Health, childcare development set for Beerwah town centre

A VACANT site opposite Beerwah Marketplace is set to be developed into an integrated medical centre and childcare centre following an application to Sunshine Coast Council.

The site is currently used by some staff at the Marketplace to park their vehicles following the introduction of three-hour parking limits at the privately-owned shopping precinct.

Nearly 80 car parks will be designated in the development.

In relation to growing concern about parking availability in Beerwah the application states:

“The provision of on-site car parking, augmented by the available on street parking within the town centre area will be sufficient to cater for the parking demands of the proposed uses.”

The two-story development includes a proposed medical centre, food and drink outlet and shop on the ground floor and childcare centre on the first floor.

Other health services to be incorporated into the development include allied health, a GP clinic, radiology and physiotherapy services.

The childcare will be designed to accommodate space for 100 children, along with associated outdoor play areas and 33 car parking spaces that are directly accessible to the childcare component.

“The site is located within the Beerwah town centre area, therefore the proposed building has been designed to activate the (Turner Street) frontage through a built form that is constructed to the front boundary of the site with an awning extending over the footpath, consistent with the desired streetscape outcomes for the town centre area,” the development application states.

The application states the medical tenancies at ground level will be oriented to the street with substantial glazing interfacing with the frontage.