NEW SUBURBS IN PIPELINE
SIX new suburbs are on the table for Logan City as an expected influx of residents looks set to splinter semirural Jimboomba into new urban and residential centres.
Flagstone is at the centre of all the activity, with jointventure partners Peet Limited and MTAA Super this week announcing subdivision approval encompassing 714 residential blocks and three commercial lots.
It is the first stage of a masterplanned area that, by 2045, will have 12,000 residential dwellings, a 100ha town centre and be home to more than 30,000 people.
Earlier this year, a boundary change to Yarrabilba created Kairabah, Logan’s 64th suburb.
New suburbs are also proposed for the Greater Flagstone area – one of only four large-scale Future City Priority Development Areas in southeast Queensland.
Two of the six proposed suburbs – Flagstone and Silverbark Ridge – take in the Peet/MTAA development.
The Department of Natural Resources and Mines is yet to hold public consultation on the suburb proposal.
The Peet/MTAA Flagstone landholdings span both sides of the Brisbane-Sydney rail line, and construction on a temporary bridge next month will allow the public to view the western side for the first time.
The main business district is 16ha on the eastern side of the train line, and 110ha on the western side, with potential for buildings up to 12 storeys.
Peet Limited chief executive Brendan Gore said the subdivision approval was a major milestone for the project, and preliminary construction work was expected to start in the June 2015 quarter.
Work is continuing on subdivision approvals for the balance of the Flagstone land, with the next phase of more than 1200 lots expected to be approved by the end of 2015.
“Flagstone is a big project, and big projects take time to be fully realised,” Mr Gore said.
“Over the past four years we have been preparing, exploring, engaging and becoming part of the community to ensure we really understand the aspirations of the people who will make Flagstone home.
“It is very rewarding to see how far we have come and to be on the brink of breaking ground.”
The first homesites are due to be available for purchase by September.
Peet has already seen success with its first village, Flagstone Rise – on the eastern side of the new development – close to sellout. Home to 4000 residents, plus shops and schools, Flagstone Rise’s final lots are expected to be sold by the end of the year.
Logan City Council planning and development committee chairwoman Councillor Cherie Dalley said Logan’s population was forecast to reach up to 500,000 in the next 15 to 20 years, and much of that growth would be in areas such as Flagstone.
She said jobs created in the commercial centre would be vital to the future of the region.
MAJOR MILESTONE:MILEST Subdivision approval has paved the way for further develoment at Flagstone.