A new childcare centre could take over a low-set brick house and unused stables at 294 Nudgee Road in Hendra, according to a development application lodged with Brisbane City Council.
The proposal seeks a childcare centre with capacity for 65 children. Plans rendered by Focus Architecture showed the centre will feature an associated outdoor play area and 13 parking spaces on-site, with seven spaces designated for staff.
One of the buildings, which will be one to two storeys in height, will accommodate infants and will feature reception and staff rooms. The other one will be for older children and will have a large undercover and outdoor play area. An internal pathway will be built to link the two buildings, which will also facilitate pedestrian access between the childcare entrance and on-site visitor parking.
Whilst it’s in a Character Residential zone, the property is situated within a cluster of community facilities and does not currently house an existing pre-1946 character residential home.
Based on a report provided by Lee Development Planning, the proposed development scale, design and location is comparable to the reasonable expectations of the surrounding residential environment.
“The proposed development is for a childcare centre use in a location with other related uses that can reduce individual car trips, yet no other childcare centre is established within 1 kilometre of the site,” the application noted.
The site is within the immediate vicinity of Hendra State Primary School and is close to other community facilities such as bus stops along Nudgee Road and local convenience shopping.
If approved, the childcare centre will operate from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm Monday to Friday. The existing brick house and unused stables will have to be removed to proceed with the development. For further information about the proposed childcare centre in Hendra, see A005365428.