New Childcare Center to Rise near Bald Hills Mosque

Bald Hills Islamic Educational Organisation Ltd. has submitted a development application for a 110-place childcare centre next to its mosque on Lacey Road in response to a growing need in the area.

Documents submitted to Council (DA A005838521) showed that whilst the organisation owns the property, the childcare center will operate separately from the mosque. The development application also seeks a subdivision of the organisation’s lot, from which the new site will be dedicated solely for the childcare centre. 

The proposed building will be a single storey facility with 22 parkings spaces, an outdoor play area, a piazza, and a reception area, as well as kitchen and laundry space. There will be seven activity rooms for the kids with two sections specifically for babies up to 15 months old. 

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The childcare centre will be built in a low-density residential area with projected hours of operation from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., if Council approves the plans. 

According to a report of the pre-lodgement meetings, there is an increasing demand for childcare centres in Brisbane’s north due to the growth in the area. Per an assessment by Business Geographics, “the local market could support an additional 150-200 licensed places without resulting in a significant or long-term oversupply of places.”

Bald Hills Islamic Educational Organisation Ltd, which has been running the mosque for decades, received approval to add more structures in the complex. Whilst the location is near a koala habitat mapping, the assessment report cited that the subdivision, reconfiguration, and construction of the childcare centre will retain “as many trees as possible.”