Proposed Childcare Centre in Bracken Ridge to Meet Growing Demand for Long Day Care Services

Plans have been submitted for a 125-place childcare centre in Bracken Ridge, to meet the demand for long day care services within the area.

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The proposed childcare centre in Bracken Ridge, designed for children between the ages 0-5, would have two storeys. Renders by Husband Architects show the centre would have outdoor play areas and activity rooms. 

Ground floor plans (Photo credit: Husband Architects/BCC)
Upper floor plans (Photo credit: Husband Architects/BCC)

Located at 173 Norris Road, Bracken Ridge, the centre would provide a total of 25 car parking spaces, which includes 11 for staff with one disabled space on the ground floor. Vehicle and pedestrian access will be provided via Norris Road.

childcare centre in Bracken Ridge
(Photo credit: Husband Architects/BCC)

An assessment undertaken by Business Geographic for the applicant found that the existing childcare centres within the catchment area have an average occupancy rate estimated at 85.41 percent, indicating a restricted supply which is not adequately meeting demand in the area. 

“With consideration to the capacity of established centres within the catchment, it is estimated that an additional 100 – 150 places per day is required to meet local demand within the catchment,” the report reads.

Meanwhile, the subject site is being surrounded by residential areas. To facilitate the development, two existing dwellings and driveways will have to be removed.

childcare centre in Bracken Ridge
Subject site (Photo credit: BCC)

“The building has been designed to provide a bulk and scale that is compatible with the surrounding residential area, with a significant portion of the lower level of the building being substantially cut into the allotment,” planners at Atomic Town Planning said.

If approved, the childcare centre in Bracken Ridge will operate from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

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To learn more about the plans, visit Brisbane City Council’s PD Online and look for the reference A006057473.