QLD Beenleigh Mixed Use commercial & resi Highrises approved (12-15 story)

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    5th Jul, 2015
    Beenleigh skyline set to undergo dramatic changes after Logan City Council approves high-rises

    BEENLEIGH’S skyline is set to undergo a dramatic change with Logan City Council approving the development of a number of high-rise buildings in the town’s CBD.

    The major development of three 12 to 15-storey buildings and two four-storey buildings is being planned by Cromcorp Pty Ltd for the corner of Alamein St and Market Place Drive,

    The mixed use residential retirement and aged care village is set to include a shopping centre, medical centre, childcare centre, commercial offices, a 680-seat three-theatre Cineplex and cafe precinct.

    Communal residential facilities including therapy rooms, day spa and pool, gardens and outdoor recreational areas are also in the plans.

    It is understood the block of land, which has never been developed, was purchased by retail giants Metcash in 2004 but there is a contract subject to approval in place.

    Logan City Mayor Pam Parker said the development would bring long-term benefits.

    “With accommodation for about 1000 residents and up to 1500 jobs being created from this single development, we are seeing the longer-term economic benefits from investing in community infrastructure such as the Beenleigh Town Square,” she said.

    “The message for investors is that the City of Logan is going ahead in leaps and bounds as the place to do business, invest and live.”

    Cromcorp Pty Ltd managing director Greg Poole said the residential component would comprise 450 independent living units in one and two-bedroom and studio apartment configurations, as well as 300 residential aged care rooms.

    “We’re going to build an integrated village with facilities and multiple levels of care within the development to cater for people of all ages — consistent with the ‘ageing in place’ concept,” he said.

    “Located on an ‘island site’ of just under two hectares — bounded by Main St, Alamein St, Market Place Drive and Intercity Circuit — the site is in walking distance to public transport and shopping.”

    Councillor Jennie Breene (Div 12) said the proposed development was exciting for the region, given the Town Square was only officially opened by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull last month.

    “I can’t tell you ... this will be the start of big things for Beenleigh, so this is great,” she said.

    “To be honest, (a cinema) has been talked about for 20 years so to be able to have this delivered is fantastic.

    “The obvious (benefit) is the economic benefit to the town centre and that was why we created the Beenleigh Town Square, so to have this just on the edge of the city centre is going to be fantastic.”

    Beenleigh-Yatala Chamber of Commerce director Kerry Armstrong told the Albert & Logan News the development would be great for kids in the Beenleigh community.

    “This precinct is one that will bring people from around the region to Beenleigh which will only help the economy,” he said.

    “This will be the first cinema in Beenleigh so it will be great to have something else for the kids to do in the school holidays and weekends — it should help keep them out of mischief.

    “To be honest I don’t think there are a great deal of things for kids to do around the area — it’s why we’ve been pushing for a swimming pool.”

    Cromcorp Pty Ltd was established in Australia in 1985 with the backing of New Zealand-based Brierley Cromwell Property.

    the company was behind the Mt Gravatt Homemaker Centre next to Harvey Norman.

    A start and finish date for the towers has not yet been revealed.

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