Plainland Bunnings development to break soil within months
PLAINLAND Crossing continues to grow, with construction of a Catholic college well under way and Bunnings construction set to begin, pending approvals and interest in the development continuing to roll in.
Plainland Crossing project manager Joe Gorman said this year was shaping up to be "the transformative year for Plainland development".
"We're able to see some of the more significant developments appearing," he said.
"The new Catholic college is well into its construction with a view to opening with Year 7 next year."
A coeducational secondary college in the Franciscan tradition, Sophia College, is located on 19 hectares and plans to open to Year 7 students in 2011, before growing by one-year level until their first cohort of Year 12 students graduate in 2026.
Under the guidance of founding principal Narelle Dobson, the college was initiated under Brisbane Catholic Education's strategic planning program that draws upon local and state government policies and initiatives which impact on population growth, settlement patterns, infrastructure and land development across the archdiocese.
It's situated just kilometres from the new Bunnings Warehouse soil.
Mr Gorman said Bunnings Warehouse was waiting on approvals and hopeful of beginning construction in the next few months.
He said more than 100 of 400 homes in the residential estate had been taken up and about 30 per cent of commercial land had been settled.
"There's been a good take-up of commercial lots from local and district businesses," he said.
"You could expect to see them popping out of the ground soon."
Mr Gorman said there had been good interest in the development from both residential and business and no noticeable downturn of interest due to COVID-19.
Across the highway from Plainland Crossing, construction on the Westbound Travel Centre is also progressing well.
LJH commercial principal Mike Stewart said the centre was about 50 per cent through the build with a national brand fuel supplier and cafe operator set to take up residence.
Mr Stewart said he expected the business to begin trading in September or October.
"There's a lot of interest in Plainland," he said.
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Articles contributed today by Margie Maccoll were supported by the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas.