Construction jobs boost in Qld’s largest suburban renewal project

1 JUNE 2016 – 

In a major boost to construction jobs, work has commenced on the biggest stage of Queensland’s largest suburban renewal project.

Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni assisted today’s concrete pour on the foundations at Cornerstone Living in Sunnybank.

“This ten year, ten hectare project will deliver 1200 brand new apartments and town homes for around 3000 people when it’s completed,” Mr de Brenni said.

“The Palaszczuk Government is delivering jobs for Queenslanders with 4600 jobs being created here on site during the life of the project.

“This project will also become a great training ground for more than 240 apprentices who will start their careers here as part of that workforce.

“This is a real opportunity for Brisbane to meet its growing housing needs, while shaping a brand new community that can live and grow in a very sustainable and environmentally friendly way in such a great part of Brisbane.

“The $600 million project is creating a new master planned community which is close to schools, universities and transport.”

Member for Sunnybank Peter Russo said the project was crucial to meeting the housing requirements of the local area.

“I am proud to get behind great projects like Cornerstone Living,” Mr Russo said.

“It’s great to see high quality developments that include space and amenities for everyone to enjoy and that will become another focal point for our community.”

The construction of Stage D is now underway with today’s concrete pour, and will comprise of 52 dwellings.

Executive Chairman of Consolidated Properties Don O’Rorke said this development will provide a range of benefits for the community in terms of housing and jobs.

“The Queensland Government will receive a boost through a structured development agreement, providing a greater financial return on land values as the project progresses.” Mr O’Rorke said.

“The start of Stage D marks our 200th dwelling at Cornerstone. We look forward to creating a community that will set new benchmarks in town planning, building design and sustainability. We have a proud history of delivering high quality development and creating homes and communities that people love.”