04 March 2015

New shopping centre with fresh food market approved for Augustine Heights

Cr Paul Tully with Dirk Long, developer
of the new centre at Augustine Heights.

SPRINGFIELD region residents will soon be able to shop, dine and enjoy new local retailers with the approval of a new shopping precinct at the corner of Augusta Parkway and Leon Capra Drive at Augustine Heights

Ipswich Planning and Development Committee Chairman Councillor Paul Tully said council had approved the new local centre, Augusta Village with the main access from Leon Capra Drive.

"The shopping centre's key retailer will be 645m2 fresh food market, which will be surrounded by another nine local retail outlets," Cr Tully said.

"Retailers will vary with suitable shop sizes for a hairdresser, bakery, bottle shop and restaurants, as well as seven outdoor dining areas included in the plans."

Cr Tully said the outdoor dining spaces would be under the main roof of the development.

"Outdoor dining creates such a relaxing atmosphere and I can see people enjoying a Sunday morning breakfast or weekend dinner at Augusta Village," Cr Tully said.

"An acoustic barrier will be constructed on the western and southern building facades with the development incorporating 79 parking spaces.

"Traffic coming into Augusta Village will be from Leon Capra Drive and the road will be widened to incorporate a right turn lane."

Cr Tully said toilet facilities, including facilities for children would also be provided during operating hours of 6am to 10pm seven days a week.

"This development will be a major boost for Ipswich's eastern suburbs with handy access from Redbank Plains, Bellbird Park and the Centenary Highway."

Construction is expected to commence in April, with an estimated completion date before the end of 2015.

3 March 2015

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