Carseldine Childcare Centre Aims for 5-Star Green Rating

A proposed childcare centre in Carseldine is aiming for a five-star green rating from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) as part of the development’s commitment to sustainability, environmental stewardship, social responsibility, leadership, and innovation.

Getting a Green Star

A Green Star rating provides independent verification that a facility is sustainable. Green Star-certified buildings have been found to recycle 96 per cent of their construction waste, compared to less than 60 per cent for the average construction project.

As a facility with a potential five-star green rating, the Carseldine childcare centre is expected to cover specific aspects of a sustainable building design, construction or performance. It will undergo an independent assessment panel to ascertain that it meets the Green Star benchmarks of the GBCA. 

Design and Details

Photo Credit: Development Application/EDQ

The facility will be built within the Carseldine Urban Village, a project under Economic Development Queensland. ALTO Architects designed the single-storey childcare centre in Carseldine to accommodate 98 children.

The centre will have six activity rooms and four large outdoor play areas, including a covered outside space. The proposal also includes 22 car parking spaces, landscaping and a vehicle and pedestrian access to Plaza Place through Promenade Street.

Photo Credit: Development Application/EDQ

Carseldine Childcare Developments Pty Ltd will manage the facility whilst Town Planning Alliance is in charge of the development, per PDA DEV2021/1238.  

Photo Credit: Development Application/EDQ

The childcare centre will be located east of a newly-established sports and recreation centre, dubbed The Green, and near the Rockpool residential precinct within the Carseldine Urban Village. 

Per EDQ, the proposal was properly submitted in early November 2021 and is still awaiting a decision. 

“The Green” at Carseldine Urban Village Now Open

The first cricket match has been played at “The Green,” marking the official opening of the newest sports and recreation precinct at Carseldine Urban Village.

The ceremonial coin toss for the Bracken Ridge and Brookfield United cricket match was officiated by Member for Aspley Bart Mellish who said that The Green will become  Carseldine community’s social and sporting hub.

“The Green is a fantastic space for adults and children to play and train, and will encourage more local residents to get out and get active,” he said.

The $6.5-million precinct, Mr Mellish said, utilised the latest innovative power and water-saving technology which include an automated LED floodlights and an internal weather monitor guided irrigation control system.

The eSwitch lighting control system, he added, is linked to a “BrightSport,” a booking app which allows the sporting fields to be booked with or without lighting. A unique password is provided, once the field is booked, to allow the app user to turn the lights on and off.

Features of The Green include: three soccer fields, two volleyball courts, two dual purpose tennis/netball courts, a half-court basketball court, an outdoor ping pong table,  and a turf cricket pitch and practice nets.

The brand new sports and recreation precinct also boasts of an all abilities playground, yoga lawn, exercise lawn, amenities block, and barbecues and shaded seating, plus over 120 new car parking spaces.

The Green at Carseldine Urban Village Now Open
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“It’s very exciting to have a new cricket field to play on and we hope the facilities inspire more people to join local sporting clubs and live a healthy and active lifestyle,” Bracken Ridge District Cricket Club Treasurer Keane White said. 

“There will be more opportunities for junior and senior cricketers to play and train at night, and being able to turn the lights on and off automatically will save sporting club volunteers a lot of time.”

Another upcoming infrastructure, to be undertaken by Davbridge Constructions, is the connecting pedestrian and cycle bridge between Carseldine Urban Village and Aspley State High School.

Construction of the bridge is expected to commence in late January and be completed by mid-2020.

Call for High-quality Development EOIs at Carseldine Urban Village Released

Two expressions of interest (EOIs) invitations have been opened to find developers who will deliver high-quality and well-designed homes and retirement and aged care accommodation at Carseldine Urban Village.

“We’re conducting a two-stage competitive process to make sure we have the skills and experience on site to deliver the diverse living options needed to achieve our vision,” Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said in his statement.

“One EOI is calling for builders to join a panel to be able to build terrace homes at Carseldine Urban Village, while the second EOI is seeking interest from developers and retirement operators for land available to purchase and develop,” Mr Dick said.

The 9,000+-sqm retirement site could contain around 150 mixed dwellings for all levels of mobility.

“It’s also great to see there’s an emphasis on affordability, and the adoption of sustainable features such as rooftop solar and battery storage systems,” Member of Aspley Bart Mellish said.

“Planning for the urban village has focused on creating a well-connected community where residents can walk between residential and recreational areas, with ample transport options available.

“By ensuring the streetscape is attractive and inviting, with wide footpaths and shady trees, the resulting development will be an area that every local can enjoy.”

EOI under Builder Panel Carseldine Urban Village will be closing on 5 February 2019 whilst the EOI under Sale of Retirement Site, Carseldine Urban Village will close on 5 March 2019.

Shortlisted EOI proponents will be invited to submit a request for proposal (RFP). By May 2019, the final builder panel of successful proponents is expected to be announced. The announcement of the successful developer(s) for the retirement site, on the other hand, will be by mid-2019.

Flythrough animation of Carseldine Urban Village

Video Credit: Brisbane Development / YouTube

About Carseldine Urban Village

The Carseldine Urban Village proposal will transform the former Queensland University of Technology grounds into a sport and recreation, residential, commercial and retail precinct. Over a span of four years, the redevelopment will be undertaken in four stages, with the $35-million Stage 1 scheduled to commence late 2019. The Stage S, which is already underway, will deliver sport and recreation precinct and is expected to be completed by mid-2019.

The approved master plan development application and Stage 1 will feature terrace homes and a proposed retirement site, public spaces, and three intersection upgrades—Zillmere Rd and Dorville Rd, Beams Rd and Dorville Rd roundabout.

Forty-one submissions were received by Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) during the public notification with traffic congestion being one of the key issues identified during consultation.

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

Carseldine Urban Village Proposal: Locals Are Invited to Have Their Say

The deadline for the submissions regarding the Carseldine Urban Village proposal is drawing closer. Local residents have until 20 September to let the government know what they have to say. The formal public notification for the Stage 1 development proposal started 9 August.

The Urban Village proposal will develop the former Queensland University of Technology grounds into a sport, residential, and commercial precinct. However, seventy-five per cent of the existing bushland will be retained. To be undertaken in four stages over four years, the redevelopment will deliver 900 homes, as well as commercial, retail space, and recreation and sports facilities.

Carseldine Urban Village
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The $35 million Stage 1 will include a tree-lined boulevard entrance and the subdivision of three master lots. Around 50 homes will be built along with a proposed retirement site. The retirement site could contain a mix of 150 townhouses and apartments for different levels of mobility.

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Along with the mentioned developments, the application also seeks preliminary approval of the master plan and three external intersection upgrades. The external intersections to be upgraded are Zillmere Rd and Dorville Rd, Beams Rd and Dorville Rd roundabout, and the Carseldine Station Park’n’Ride entry on Beams Rd.

Once completed, the redevelopment project will provide some 600 job opportunities to the locals as well as attract investments. The project will not affect the government office precinct and its 900 workers, Carseldine Markets, and C&K Childcare Centre.

Carseldine Urban Village
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“Several comprehensive reports, including a traffic impact assessment, stormwater management and ecology report, have been undertaken to ensure the proposed urban village is designed and planned with the surrounding environment front-of-mind,” Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said in a statement last 4 May 2018.

“All reports and information are available online now through Economic Development Queensland’s development assessment website. I encourage the community to read the detailed information which the development proposal is based around, and have their say,” Member for Aspley Bart Mellish said.

The  Stage 1 development application can be viewed here (refer to DEV2018/932) :

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