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    Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning
    The Honourable Cameron Dick

    New sport and recreation precinct approved for Carseldine

    Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning
    The Honourable Cameron Dick

    Friday, May 04, 2018

    New sport and recreation precinct approved for Carseldine

    Construction will soon begin on a new $6.5 million sport and recreation precinct at Carseldine including three new soccer fields with flood lights, volleyball courts, tennis courts, a cricket pitch and practice nets, children’s playground, exercise equipment, barbecues and an off-leash dog park.

    Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said the development application for the new facilities on the site of the Carseldine Urban Village had received approval.

    “Construction of the four-hectare sport and recreation precinct will begin soon with the aim of having the fields open in early 2019,” Mr Dick said.

    “The precinct will provide open space that caters for recreational uses and supports the future development of sport and active lifestyle in the area.

    “Smart technology will be installed enabling clubs to operate sporting field lights from their smartphone, and there will be Clean Cube smart rubbish bins that have solar powered compaction, holding up to eight times more waste than traditional bins.

    “The precinct will promote health, happiness and wellbeing and Economic Development Queensland has undertaken extensive community consultation to ensure the right facilities are provided for the community.”

    Member for Aspley Bart Mellish said the new sports precinct will be a huge improvement to what’s currently on the site.

    “This will be a great boost for locals who currently use the grounds as well as anyone looking to get move more active in the area,” Mr Mellish said.

    Vice President of the Baptist Football Queensland, Grant Newsome, said his football club has been highly anticipating the approval for the new grounds, and couldn’t wait for construction to commence.

    “The fields and facilities we use are in a tired state, and we are so excited about being able to use the new, purpose-built fields, the players aren’t going to know themselves,” Mr Newsome said.

    “I feel these new facilities are really going to bring new energy to our games and to our competition, and we’re hoping it will encourage more community participation.”

    Mr Dick said the next step for the Carseldine Urban Village is to seek planning approval for Stage 1, which will include a boulevard entrance, and the subdivision of three master lots.

    The application also seeks preliminary approval of the master plan and three external intersection upgrades - Zillmere Road and Dorville Road, Beams Road and Dorville Road roundabout and the Carseldine Station park’n’ride entry on Beams Road.

    “Economic Development Queensland has submitted its development application for Stage 1 today, which will see around 50 homes created and a proposed retirement site that could contain a mix of 150 townhouse and apartments for different levels of mobility,” Mr Dick said.

    “Several comprehensive reports, including a traffic impact assessment, stormwater management and ecology report, have been undertaken to ensure the proposed urban village is designed and planned with the surrounding environment front-of-mind.”

    Mr Mellish said the approval of the sporting precinct and the release of the Stage 1 plans clearly showed the State Government had listened to the community.

    “When I was elected I undertook to listen to locals and see how we could improve the project, and by preserving more green space on the western side of the site, the Palaszczuk Government has managed to do just that,” Mr Mellish said.

    “As part of the formal assessment process, a public submission period of 20 business days is expected to commence in late June, where the community can have their say on the proposed development.

    “All reports and information are available online now through Economic Development Queensland’s development assessment website. I encourage the community to read the detailed information which the development proposal is based around, and have their say,” he said.

    For those without computer access the documents will be available to be read at two information sessions on 21 June, 6-8pm, and 23 June, 10am-12noon, at Tavernetta Function Centre at Carseldine. 

    The development application for Stage 1 can be viewed by searching for application DEV2018/932 here:

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