Working pit green lit for new development


A working granite quarry in Brisbane’s north-west will be phased out to make way for a multi-million dollar residential redevelopment.

In October 2017, Brisbane City Council gave the green light to developer Brookfield Residential Properties, which applied to transform Keperra Quarry into a residential and recreational space.

“It is proposed that the site be transformed into around 28 hectares of green space and conservation areas, in addition to a mix of houses, terrace homes and low rise apartment buildings which would blend into the cliff side,” the developer stated in a company fact sheet.

“The proposed housing form responds to an extreme undersupply of low maintenance housing in the Keperra local area.”

Keperra Quarry is located about 8.5km from Brisbane’s CBD. Lantrak, a material management and plant hire business that provides granite, aggregates and road base, manages the 48.6ha site.

At this stage, it is not known if Lantrak will be involved in the quarry’s end of operations and/or rehabilitation phase. Quarry contacted the business for additional information but had not received a response at time of publication.

Development go-ahead

In 2016, Brookfield Residential Properties proposed to cease all quarrying activities on the site and establish an ‘integrated residential community’, said to include a maximum of 400 residential dwellings.

It is understood the land around the Keperra Quarry is already an established suburb, with houses and a shopping centre sitting next to the site.

The developers added that approval had also been granted to establish a Bunnings Warehouse adjacent to the quarry site.

As previously reported by Quarry, a DA for a Bunnings to be built on the Keperra Quarry site was approved in 2013.

It is understood construction began on the 17,770m2 store this year and it is anticipated to open in 2018.

Keperra Quarry’s redevelopment works are earmarked to commence in 2019.


Nov 25, 2017 10:17 |
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