Development in the spotlight

April 18th, 2012

Have the local infrastructure charges stalled development? Well seeing as most other similar sized Councils have simalr charges I cannot see why development would stall. Other reasons for the construction slow down include…
We are not directly impacted by mining, the Aussie dollar value has impacted on tourism and the entire country has experienced an economic downturn with the community saving their money to pay for rising cost of living expenses rather than spending it. House sales are down everywhere so building new ones is becoming a challenge as the purchasers are no longer buying. This is the case in manyother areas.
A summary of recent approvals and applications under assessment may ease your concerns somewhat.

Major developments approved include: Expansion to Stockland Hervey Bay (previously Centro), Augustus estate master plan and subsequent approvals for stage 4-16, Wyndham Resort Hervey Bay, Torquay neighbourhood shopping centre, Maryborough aquatic centre, Pialba Community Centre, Hervey Bay Cultural Centre, Oakhurst Gardens stages 11 -14, various 6 and 8 storey residential and mixed use development along Esplanade, Wetside Waterpark, various large residential subdivisions in Doolong Flats, St Stephens Hospital Hervey Bay, Airport Industrial Estate northern and western precincts, On the Beach development Burrum Heads, Signature Building (offices) Pialba, Huntingdale Woods Estate, Nikenbah Waste Water Treatment Facility, extension to Bay Central Shopping Centre, new Ergon Depot Dundowran, multiple unit development Boys Ave Maryborough, extensions to various schools including St James Lutheran College and Riverside Christian College and Hervey Bay Christian Academy, various large subdivision applications in Doolong Flats including Doug Ring, Kega Finance, Flamingo Park Estate, Huntingdale Woods Estate, Endless View Holdings and McFies land. To name a few…

• Major developments currently being assessed include: Maryborough Marine Industry Precinct, two applications for expansion of Station Square, Mariners Cove balance area, master planned communities in the Eli Waters/Dundowran area, proposed shopping centres at Urangan and Doolong Flats, master plan for St James Lutheran College, expansion of River Heads Shops, Diamond Links golf course and resort, new Bunnings Hervey Bay, and Dolphin Waters and Gympie Securities estates at Burrum Heads.
Thanks, Sue

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