A new urban village comprising housing, public spaces and three intersection upgrades has received the go-ahead from the Queensland Government.

Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, Cameron Dick, said the approval of the development application for the master plan and Stage 1 of Carseldine Urban Village marks the beginning of four stages of development — a transformation that will create strong, long-term community benefits.

“The construction of new public spaces and housing will create local jobs and drive the economy forward,” Mr Dick said.

“Meanwhile, intersection upgrades at Zillmere Road and Dorville Road, Beams Road and Dorville Road roundabout, and the Carseldine Station park ’n’ ride entry on Beams Road, will help motorists.

“The approval follows community engagement and several comprehensive reports, including a traffic impact assessment, stormwater management and ecology report.

“This thorough analysis will ensure the proposed urban village is designed with the needs of residents and the local environment front of mind.

“Construction on the $6.5 million sport and recreation precinct is already underway, and soon we will see the creation of an entry boulevard into the precinct, and the subdivision of three master lots.

“The sport and recreation precinct is expected to be completed in mid-2019, with Stage 1 construction commencing after, so the community will maintain uninterrupted access to open space while works progress.”

Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) received 41 submissions during public notification for the Stage 1 and master plan development application.

Member for Aspley, Bart Mellish, said traffic congestion was a key issue identified by the community during consultation, and the detailed traffic studies recommended the upgrades as part of the urban village project.

“We’ve heard the community, we’re acting on their feedback, and these intersection upgrades will be beneficial for local residents,” Mr Mellish said.

“The development will also result in a vibrant village heart, including retail and social space, and plenty of new housing, with Stage 1 featuring around 50 terrace homes and a proposed retirement site for different levels of mobility.

“We’re also committed to the ongoing protection of native flora and fauna, and the rehabilitation of Cabbage Tree Creek.

“Thirty new termite and rot-proof nesting boxes will be installed in existing bushland, providing shelter for gliders, parrots and bats, while further conservation measures are to be introduced as works progress.”

EDQ will seek expressions of interest to establish construction partners for Carseldine Village Stage 1 before the end of November 2018.

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