South Jerrabomberra will soon be home to a new commercial neighbourhood centre, with early works now commenced at ‘Botanical’ (stage 1) by developer, Poplars Developments Pty Ltd.
In 2013, the ‘Poplars – Queanbeyan Local Environmental Plan’ re-zoned land on the Tompsitt Drive approach to Jerrabomberra. In addition to the 7.6 Ha neighbourhood centre at North Poplars, a 32.0 Ha business park is planned for South Jerrabomberra.
Stage 1 of the Botanical development will include a service station, restaurant, fast food outlets and retail space. The development commenced with the demolition of the derelict farmhouse and shearing sheds that had fallen in to disrepair after rural activities were no longer viable. Civil works, in particular the construction of a new signalised intersection on Tompsitt Drive are due to commence in August, with construction completion of subdivision works in the first quarter of 2019. The new intersection will ultimately provide access to the entire South Jerrabomberra area including the Poplars business park and Tralee residential areas.
“This development has been many, many years in the making with close cooperation of the Queanbeyan and Palerang Regional Council. We hope this first phase of development triggers a renewed focus on the Jerrabomberra area and facilities for the community. Poplars will be the new gateway between Canberra and Jerrabomberra, so we see endless opportunity to bring needed business investment to the area,” said Chris Daly from Black Mountain Construction Assurance, the project manager of the development.
Poplars Developments brings together land owners David and James Larcombe, Goodwin & Kenyon Pty Ltd, and the Riverview Group.
“My family has owned the land for more than 30 years, Jerrabomberra is our home. That’s why we are so excited to bring additional business investments to the region, and to support the development of our community,” said David Larcombe.
The planning for the area continues to evolve with latest concepts including an Innovation Hub at the business park. The facility will provide collaborative workspaces which focus on information and exchange of ideas. Educational facilities, sporting facilities and a solar farm are also being considered for the area.
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Photography can be supplied, and the following are available for interviews:
Chris Daly – BMCA
David Larcombe – Poplars Land Owner