Carseldine to receive vibrant new urban village

Published Sunday, 09 October, 2016 at 01:30 PM

Deputy Premier, Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister for Trade and Investment
The Honourable Jackie Trad

A vibrant urban village is set to transform the site of the former Queensland University of Technology campus in Carseldine with a $35 million first stage to include a dramatic tree-lined boulevard entrance.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning Jackie Trad said the project was an example of the Palaszczuk Government’s Advancing our Cities and Regions strategy.

“The Carseldine Urban Village site is a prime parcel of underutilised state land in the Fitzgibbon Priority Development Area,” Ms Trad said.

“Through our Advancing our Cities and Regions strategy, announced this week, we are creating an exciting transport-oriented community with a world-class urban design outcome.

“This initiative will breathe new life into the Carseldine area while delivering jobs, including 70 during construction, to North Brisbane.

“This project is a great example of how investing in community infrastructure, like public spaces and housing, can drive economic growth.

“The community will remain connected to the natural environment with the Kedron Wavell Ballpark and approximately 18 hectares of protected vegetation to be retained and a further 3.5 hectares of open space to be created.”

Minister for Transport and Member for Sandgate Stirling Hinchliffe said that the new urban village was an extension of the very successful Fitzgibbon Chase community. 

“The site, which is convenient to Carseldine train station, will expand on the model we established at Fitzgibbon and include some 900 homes for approximately 3,500 residents plus commercial and retail space,” Mr Hinchliffe said.

“The whole Fitzgibbon Priority Development Area demonstrates how smart thinking from governments can deliver affordable, sustainable housing and build a real sense of community.”

The redevelopment of the site is expected to be completed in four stages over four years.

Community consultation for the proposed development will be undertaken later this year.

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