GAF funding builds framework for thousands of housing lots

Redland Bay jetty, Queensland. | Newsreel
Booming east: Redland Bay is set to expand. | Credit: Derek McDonald

Thousands of new housing lots will be “unlocked” in South-East Queensland through a $25 million investment from the State Government’s Growth Acceleration Fund (GAF).

The funding will support road and sewerage infrastructure in Joyner and Elimbah East in Moreton Bay and Southern Redland Bay.

The project includes a pump station and rising mains linked by approximately 1.7km of pipework in the Oxford Rd area.

The infrastructure will enable approximately 1800 lots to be opened up for development in Joyner, including 340 initially.

KDL Property Group will deliver the works which are expected to create 80 construction jobs and 12 ongoing operational jobs.

$10 million from the GAF will support an upgrade for the intersection of Pumicestone and Clinker Roads in Elimbah East, also in Moreton Bay.

The works will include significant widening and capacity upgrades, traffic signals and turning lanes, median strips, lighting and a pedestrian path and cycle lane.

They will accelerate the development of approximately 1160 lots in nearby housing estates as well as open-up many years of future industrial land supply for Moreton Bay.

The project is also the essential first phase of a planned future upgrade to the nearby M1 interchange.

Goldfields Group will deliver the works which are expected to create eight additional construction jobs over approximately the next year.

In Southern Redland Bay, $6.53 million will support major works at the intersection of Kidd St and Serpentine Creek Rd, upgrading it to a four-lane intersection with turning lanes and traffic signals.

The project is expected to accelerate the development of approximately 740 lots in nearby housing estates.

Villawood Properties will deliver the works which are expected to create 150 construction jobs over two years.