RESIDENTS of North Caboolture, Elimbah, Toorbul and other surrounding suburbs will no longer have to trek to Caboolture's CBD for shopping, doctors or childcare.
A new development located next to the Big Fish Tavern is set to commence construction in March 2017 and will soon provide all of the above and more.
But for those that love a beer at the Big Fish - never fear.
The tavern will remain untouched.
Spokesperson for the developer Carl Knaggs said the site had been selected due to the site's strategic location, its exposure to the Bruce Highway and passing traffic, and the potential population growth in the area.
"Colliers International Consultancy as well as independent researchers have analysed the area," Mr Knaggs said.
"There is a significant population that already resides here that is significantly under-serviced.
"We aim to bring services to people in an under-serviced area, local employment, and retain some of the expenditure leaving the the region to other areas."
The first item on the agenda will see the developer re-establish something that once existed at the site: a Caltex service station.
New businesses at the Pumicestone Rd interchange will include:
- Child care centre
- Indoor entertainment and recreation centre
- Landscape supply centre
- Medical centre
- Estate sales office
- Service station
- Takeaway shop
With Moreton Bay Regional Council projecting that an additional 41,000 people will live in Caboolture and Elimbah alone in the next ten years, the development site at 459 Pumicestone Rd is in a prime position to service the communuity's needs into the future.
"We see the northern area of Caboolture as a future urban development area," Mr Knaggs said.
"It is close to the Caboolture CBD, major infrastructure including the Bruce Highway and rail services, and has larger lots suitable for urban development.
"From an investment viewpoint, it ticks all of the boxes for young families and people wanting convenient access to the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane."
Division Three councillor Adam Hain said as the population begins to migrate north, jobs and growth is sure to be on the menu for residents.
"North Lakes and these other areas are filling up and were probably going to see larger numbers coming into the northern region," Cr Hain said.
"It's certainly one of the biggest community developments we have seen in a long time."
Cr Hain said the new development will mean great things for both current nearby residents and for Caboolture itself.
"It's not just jobs or economic growth but its about cleaning up the traffic issues through Caboolture CBD and Morayfield as well," he said.
"(Residents) wont have to drive into the Caboolture CBD anymore.
"We will see traffic easement down Buchanan Rd and into Morayfield Shopping Centre.
"This development is very exciting."
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