A KFC and car wash could soon be built at Karalee Shopping Village if another expansion at the centre is approved.
Consolidated Properties Group, submitted an application to Ipswich City Council for a material change of use to have the site designated as ‘Business Uses’.
Plans to grow the centre come two years after an $80million expansion that saw it double in size and become the biggest shopping centre upgrade undertaken in Ipswich’s north-eastern growth corridor.
A Coles, McDonalds and 15 speciality stores opened as part of that development phase, which was completed in April last year.
Now, the Melbourne-based property finance company has lodged an application with Ipswich City Council to build a KFC, Beaurepaires, car wash and more car parks.
“A total of 32 car spaces will be removed for the development, to accommodate the fast food premises," the application states.
“Stage three of the shopping centre extension, approved by council in 2018, provides additional car parking spaces for the overall development.
The application noted the shopping village forms the primary business, service and recreational centre of Chuwar, Karalee and Barellan Point.
“This development is integrated as part of the overall Karalee centre expansion.
“The site is also located 900 metres from an access point to the Warrego Highway.
“The residential area surrounding the shopping village is undergoing a transition from large lot residential to low density residential uses."