Multi-million dollar shopping centre on the way for Bannockburn as population booms

STORE ON THE WAY: Logan councillor Laurie Koranski, Forde MP Bert van Manen and Woolworths regional development manager Savanah Powell turn the sod at the site of the new supermarket at Bannockburn.
STORE ON THE WAY: Logan councillor Laurie Koranski, Forde MP Bert van Manen and Woolworths regional development manager Savanah Powell turn the sod at the site of the new supermarket at Bannockburn.

A MULTI-MILLION dollar shopping centre is on the way for Bannockburn, touted as a community hub for the area's booming population.

Woolworths Bannockburn Neighbourhood Shopping Centre will include a Woolworths, complete with an online drive through pick up facility, a BWS and a cafe.

A medical centre and gym are also on the cards.

Construction on the centre officially kicked off on Friday, with doors set to open by late 2021.

It comes after council's housing study revealed Logan could see 56,000 new dwellings developed in the next 15 years, on top of nearly 30,000 approved since 2010.

Deputy mayor Jon Raven said growth in suburbs like Bahrs Scrub and Holmview - near the new centre - rivalled that of Yarrabilba and Flagstone.

Forde MP Bert van Manen said the shopping centre would provide much-needed services and local jobs for the region's young people.

"Kids go past here to Rivermount College and Windaroo High (and) it gives them the opportunity to get jobs locally," he said.

"This is a tremendous investment in the community, especially considering how fast it's growing.

"(It) shows the City of Logan is in prime position for growth and investment."

According to Woolworths regional development manager Savanah Powell, the shopping centre will create 80 construction jobs and around 125 retail jobs.

The new centre will also include a community gathering space and a public art mural designed by a local artist.

Ms Powell said the shopping centre would have solar panels and rainwater harvesting to reduce its environmental impacts.

This development will continue our strong record of economic contribution to Queensland, including in the Logan City Council area, and create more than 100 local jobs," she said.

Logan councillor Laurie Koranski said the new centre would deliver facilities and services for residents which were currently a 15-minute drive away.

"We've been watching (the site) with keen interest for a number of years," she said.

"I think residents who live out at Wolffdene and Cedar Creek on acreage properties will appreciate it - it's just a couple of minutes away so they can pop in on the way home."

The centre is one of a number of retail developments to help cater for Logan's rapidly-growing population.

A $55 million shopping centre, also anchored by a Woolworths, opened at Flagstone earlier this year. The suburb also got a new Coles store in May.