New specialist centre builds on health hub vision

An artist's render of the outside of the approved $30 million medical and health centre project in Meadowbrook.
An artist’s render of the approved $30 million medical and health centre project in Meadowbrook.

Logan City Council’s vision to develop a health and well-being precinct at Meadowbrook has taken another step forward with construction approval for a four-storey medical centre and day hospital.

The $30 million medical and health centre project on 10-12 Nestor Drive, Meadowbrook, is within walking distance of the Logan Hospital, Logan Heart Centre and Loganlea train station.

A range of specialist services including oncology, renal dialysis, radiology, orthodontics and day hospital are planned spanning more than 5500 square metres of floor space.

Council’s vision to develop a health and well-being precinct was one of the outcomes from the Meadowbrook Summit in September 2018.

Last year’s budget allocated $5 million to cover works to support that vision under the Meadowbrook Master Plan.

The proposed site for the new medical centre currently houses several industrial sheds.

City Planning, Economic Development and Environment Chairperson, Councillor Jon Raven said the message from the Meadowbrook Summit was very clear to develop the thriving suburb with more health and well-being facilities.

“Attracting this kind of investment to our city creates employment and provides important facilities for our residents,” Cr Raven said.

“This new multi-purpose medical centre demonstrates that Council is working hard to deliver the community’s vision for Meadowbrook.”

The Development Application for the new medical and health centre was lodged under Council’s innovative RiskSmart initiative.

RiskSmart allows for streamlined assessment timeframes for Code Assessable development applications that are lodged by accredited consultants.

The new centre will include 164 car parking spaces across two levels, four motorbike parking spaces and bicycle end-of-trip facilities.

Division 6 Councillor Tony Hall said the project would help build the precinct’s growing reputation for accessible top-quality medical care.

“This new medical centre will be close to a number of other health services, including Logan Hospital, and will be easily accessible by car or public transport,” Cr Hall said.

“Council’s support for the development of this health and well-being hub is another step towards ending the days when Logan residents had to travel long distances to access specialist medical care.

“Logan has become more than just a stopover between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, we are starting to provide essential services and opportunities not available anywhere else and this new medical centre will help many residents especially those living in Division 6 who require specialist care.”

The project is scheduled to start next year and be completed by 2022.

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