expressions of Interest close at 2pm on 6 November 2014.

Source: News Release, Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney, 02 October 2014

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