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Reference Group formed to shape Heathwood Community Development

Posted on May 11th, 2017

Transurban Queensland has commenced planning for the Company’s first Queensland roadside regeneration project with the establishment of the Heathwood Community Development Reference Group.

The Heathwood Reference Group, consisting of local community stakeholders, held their first meeting in late April, to commence discussions on the preferred community use for the 6,500m2 vacant site on Stapylton Road at Heathwood.

Wes Ballantine, Group General Manager – Queensland, said the new Heathwood Community Development Reference Group was helping to shape Transurban Queensland’s $2 million roadside regeneration project at Heathwood.

“The Heathwood Community Development will be our first roadside regeneration project in Queensland and is a great opportunity to give back to the community by creating a public space which will provide long-term benefit for residents,” Wes said.

“We will be opening public submissions in May seeking community input to help determine the outcome of the Heathwood Community Development project.

“We are excited to be engaging with the local community to ensure the redeveloped site addresses community needs and provides a lasting legacy for residents within the region.”

Heathwood Community Development reference group (from right to left); Mark Johnstone (Pallara State School Principal), Cr Angela Owen (Councillor for Calamvale, Brisbane City Council), Jackson Ross (TQ GM), Bridie O’Connor (TQ Public Affairs Manager), Cr Charles Strunk (Councillor for Forest Lake, Brisbane City Council) and Wes Ballantine (TQ Group GM).

In December 2016, Transurban Queensland announced the donation of $2 million to redevelop the Heathwood site for community use.

The Heathwood Community Development is being delivered in conjunction with the Logan Enhancement Project.

Construction of the Heathwood Community Development is expected to commence in mid-2018 and be open for public use by late 2018.

Later this month Transurban Queensland will open an expression of interest process for local community groups to put forward their ideas for the site.

For more information on the Heathwood Community Development visit www.transurban.com/heathwood.

To keep up-to-date on the project register here.