A new housing project in Morayfield is rewriting the rules of residential development and providing an exciting range of training opportunities for its workforce.
 
The Jacaranda Gardens project from Morayfield Property Developments will see 116 townhouses built by the Affordable Building Company (ABC) with civil works to be undertaken by The Bonelli Group.
 
The townhouses are being built using cutting edge construction techniques in a Controlled Building Environment (CBE) significantly reducing build times.  In just 21 days, the houses are built and in another 21 days they are placed with finished landscaping fences, plumbing and driveways. 
 
Stage 1 and 2 of the Project are now complete, with a further 8 stages to be completed by the end of March next year.
 
Bonelli Group Training Manager John Bell said utilising a CBE had delivered a host of benefits.
 
“From the time a customer places an order for their home, they can be turning the key on their new property in weeks, cutting down the standard building time to a matter of weeks rather than months for this kind of property.
 
“Each stage of the development is completed before residents begin moving in. This means, homeowners will experience less construction noise and fewer disruptions from trucks and ongoing construction activity.
 
“In addition, working in a CBE has helped to reduce development costs without compromising on quality, reduced waste and minimized environmental impacts,” he said.
 
There are more than 60 people working on the project, including several CSQ funded apprentices and trainees.
 
CSQ CEO Brett Schimming said the development was providing a unique training opportunity.
 
“This project is blending the old and the new. Apprentices and trainees are learning traditional training trades, which are still essential in a Controlled Building Environment.
 
“However they are gaining a glimpse of the future, with houses built in a CBE set to become increasingly common,” he said.
 
The first stage of the development was launched last month at a ceremony attended by Morayfield MP Mark Ryan.
 
Mr Ryan said Jacaranda Gardens would help to address housing needs in the Caboolture region.
 
“This is a dynamic and growing region with a very low vacancy rate.
 
“A development like this provides speed to market, allowing us to address some of these constraints from a vacancy perspective,” he said.