The Queensland Government has announced the first stage of a new urban village in the northern suburb of Carseldine. The development is part of the ‘Advancing our Cities and Regions’ strategy.
The first stage of the project will focus on introducing a tree-lined boulevard and entrance, as the first of four stages in the four-year construction timeline.
The mixed-use village will be built along a busway an will be near the Carseldine train station. Part of the goal is to make the village a public transport-based community combined with significant open space.
The hope is that the initiative will kick start development and activity in the area. The plan resembles the first of three parts in an original master-plan called the Fitzgibbon Urban Development Area Structure Plan which was proposed by the previous Labor government in 2011.
The completed project will include 900 residential dwellings capable of accommodating 3,500 new residents, along with extra commercial and retail space.
Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning Jackie Trad says the village will provide 70 jobs during construction, along with more jobs through the retail and commercial sectors following completion.
“This project is a great example of how investing in community infrastructure, like public spaces and housing, can drive economic growth.” Ms Trad said.
Construction on the development is expected to start early 2017.