Proposed designs for the new building which will house Snap Fitness.
Proposed designs for the new building which will house Snap Fitness.

Shopping centre lodges plans to expand with new building

KEPPEL Bay Plaza has lodged plans to expand its centre with a separate building to house Snap Fitness.

The development, if approved, would involve the gym moving from inside the centre to a bigger 500 sqm space with a 100 sqm shop.

The existing Snap Fitness store at Yeppoon inside Keppel Bay Plaza.
The existing Snap Fitness store at Yeppoon inside Keppel Bay Plaza.

The subject site is 8-10 Park St, an irregular triangular shaped vacant block with frontage of about 68m on Braithwaite St and about 40m on Queen St.

The development would adjoin the Keppel Bay Plaza Shopping Centre.

A perspective design for the expansion at Keppel Bay Plaza by V Architecture.
A perspective design for the expansion at Keppel Bay Plaza by V Architecture.

A prelodgement meeting was held with Livingstone Shire Council in May which discussed matters of the footpaths on Braithwaite St and to connect with the shopping centre.

These issues have been addressed in the final application.

The development plans include a total of 15 carparks, including four dedicated staff spaces and one disabled space, with overflow to use the shopping centre car park.

Proposed plans for the gym and shop layout with the carpark.
Proposed plans for the gym and shop layout with the carpark.

The development would be accessed via Braithwaite St.

The application notes the street has a daily traffic volume of about 10,000 vehicles per day

with a peak hour of about 1000 vehicles between 3pm and 4pm.

The development is estimated to generate 24 vehicle trips during the peak hours with 240 vehicle trips per day.

The subject site is to the left of the Keppel Bay Plaza
The subject site is to the left of the Keppel Bay Plaza

The application was lodged with council this month and is now under assessment.

The report was prepared by town planners Adam and Sparke, project manager TLPC Pty Ltd, V Architecture and Hayes Traffic Engineering for the centre owners, Real Asset Management group.

Keppel Bay Plaza management has been contacted for comment.

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