Ipswich councillors Paul Tully and David Morrison.
IPSWICH City Council has given the green light for the first stage of the Brookwater Retail Village at the entrance to the Brookwater Golf Club.
The development will incorporate one of the largest new Woolworths stores in Australia and Mater MyLife Medical Centre as the anchor tenants.
Brookwater Retail Village will be 6966sqm in area, consisting of a full line 3800sqm Woolworths supermarket and a 1450sqm Mater Health Medical Facility.
It will be located at the corner of Augusta Pkwy and Tournament Dr and is expected to open mid-2012.
Supporting the key anchor tenants will be up to eight specialty retail tenancies such as bakers, newsagency, cafe and dry cleaners covering 1716sqm.
Ipswich councillor Paul Tully said the new development would complement other elements of the Brookwater Urban Village such as the existing Brookwater Commercial Office Park and the award winning Brookwater Golf and Country Club.
"This is a very important development as it represents the next development phase in the evolution of Brookwater Urban Village," he said.
The Mater Health Service and MyLife Medical Group have signed leases with the developer to establish the Springfield region's first integrated Primary Care service in one, purpose-built facility.
The Primary Care facility will boast a range of services including a GP clinic, medical imaging, pharmacy, pathology, allied health and visiting specialists.
In recognising that people moving to the Springfield area have to find new service providers, the Mater Health Service and its partners will look to provide a one-stop-shop for all the primary care needs of the community.
Councillor David Morrison (Division 1) said Springfield Land Corporation, Woolworths and Mater Health have worked in collaboration with the Ipswich Council on the development proposal which will deliver the convenience retail and health facilities which are a core element of the Brookwater Urban Village.