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Beenleigh Town Square inspires towering investment

Published: 17 December 2015

Beenleigh Town Square inspires towering investment

A $300 million proposal for an integrated living and aged care village, comprising three 12 to 15 storey towers and two four-storey buildings, has been approved by Logan City Council.

When completed, the mixed use residential retirement and aged care village will include a shopping centre, medical centre, childcare centre, commercial offices, a 680-seat three-theatre Cineplex and cafĂ© precinct – as well as communal residential facilities including therapy rooms, day spa and pool, gardens and outdoor recreational areas.

Mayor Pam Parker said she was delighted that the Beenleigh Town Square redevelopment had been a catalyst for further private enterprise investment.

“With accommodation for about 1,000 residents and up to 1,500 jobs being created from this single development, we are seeing the longer-term economic benefits from investing in community infrastructure such as the Beenleigh Town Square,” Mayor Parker said.

“The message for investors is that the City of Logan is going ahead in leaps and bounds as the place to do business, invest and live.”

Managing Director of Cromcorp Pty Ltd, Greg Poole, said the residential component would comprise 450 independent living units – in one and two-bedroom and studio apartment configurations, as well as 300 residential aged care rooms.

“We’re going to build an integrated village with facilities and multiple levels of care within the development to cater for people of all ages – consistent with the ‘aging in place’ concept,” Mr Poole said.

“Located on an 'island site' of just under two hectares – bounded by Main St, Alamein St, Market Place Dr and Intercity Circuit – the site is in walking distance to public transport and shopping.”

Mr Poole said he had been impressed by the way Logan City Council had handled the development application.

“I have been particularly encouraged by Mayor of the City of Logan, Pam Parker and Councillor Jennie Breene who have been very positive about the proposal from the outset,” he said.

Councillor Jennie Breene, whose division includes Beenleigh, said the development proposal had sparked her interest from the outset.

“I’m really excited that Beenleigh is attracting this type of investment so close to the centre of town,” she said.

“It will bring a new vitality to the CBD, providing a great environment for the people who will live here and a wide range of ongoing employment opportunities.”

Planning and Development Committee chairperson, Councillor Cherie Dalley, said the development would soon become a landmark due to its size and scale.

“The multiple tower development will be more than twice the height of anything else in the area and the precinct will certainly add to Beenleigh’s presence as a residential and commercial centre,“ she said.

“This is a wonderful outcome for the community and an ideal use for such a significant block of vacant land so close to the town square.”