Approved – Neighbourhood Centre and Mixed Use Residential Community – (Keperra Quarry) 1004 Samford Road & 469 Settlement Road, Keperra
Approved by the Brisbane City Council Planning Committee in October 2017, the development application was lodged in 2016 for a Neighbourhood Centre and Mixed Use Residential Community, located at Keperra Quarry, 1004 Samford Road & 469 Settlement Road, Keperra.
The proposal is ultimately for the redevelopment of the 490,126sqm Keperra Quarry by way of producing a new Structure Plan to vary the effect of the Brisbane City Plan 2014.
The proposal is to set up the overall redevelopment of the subject site, ceased quarrying activities and the establishment of a number of residential precincts, a non-residential precinct, new access locations, pedestrian/cycle networks and open space networks.
Formally, the application is for a Preliminary Approval only (not a development permit) for Material Change of Use to vary the effect of the Brisbane City Plan 2014 in accordance with the Keperra Quarry Structure Plan.
The Structure Plan involves:
– Provision of an integrated master planned community establishing a Neighbourhood Centre
– Cessation of all quarrying activities on the site;
– Provision of an integrated master planned community establishing a Zones and Open space;
– The proposed zoning of the site will ultimately allow for a maximum yield of 300 residential allotments and 400 residential units;
– A local neighbourhood centre with an ultimate gross floor area of up to 3,000sqm for centre activity uses;
– Direct access off Samford Road, with a new Neighbourhood Access Road proposed through the centre of the site which will link onto Settlement Road;
– Provision of high quality landscape treatments including public parkland throughout the site;
– Retention of existing significant vegetation at the southern extent of the site;
– Servicing of the site through extension of existing urban services.
New Zoning Proposed
– The proposed Conservation Zone has been located over the most ecologically valuable portion of the site, and will maintain the area for environmental purposes.
– The Open Space Zone has been located in locations suitable for parkland and stormwater treatment and detention.
– The Sport and Recreation Zone follows the location of a number of existing trails, and given the slope of the zone it is considered it will ultimately be suited to mountain biking or the like.
– The Low -Medium Density Residential Zone and Medium Density Residential Zone are located in the portions of the site generally free from bushfire hazard, slope hazards and environmental values.
– The Neighbourhood Centre Zone has been located in a hazard free portion of the site and has been co-located with the existing centre.
RPS Australia East states that “This application establishes that the proposed subject site is able to be stabilise and is suitable future residential and centre development. The site is well located in the existing residential neighbourhood and is expected to cater for a reasonable part of the future residential demand. The development includes suitable measures to limit potential fire hazards on new allotments. Environmental values will be retained in the southern portion of the site. High quality pocket parks and community open space areas are also proposed throughout the site. The proposed development is considered to provide a high quality mixed use community that caters to existing constraints, environmental values and positively contribute to the amenity of the surrounding area”.
The application was lodged 31 March 2016 @ 1004 Samford Road & 469 Settlement Road, Keperra. Source: Application Report, Landscape Intent and Structure Plan were prepared by RPS Australia East and available for review from BCC pdonline, see Council reference: A004353123 for more information.