THE Queensland Government has approved the first development application in Flagstone, one of South East Queensland's new communities, allowing for up to 132 new homes (or 126 lots).
Deputy Premier and Minister for Local Government Paul Lucas said the approval of the first lots for the "The Reserve" development at New Beith was the first of two development applications for the entire Greater Flagstone Urban Development Area (UDA).
The developer, MTAA, expects to begin construction in mid-April and anticipates that the marketing of Stage One (51 lots) will commence in May.
"This approval puts Greater Flagstone UDA firmly on the radar just five months after it was declared by the State Government," Mr Lucas said.
Mr Lucas said the development will deliver a range of housing types in an affordable, sustainable and connected community that demonstrates best practice urban design, and sound community development principles.
The State Government planning and development body, the Urban Land Development Authority (ULDA), is responsible for undertaking planning and development assessment within Greater Flagstone UDA.
Chief Executive Officer of the ULDA Paul Eagles said "The Reserve" will be well serviced by public transport, located approximately 1.2 kilometres east of a proposed future rail station location.
The 7,188 hectare Greater Flagstone UDA site is located 21 kilometres north of Beaudesert and approximately seven kilometres west of Jimboomba.
When fully developed over the next 30 to 40 years, the Greater Flagstone UDA will provide approximately 50,000 homes for a population of around 120,000 people.