The Planning Place has successfully obtained approval for an Extension to Childcare Centre at 128 Barbour Road, Bracken Ridge (reference number: A004338268). The approved development is consistent with the planned intent for the area, as it provides essential services to the local community from 86 child places to 201 child places (including 45 out of school hours care students). The approved works involve and increase in Gross Floor Area that incorporates child spaces, amenities and kitchen on the North-Eastern side of the property, along two street frontages. No change in the hours of operation was proposed.
Access to the site will be improved with a new vehicle crossover strategically located along Barbour Road so that it poses minimal reduction to efficiency to the intersection and compliments pedestrian activity throughout the site. An additional 17 car parks will also be provided in accordance with the existing child care approvals and will be buffered with vegetation landscaping.
Where located within the Emerging Community Zone, the proposal required a Material Change of Use development application subject to Impact Assessment. Public notification for the impact assessable development began on the 27th July, 2016, and was maintained up to and including 19th August, 2016, in accordance with the manner prescribed by the Sustainable Planning Act 2009. The public notification signs were erected on the frontage of Barbour Road and on the frontage of Norris Road and during this time.
Located within the Bracken Ridge and District Neighbourhood Plan and subject to several overlays including the Bicycle Network Overlay, Road Hierarchy Overlay and Streetscape Hierarchy Overlay, the proposed development required assessment against the respective codes in the Brisbane City Plan 2014. The proposal was also read in conjunction with a site based stormwater management plan report, tree assessment and acoustic report to comprehensively assess the suitability of the site for an increased intensity of use. Council approval was received in October, 2016, subject to reasonable and relevant conditions.