Construction starts at Caboolture West

Published 10:30am 29 August 2023

Construction starts at Caboolture West
Words by Jodie Powell

South-east Queensland’s newest regional city at Caboolture West will start taking shape from this month, with four property development companies simultaneously working to unlock an initial 2000 parcels of land.

Approvals for the first housing developments by AVID Property Group (AVID), Baycrown Property Group, Lennium Group and Orchard Property Group were granted by the City of Moreton Bay on August 25.

The four new residential communities will feature a mix of affordable lots, turnkey homes and house and land packages, on blocks ranging from 300-600sqm.

The first neighbourhood display village, at the entrance to the master-planned precinct, is expected to open in mid-2025.

The developers will start construction on water and sewer infrastructure, new roads and intersections from mid-October.

At the same time, they will undertake subdivision works to create the first registered blocks of land, which will be available to buy later this year and are expected to be completed by October 2024.

Diverse housing choices

City of Moreton Bay Mayor Peter Flannery says the approvals are an exciting milestone in the area’s development.

“Well-planned communities like Caboolture West don’t happen overnight and are the result years of detailed land use and infrastructure planning and collaboration between all stakeholders,” he says.

“The ultimate winners will be its future residents, who will benefit from a diverse range of affordable housing options with walkable neighbourhoods, local parks, a district-scale sports facility, a primary school, local shopping facilities and at least 70ha of green space with pedestrian and cycle paths along the Caboolture River.’’

Collaborative approach

AVID General Manager Queensland Anthony Demiris, speaking on behalf of the four developers, says the approvals are the result of productive and collaborative partnerships between all levels of government, utility providers and landowners.

“We are looking forward to breaking ground on site to get construction moving as quickly as possible to deliver the land and homes this growing region needs,’’ Mr Demiris says.

Fast-tracking housing supply

Over the next 40 years, Caboolture West – which is now named Waraba, a word borrowed from the language of traditional custodians the Kabi Kabi people – is expected to accommodate about 70,000 residents and 30,000 homes.

The residential development approvals follow the recent release of the Caboolture West Interim Structure Plan by the State Government.

The plan includes a fast-tracked planning and assessment process that will accelerate the supply of housing in the Caboolture West growth corridor while ensuring the creation of cohesive neighbourhoods and communities.

Caboolture West is south-east Queensland’s newest and largest greenfield development area.

It is located between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast and is bounded by the D’Aguilar Highway to the north, Caboolture River Road to the south and low hills to the west of Old Northern Road.

It will play a significant role in addressing population growth in the Moreton Bay region which is forecast to grow to 690,000 residents – an additional 210,000 residents – by 2041.

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