Construction has commenced on a major new Redbank Plains commercial hub within Southeast Queensland’s fast-growing western corridor.
The $20 million Redbank Plains Convenience Centre at 534 Redbank Plains Road will be the first project in the Ipswich region for developer Urban Construct, covering 1.7 hectares and due for completion at the end of the year.
The project will create an estimated 70 construction jobs and once complete will employ 150 staff.
The centre is anchored by a new Caltex service station concept ‘The Foodary’ and 10 commercial tenancies, three of which have been taken by marquee drive thru food operators.
Tenants include the first of the anticipated rollout of American burger chain Carl’s Jr, a Krispy Kreme drive-thru and Origin Kebabs.
Urban Construct’s Managing Director Todd Brown said the remaining available tenancies range in size from 75 to 210 square metres and would suit a variety of small businesses.
“We expect the site will be rounded out by convenience offerings, takeaways and professions such as medical and personal services,” Mr Brown said.
According to Geotech Information Services research, 18,500 vehicles pass the site each day, but that figure is projected to reach 43,000 vehicles per day by 2021.
Mr Brown said the project has been sited to provide a commercial destination for Redbank Plains’ rapidly growing population base.
“The suburb’s population is growing by 10.4 per cent each year, with more than 30,000 residents currently within the centre’s three kilometre catchment radius,” Mr Brown said.
“Whether they need groceries, coffee, fuel or a takeaway dinner, the Redbank Plains Convenience Centre will become a positive part of residents’ daily lives.”