A development application that seeks approval for refurbishment and extension to the Market Square Deception Bay Shopping Centre has been lodged.

Developer Mintus Properties Pty Ltd’s proposed extension to the existing shopping centre, located at 1-45 Bay Avenue in Deception Bay, that will create an additional 726sqm of gross floor area to accommodate shops, offices, and food and drink tenancies, a 496sqm tenancy for  health care services, and a 133sqm drive thru Zarraffa’s Coffee.

Deception Bay
Photo credit: Moreton Bay Regional Council / pdonline.moretonbay.qld.gov.au

The proposal also seeks approval to reconfigure some of the car parking spaces established in the previous DA and the recent Child Care Center approval. 

The DA’s purpose is also to rectify compliance issues with the earlier building work done at the front of the site, which previously contained shops and car parking, on the basis that it was a reduction to the existing GFA.

Photo credit: Moreton Bay Regional Council / pdonline.moretonbay.qld.gov.au

The plans, designed by Power Architects, involves amenities and eight tenancies with floor areas ranging from 83sqm to 128 sqm and may include a food and drink outlet, shop and/or office. The proposed diagnostic tenancy (Tenancy 2), on the other hand, contains 496sqm of gross floor area.

Deception Bay
Photo credit: Moreton Bay Regional Council / pdonline.moretonbay.qld.gov.au

The drive thru Zarraffa’s will be located at the front of the site, between Hungry Jacks and Tavern, and will be one storey in height and will include a loading bay and an illuminated pylon sign.

Photo credit: Moreton Bay Regional Council / pdonline.moretonbay.qld.gov.au

The new development layout reduces the 770 car parking spaces directly fronting the street by 78, which was approved in the existing DA, and replaces them with landscaping, street trees, and shade trees within the car parking area.

“The development contributes to a broad mix of land uses in the activity centre and is appropriately scaled, consistent with the role and function of the site and is supported by established infrastructure,” the Project Urban Assessment report said.