Developer applies to build 231 townhouses at Thornlands

PLAN: A master plan for the site of the proposed development in south-east Thornlands. Photo: Philip Usher Constructions
PLAN: A master plan for the site of the proposed development in south-east Thornlands. Photo: Philip Usher Constructions

A DEVELOPER has applied to build 231 townhouses near the intersection of Boundary and Cleveland-Redland Bay roads at Thornlands.

The 10 hectare block falls under the South-East Thornlands Structure Plan, which was adopted by council in 2010.

The plan covers development in the 146 hectare south-east Thornlands major development area from Pinklands Sporting Reserve to Eprapah Creek.

The units will add to estates like Waterline and Affinity which have been built or are under construction.

The application has been made by Philip Usher Constructions. Developers Ausbuild, Villa World and Roycorp are behind other estates in the area.

Plans include the retention and rehabilitation of 2.42 hectares of wetlands in the southern corner.

The land is mostly rural residential properties, with one portion used as a nursery.

Cr Paul Golle said development in the area had been driven by buyer demand.

“Putting it simply new residents have either purchased or rented the current housing in the new estates which has triggered demand,” he said. 

Cr Golle said he did not endorse the estate.

“I believe the infrastructure is not there to support the continued growth,” he said.

​Cr Golle said the Thornlands Community Park being built on Cleveland-Redland Bay Road was part of council’s efforts to increase open space within the south-east Thornlands area.

Comments on the applications can be made to council by Friday, October 12. The application reference numbers are MCU 17/0058 and MCU 17/0057.