The Kooya Road project
The Uniting Church in Australia (UCA) has a long and rich history supporting local communities in Queensland. Our calling to support those who support others and deliver sustainable and fit-for-purpose missional and pastoral work in the community requires resources.
When the UCA acquired the Kooya Road property, we explored whether it could be developed to provide one of our social services (such as aged care and special housing). But the site had too many constraints for that kind of development.
Instead, we propose to use the appropriate part of this site for its ‘highest and best’ use: residential development. As well as providing a financial return to support UCA community services, this use will help Brisbane to meet its growth challenges and provide more housing stock for those that are looking to live in the Brisbane area.
The proposed development includes a 92-lot residential subdivision, a new road, a new local park and a stormwater drainage reserve. Given that there is currently only one house on the property, this proposal will increase the site’s density.
The proposed residential lots range between 355 and 1565 square metres, with most lots being about 400 square metres. These residential lots are designed for a single home.
The type of residential development proposed is consistent with other residential development in the local area. Our proposal reflects the density and style of neighbouring homes located on Kooya Road and Ironbark Place.
This site is currently zoned Emerging Community. This means that Brisbane City Council (Council) ultimately intends this land to be developed for residential purposes. We are working to bring that intention into reality.