New Childcare Centre on Racecourse Road Proposed

Hamilton may get a new childcare centre if the proposed three-storey facility on Racecourse Road gets Council approval.

The proposal seeks to develop a childcare centre on a 618.8sqm site at 50 Racecourse Road in Hamilton. If approved, the dwelling that currently occupies the site will be demolished to facilitate the construction of the Red Door Architecture-designed proposed development.

 Proposed site
Proposed site | Photo Credit: Brisbane City Council / 
Basement floor plan
Basement floor plan | Photo Credit: Brisbane City Council / 
 Ground floor plan
Ground floor plan | Photo Credit: Brisbane City Council / 

The three-storey childcare centre will feature elements that will assist with maintaining privacy and amenity of the site’s rear adjoining property, including acoustic screen and landscaping. 

“The development has been designed with consideration of established development along Racecourse Road and what is typical of a modern ‘high street’, noting that this portion of Racecourse Road is varied in character and yet to reach its development potential.” – Urban Strategies

Level 1 floor plan
Level 1 floor plan | Photo Credit: Brisbane City Council / 
Level 2 floor plan
Level 2 floor plan | Photo Credit: Brisbane City Council / 
Roof floor plan
Roof floor plan | Photo Credit: Brisbane City Council / 

The front facade will have extensive glazing and there will be a balcony for casual surveillance of the street and a pedestrian awning for weather protection.

The proposal which is anticipated to provide day-long care for 98 children includes ten (10) car parking spaces –three (3) for staff and seven (7) for drop off – to be located within a basement car park area. There will also be four (4) bicycle parking and end-trip facilities.

Summary of the development proposal
Total site area: 618.8sqm
Site cover: 535sqm / 86.46 per cent of the site
Total GFA: 624sqm
Ground floor GFA: 178sqm
Level 1 GFA: 239sqm
Level 2 GFA: 207sqm
Activity rooms: 6
Deep planting: 61sqm / 10.14 per cent of the site
Car Parking: 10 (6 – drop off + 1 PWD, Van 1, Staff 3

It is proposed that the childcare centre will operate from 6.30 am to 6.30 pm, Monday to Friday.

50 Racecourse Rd, Hamilton QLD 4007, Australia