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Quarry redevelopment set to boost Brisbane’s housing  

Keperra Quarry could help solve Brisbane’s social housing problem after an inventive solution was put forward to Brisbane City Council.  

The quarry redevelopment proposal is part of a push to turn the quarry site into a housing precinct that includes townhouses as well as community facilities.  

Frasers Property’s application is seeking to add 91 townhouses to the site after the council provided preliminary approval for 550 dwellings earlier this year.   

According to the application, this would be a mix of three to four-bedroom houses which would sit alongside community assets including a gym, hall and pool.   

The townhouses would include features like outdoor areas, flexible car ports and courtyards which enable homeowners to “tailor their homes” according to the application.  

 The development will see three lots created across five stages if approved by the council. 

 While car access would be provided off Samford Rd, public transports options – including buses and trains – are nearby.  

 Brisbane City Council planning chairman Julian Simmonds noted in February that the Keperra Quarry conversion to a housing precinct created new “opportunities” for homebuyers. 

 “(It) will deliver new lifestyle and leisure opportunities for residents living in the area and provide an inviting new area for the community and neighbouring residents to enjoy,” he said. 

 Developer Brookfield Residential Properties has promised that 65 per cent of the site will remain open space, which would allow views of the nearby Glasshouse Mountains. 

 “We are proposing to turn the site into a master-planned community for people to live, work and play,” Brookfield said in 2017. 

 The quarry site was approved for a Neighbourhood Centre and Mixed-Use Residential Community in 2017. 

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