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    Attorney-General, Minister for Local Government and Special Minister of State
    The Honourable Paul Lucas

    Sod turning marks significant step forward for Circa Nundah

    Attorney-General, Minister for Local Government and Special Minister of State
    The Honourable Paul Lucas

    Thursday, June 09, 2011

    Sod turning marks significant step forward for Circa Nundah

    Deputy Premier Paul Lucas and Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Member for Lilley Wayne Swan today joined developers Property Solutions to turn the first sod at Nundah’s master-planned community, Circa Nundah.

    The sod turning marks the commencement of construction on the second stage of the development, which when complete will transform the heart of Nundah Village into a $271 million mixed-use development boasting offices, shops, apartments and a central plaza.

    At the sod turning today, Mr Lucas said this milestone was another significant step in the transformation of Nundah’s centre into a modern, accessible transit-orientated community.

    “This project is exactly the kind of project the Bligh Government is encouraging – with integrated transport, shopping & businesses co-located where people live,” Mr Lucas said.

    “It has obvious benefits for traffic congestion and for people’s lifestyles – cutting cars on the road and time travelling to and from homes and businesses, and most importantly with a strong link to the train station.

    “Transit orientated development is an important component in delivering the Queensland Government’s South East Queensland Regional Plan, with an additional 125,000 residents expected to call Brisbane home in the next ten years.

    “Appropriate infill developments such as this help to protect our State’s natural amenity and environment, whilst providing employment and housing opportunities for future generations.

    “Circa Nundah will help contribute towards the 138,000 extra infill dwellings Brisbane is expected to deliver by 2031 to cope with population growth.”

    Mr Lucas said the construction of Circa Nundah would create 276 full time construction jobs.

    Mr Swan said this development would transform the Nundah area, providing both housing and valuable office space away from the congested CBD.

    “This development should provide a secure future for the many small businesses that call Nundah home,” Mr Swan said.

    “This investment right here in Nundah shows great faith in our local area and economy.”

    Circa Nundah is located on a prime 2.5 hectare site which borders Sandgate Road and Station and Aspinall Streets.

    The initial stage of Circa Nundah – construction of a supermarket and shopping centre – is complete.

    Work has now commenced on the second stage which includes an office tower and the first residential release, Circa One, which will comprise 84 apartments. This stage will be complete in late 2012.

    Stage three will commence in 2012 and will include two additional residential buildings, Circa Two and Circa Three, comprising 225 apartments. New ground level retail areas will be created to complement the existing shopping centre and there will also be a central tree-lined plaza. This third stage will be complete in 2013.


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