Council granted a Preliminary Approval at 469 Settlement Road, Keperra on 31 October 2017 for the site formerly used and known as the Keperra Quarry.
This Preliminary Approval prepares the site for:
- cessation of all quarrying activities
- a master planned community over four precincts
- maximum of 700 dwellings
- direct access off Samford Road through to Settlement Road and
- retention of significant vegetation towards the south of the site.
Given the nature of quarrying, one of the conditions Council has imposed in the Preliminary Approval is for a full geotechnical assessment as part of any future development application.
The development footprint will be controlled by supporting the density of development to a maximum of three storeys in Precinct 1 and five storeys in Precinct 2. With the provision of large outdoor sport and recreational areas, this master planned community also incorporates roads wide enough to accommodate a TransLink-operated bus.
This development contributes to Council’s aim of creating a well-designed subtropical city and it is expected works will commence in 2019.