Rezoning application submitted for Raceview land with view to ECEC build

Rezoning application submitted for Raceview land with view to ECEC build

by Freya Lucas

October 05, 2021

Developer Azza Investments has submitted a rezoning application in relation to land at 28 Thornton Street Raceview, Queensland, with a view to renovating and expanding an existing early childhood education and care (ECEC) service already located on the property. 

 

The application seeks to rezone the land to Community Use, and follows an application first made in relation to the property in 2018. Ipswich City Council knocked back a minor change in the original proposal in August 2021, leading the investment corporation to resubmit a fresh application. 

 

Previously operated as an Endeavour Foundation Learning Centre, the property was sold to the applicant, with the building remaining untenanted whilst the developer awaits Council approval to redevelop the property. 

 

“The renovation involves modifications to the internal layout of the existing building with an extension to the rear, new outdoor play spaces adjoining the existing building and further to the rear, a minor extension of the existing car park and additional landscaping,” the application notes.

 

The centre has been designed to accommodate up to 113 children and 13 staff, along with 28 proposed car parks. The total area of the site is approximately 4,066 square metres with the development set to take up just over 600 sqm, and the building representing only 15 per cent of the site area.

 

Architects involved in the planning have designed acoustic barriers to mitigate the noise impact on surrounding properties in deference to the site’s context in a residential area.

 

The service, which has proposed operating hours of between 6.30am to 6.30pm, with outside play to be limited to between the hours of 7 am and 6 pm, aims to comply with the necessary noise criteria outlined by the Council. 

 

For more information on the application, please refer to this story by local news source Fassifern Guardian and Tribune

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