Sisters of Mercy Convent Site Transformation into New Childcare Centre Commences

The transformation of the former site of the Sisters of Mercy Convent has begun. The development will deliver a new childcare centre set within the $180-million, master-planned Greville community.

Situated on Morris Street in Wooloowin, the 110-year-old convent building is set to be transformed into a 110-place childcare centre. An additional wing, single storey in height, will be constructed at the rear of the building where children’s play areas will be provided predominantly on its ground level, as well as between the building and the car park area.

Car parking that can accommodate 22 cars will be provided within the site’s front setback whilst access to the building will be provided from Morris Street and the car park.

Works at the site will also include changes to landscaping, new fencing, and clearing of vegetation.

Sisters of Mercy Convent Site Transformation into New Childcare Centre Commences
Aerial perspective of childcare development at the former Sisters of Mercy Convent Site | Photo credit:  Brisbane City Council /

The development will sit next to the Holy Cross Catholic Parish Church and Holy Cross Catholic Primary School. It is situated within the 3.688 ha site– previously owned by the Catholic Sisters of Mercy–where Cedar Woods plans to establish a housing community comprising 280 homes and a 4,000 sqm public park.

After acquiring the larger site Sisters of Mercy in 2015, Cedar Woods sold the 2,559 sqm portion of the site where the convent sits to De Luc Corporation in 2020 for $3.2 million..Cedar Woods said that off-loading the site would allow the company to focus on its integrated housing development.

The proposed hours of operation for the childcare centre will be 7 am to 7 pm, Monday to Friday.

Published 12-February-2023