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.