Lee Duffield

Edited by Lee Duffield
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North Lakes sets new milestone in future development

As one of the top three fastest growing areas in Australia, residents’ prayers are finally being answered as North Lakes prepares itself for the development of a three building medical centre.

Cars entering North Lakes Qld

North Lakes is one of the country's fastest-growing cities. (Source: Jo-Ann Wriede)

The Moreton Bay Regional Council has passed the approval for a privately run medical centre to be developed, in order to accommodate a high demand to expand the medical facilities available, by local residents who see their community growing faster every year.

Local resident, Karen Keeble, has been living with her family in North Lakes for seven years and believes that such a development is just what her town needs, soon to benefit everyone in the area.

“I believe it is a beneficial plan, because North Lakes has grown so fast in the seven years that we’ve been here, they definitely need it,” she said.

With a 12 storey hotel and motel set to be completed in 2012, Karen is glad to see that such a development will also take pressure off the families who are forced to travel to Chermside and the Royal Brisbane Hospital, because surrounding local hospitals are becoming too busy.

“The Redcliffe Hospital is so busy all the time and also Caboolture as well, people have to travel down either to Chermside and further afield and for people with illnesses, their family members need to be close by them at that time,” she said.

A 200-bed hospital, equipped with specialist equipment and a multi-storey car park will also be built.

District Four Councillor Julie Greer said in a statement that this is sure to be a milestone for the ever-growing town.

With a retirement village located in North Lakes and a nursing home close by at Halpine Lakes, it is no wonder why locals are so excited and proud to see these future developments completed.