New Medical Centre, Child Care Centre to Rise in Goodna

Photo Credit: Ipswich City Council / pdonline.ipswich.qld.gov.au

The Ipswich City Council has approved the application to develop a medical centre,  pharmacy and a cafe, and a child care centre in Goodna.

Designed by WG Architects, the development will sit on a 6,478sqm land at 41, 41A and 43 Queen Street in Goodna. The two-storey multi-purpose complex will house two complementary services: a Medical Centre and a Child Care Centre.

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Site location Photo Credit: 2019 Ipswich City Council / epathway.ipswich.qld.gov.au

On the ground level will be a medical centre to be comprised of health related tenancies including a pharmacy which will have a total gross floor area of 1,300sqm, as well as an associated cafe with an area of 100sqm. 

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Ground Floor Plan |  Photo Credit: 2019 Ipswich City Council / epathway.ipswich.qld.gov.au

A child care centre will be located on Level 1 with an indoor area of 945sqm and an outdoor area of 805sqm.

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Level 1 Floor Plan | Photo Credit: 2019 Ipswich City Council / epathway.ipswich.qld.gov.au

“The proposed development allows for the erection of a contemporary styled complex for the offers health services with ancillary café and pharmacy and a child care services comprising of 2,345sqm of gross floor area. The proposal will provide significant community benefit at a highly accessible location, being the provision of valuable services to the locality,” the Planning Initiatives Assessment Report says.

Photo Credit: 2019 Ipswich City Council / epathway.ipswich.qld.gov.au

“The proposed uses of a medical centre and child care centre offer specialised services which will not challenge the primary centres in the surrounding area nor compete with the existing commercial uses. Conversely the proposal will provide additional community services in the form of health and child care that will support the locality and community.”

Photo Credit: 2019 Ipswich City Council / epathway.ipswich.qld.gov.au

The developer proposed access to the site from Queens Street with car parking at the street level and at an above ground parking located at the upper level. A total of 107 vehicles including 5 PWD and 1 Ambulance bay will be accommodated.