The Heathwood Community Centre is part of Transurban Queensland’s commitment to giving back to the communities we operate in by creating an inclusive meeting space which will provide long-term benefit for residents.
The centre is being delivered as part of our Motorscapes Program which considers how unused sites near our roads can be regenerated to benefit communities and the surrounding environment.
In February 2018, following community consultation Transurban Queensland unveiled plans to build a $2 million community centre on a 6,500m2 vacant site located along the Logan.
Motorway at the Stapylton Road, Heathwood interchange in Brisbane.
The Heathwood Community Centre is being delivered in conjunction with the Logan Enhancement Project. The project is expected to commence construction later this year and be open for public use by mid 2019 (subject to overall government approvals).
Concept design shaped by community feedback
The concept design for the Heathwood Community Centre has been shaped by community feedback and has been designed to address the needs of the local community.
The centre’s concept design incorporates a flexible floorplan to facilitate a range of activities, catering for small groups to large functions of up to 125 people, and features a large undercover outdoor breakout space, a commercial kitchen and a wet room for activities such as pottery and painting.
February 2018 – Heathwood Community Centre to create hub for local residents
Transurban Queensland, operator of the go via network, and Minister Leeanne Enoch, State Member for Algester, have today unveiled plans to build a $2 million community centre at Heathwood as part of the Logan Enhancement Project.
Left to right: Sue Johnson (Transurban Queensland Group Executive), Minister Leeanne Enoch (State Member for Algester) and Carolyn Mason (Chair of Communify Board).
The Heathwood Community Centre has been shaped by community feedback and once constructed will transform a 6,500m2 parcel of vacant land located along the Logan Motorway at the Stapylton Road interchange in Heathwood into an inclusive meeting space for the local community.
May 2017 – Community in the driver’s seat to shape Heathwood Community Development
Transurban Queensland has launched an Expression of Interest (EOI) campaign seeking local community input to shape the direction of the Heathwood Community Development, a $2 million community investment to be delivered as part of the Logan Enhancement Project.
The EOI process will run from 22 May to 30 June 2017, inviting submissions to determine the most appropriate use for a 6,500m2 parcel of vacant land located at the Logan Motorway and Stapylton Road interchange at Heathwood.
Transurban Queensland Group General Manager Wes Ballantine said he was excited to see the community steer the outcome of the Heathwood Community Development and encouraged all local residents to have their say.
Reference Group formed
Transurban has commenced planning for the Queensland’s first roadside regeneration project with the establishment of the Heathwood Community Development Reference Group.
The Heathwood Reference Group, consisting of local community stakeholders, held their first meeting in late April, to commence discussions on the preferred community use for the vacant Heathwood site.
Wes Ballantine, Group General Manager – Queensland, said the new Heathwood Community Development Reference Group was helping to shape Transurban $2 million roadside regeneration project at Heathwood.
December 2016 – Community invited to shape new community centre
Transurban unveiled plans to donate $2 million to develop a new community complex adjacent to the Logan Motorway at Heathwood.
Transurban Queensland Group General Manager, Wes Ballantine said the initiative forms part of its $512 million Logan Enhancement Project announced in late November.
“We are incredibly excited to start with a blank canvas and invite the community to share their ideas on how the site should be developed,” Mr Ballantine said.