A massive hotel development at the gateway to Strathpine will create almost 500 new jobs for the Moreton Bay Region.
Moreton Bay Regional Council last week approved an application by the Comiskey Group to build a hotel/club and indoor sport and recreational facilities on the corner of Gympie and Kremzow roads.
The development, which includes five buildings with a total gross floor area of 12,790sqm, will be built in five stages on the site of a former dairy farm opposite the main entrance to Pine Rivers Park.
When complete, the land will be home to a hotel/club, two food and drink outlets and two indoor sport and recreation and/or showrooms and no outdoor events will be permitted on the site.
Moreton Bay development services manage Dan Staley told last week’s Council meeting officers took into consideration the development’s design, given the property’s prominence.
“Setbacks and landscape components – that was a major concern that we did have – that when you’re entering Moreton Bay as a region and Strathpine as a locality, that there’s a high level of visual amenity,” Mr Staley said.
“It does present Strathpine very well.
“In terms of jobs, there is in total 476 jobs proposed – 279 operational jobs and 197 construction-based jobs.”
With parts of the site considered at medium and high risk of flooding, the development will be built using a combination of pier and post construction in parts, with all buildings having finished levels above the flood planning level.
All of the development’s 501 car parks will also sit above the defined flood event area.
Entry and exit to the site will be via Gympie and Kremzow roads, with motorists only able to turn left into and out of the property.
Councillor Yvonne Barlow (Div 7) praised the development, saying she was impressed by the way the design addressed flood-prone areas of the site.
“I am so impressed to see this area being developed – it’s going to be quite special for the area,” Cr Barlow said.
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