The first concrete slabs have been poured on 53 terrace homes at Carseldine Village, a 100 per cent solar and battery neighbourhood.
Carseldine Village is a new residential community being developed by Economic Development Queensland on the site of the former QUT campus at Carseldine.
It will be the first residential development in Queensland to commit to delivering net zero energy emission terrace homes with energy saving features.
Deputy Premier and State Development Minister Steven Miles said it was exciting see the first slabs completed.
“This will support around 60 construction jobs for the first 53 terrace homes in Stage 1, with more stages and more jobs to come,” Miles said.
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“Queensland’s strong health response to the COVID-19 pandemic has driven the highest rate of net interstate migration in Australia to our state.
“This economic activity is needed to support growth as well as provide new housing supply for home buyers, close to existing public transport routes.”
Miles said to support population growth the Queensland Government is accelerating land supply across South East Queensland.
“We recently announced a new suburb at Caboolture West, which the Queensland Government’s Growth Areas Delivery Team selected as a pilot site to accelerate land supply in South East Queensland,” he said.
“Work will also identify the infrastructure necessary to support more affordable, liveable communities.
“This is all part of the Government’s economic recovery plan, to create more jobs and development in our state.”
Member for Aspley Bart Mellish said Carseldine Village is one of the first residential development in Queensland to commit to delivering net zero energy emission terrace homes with energy saving features to slash power bills.
“It will be a 100 per cent solar and battery neighbourhood saving homebuyers thousands of dollars in electricity,” Mellish said.
“All the Carseldine Village terrace homes will come with solar PV, battery storage systems, heat pump hot water systems, WiFi air conditioning and will be electric vehicle charger ready.
“Owners could save up to $1600 per year off their power bills.”
Some of the first 53 terrace homes in Stage 1 will be complete in late 2021, with the next 48 terrace homes in Stage 2 planned to begin construction in late 2021.