226-Space Childcare Centre Lodged for Approval in Mt Gravatt East

Mt Gravatt East
Artist’s visualisation of Mt Gravatt East childcare centre (Photo credit: Elevation Architecture)

A development application has been submitted for a new childcare centre with space for up to 226 children in Mt Gravatt East. 

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The proposed centre will be located at 1128 Cavendish Road on a currently vacant 2,303 sqm site.

Designed by architecture firm Elevation Architecture, the childcare centre will feature 11 activity rooms, four outdoor play areas, and parking for 61 cars. It is planned to accept children aged from six weeks and above, operating Monday to Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. if approved.

Photo credit: Elevation Architecture

The development also incorporates a 216 sqm commercial tenancy which could be used for a shop, office, healthcare, veterinary clinic or food outlet. This aims to integrate the centre into the surrounding commercial and residential area.

Photo credit: Elevation Architecture

Landscaping and deep planting are included in the proposal, with the built form and scale of the development intended to seamlessly match existing buildings nearby.

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The site is bordered by Mt Gravatt TAFE Campus to the northwest and Seton College, to the southeast. Across the street sits Esida Lodge Aged Care, a nursing home facility. The surrounding area contains a diverse blend of residential, commercial, educational, and industrial buildings, notably a sizable industrial park situated 350 metres east.

“The proposal will co-locate small-scale Healthcare Services and Offices with the Childcare Centre, resulting in a multifunctional service hub that provides for the needs of the local community,” planners stated.

Photo credit: Elevation Architecture

“The proposal will create a community service hub that will predominantly provide for the care and support of children, whilst also enabling uses that service the adjoining educational uses and surrounding residential area.”

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Planners from Murray Bell Planning added that the proposal delivers a building height that will not result in overshadowing adjoining properties and the overall height is consistent with predominate building height of the Mt Gravatt East locality.

Published 31-July-2023