Our focus on sustainability drives us to consider innovative ways in which disused sites near our roads can be regenerated to benefit communities and the surrounding environment.
Part of this commitment is to rethink how unused sites near our roads can be regenerated to benefit communities and the surrounding environment as part of our Motorscapes program.
In December 2016, Transurban Queensland announced the redevelopment of a 6,500m2 vacant site at for community use.
The Heathwood Community Development is part of Transurban Queensland’s commitment to giving back to the communities we operate in by creating a public space which will provide long-term benefit for residents.
The site is located on the Logan Motorway at Staplyton Road, Heathwood interchange in Brisbane.
The Heathwood Community Development is being delivered in conjunction with the Logan Enhancement Project. The project is expected to commence construction in mid-2018 and be open for public use by late 2018.
Community to shape Heathwood site
Transurban launched an Expression of Interest (EOI) campaign seeking community input to drive the direction of the Heathwood Community Development earlier this year. The EOI process has now closed.
Information on the outcomes of the EOI will be released in the coming months.
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.