New Medical Centre Proposed at Stafford Road Intersection

Plans for a new two-storey medical centre, to stand on the corner of Webster Road and Stafford Road, have been filed by the Elouera Group. If approved, the facility will become the 22nd medical site servicing the Kedron and Stafford community.

Development Application A005697853 details a 1,831-square metre medical centre that would operate 24 hours a day with 15 doctors and at least 35 healthcare workers. 

Ethos Urban, which lodged the application for the developer in March 2021, said that this facility will provide for the growing demands of an ageing population in the area. The consulting agency also said that its prominent location at an intersection raises the facility’s potential to become a successful medical centre. 

Photo Credit: Developmenti/BCC
Photo Credit: Developmenti/BCC

Brisbane City Council sought the assessment of the State Assessment and Referral Agency (SARA), since the proposal will impact a state road intersection. On 1 Oct 2021, SARA permitted the road access location, subject to some conditions. 

“Road access works comprising Type C2 driveway in accordance Brisbane City Council’s Transport, Access, Parking and Servicing Policy must be provided at the permitted access location,” SARA said. 

Photo Credit: Developmenti/BCC

“The existing road access works situated between Stafford Road and the subject site must be removed and all kerb and channel/table drain/concrete footpath reinstated between the pavement edge and the property boundary in accordance with the Road Planning and Design Manual.” 

SARA’s approval, however, doesn’t signal the start of construction as Council has yet to conclude its own assessment. 

It comes as Council has approved another 24-hour medical facility some two kilometres away at the former AMF bowling centre on Gympie Road Kedron in November 2020. It will stand next to the Kedron Wavell Medical Centre, which has over 120 doctors.