An artist's impression of Fernbrooke Village.
REDBANK Plains will have a new shopping centre within a year, with Ipswich City Council approving a centre to be built at Fernbrooke estate.
The 499m2 convenience centre, named Fernbrooke Village, will be located on Alawoona Street and be home to about six convenience retailers such as a butcher, newsagency, fast food shop and real estate.
Urban Pacific Queensland general manager, Rick McLaren, said the centre would be for people who wanted to walk or cycle to grab the milk, bread, newspaper and a cup of coffee, rather than driving to another big shopping centre.
"We are excited by the recent council approval and are very keen to see the centre developed as it will provide much needed convenience shopping to the residents of Fernbrooke and the surrounding community," he said.
Mr McLaren said construction would start towards the end of this year and the centre would take six months to build.
The centre will include 28 car parking spaces accessible from Alawoona Street, and pedestrian access from Alawoona Street, School Road and Cobbin Circuit.
Ipswich City planning and development committee chairperson Councillor Paul Tully said under the conditions of the approval for the development, Urban Pacific would be required to pay an infrastructure contribution of $96,965 towards water, sewerage and roadworks.
They will also be required to install an acoustic screen along the entire western boundary and part of the northern boundary.
Apart from that, Division 9 Councillor Sheila Ireland said Urban Pacific also needed to upgrade the intersection of School Road and Alawoona Street to provide safe and efficient access for the development site.
"These works need to include a right turn lane on Alawoona Street as well as a no stopping zone on Alawoona Street to provide access into the development site," she said.
"A concrete kerb and channel and a footpath also must be constructed along the full frontage of this development."
Fernbrooke is a 125 hectare site and is expected to be home to 3500 residents with 10 years. For leasing enquiries for Fernbrooke Village contact Ric Hulme on 0439 415 567.