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WHY HAS THE FRASER COAST REGION GOT IT SO WRONG CAN BE SEEN BY THIS EXAMPLE IN THE NORTH OF BRISBANE QLD

November 8th, 2013

WE AT THE FRASER COAST NEED DEVELOPMENT & JOBS. EXAMPLE TO FOLLOW

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THE upcoming boom of jobs in the North Lakes region will have an impact so big it will directly affect the unemployment rate.

That’s the assessment of Sarina Russo Strathpine Manager Matt Perry, who said interest in projects like Costco was at an highest high among local job seekers.

The North Lakes Times can reveal almost 9500 jobs are up for grabs in the next two years in the trade, management and retail sectors.

The bulk will come from the Moreton Bay Rail Link (8000), but will also include Costco (410), Bunnings North Lakes (160), Bunnings Brendale (420) and Super Retail Group’s Distribution Centre at Brendale (620).

“That’s huge. We’re talking large international organisations.” Mr Perry said.

“I haven’t seen this kind of growth this quickly before.”

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Small Area Labour Market figures for the quarter from December 2012 to March 2013 have the unemployment rate in Mango Hill/Griffin at 4.8 per cent, below the national average of 5.7 per cent.

“We’ll see it (local unemployment rate) come down,” he said.

Mr Perry said the of the roughly 1000 clients served by Sarina Russo Strathpine, close to 90 per cent were interested in retail or warehouse work.

But he said there would be another side to the story, with the impact on small “mum and dad” businesses yet to be seen.

American retail giant Costco did not put a date on when applications for retail are set to open when contacted by the North Lakes Times.

But construction on the $35 million project began earlier this month.

The $38 million Bunnings North Lakes will open it’s doors in late October.

Recruitment for the project is almost completed, with 160 positions once complete, with more than 230 jobs were created during construction.

It will be the biggest Bunnings in Queensland, at a size of store size of more than 19,000 square metres and parking for 490 cars

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Henry Sapiecha the editor,was directly instrumental in achieving developments in the Mango Hill, Strathpine, Brendale, Kallangur, Bray Park, Petrie areas of Brisbane Qld.He had a business there called Queensland House & Land as well as Compac Realty Pty Ltd. Owned and operated the Northside Home Display centre, Greyhound training facility in Kallangur and & land developments in that area with over 20 persons employed by him. Sold development property to the then Pine Rivers Shire Council for their new works depot & to the shires head solicitor a land parcel designated for subdivision that was designed by Henry Sapiecha. He and his company Compac Realty Pty Ltd were appointed project managers for a new shopping centre development in the shire attracting many large players in the commercial & retail world. Once the project got off the ground major players were clamoring for positions in the development in case they missed out.He was given the project management above the Hookers, Ray Whites, Professionals etc because he was able to demonstrate how best his services could be utilized to the benefit of the property owners. There is a lot more to the story. Interested & qualified persons can contact Henry Sapiecha on a need to know basis for a consultation.

Henry Sapiecha settled a sale of a large industrial acreage of land for AMCOR paper mill for their new multimillion dollar factory complex at Brendale

He was a consultant to the the then Pine Rivers council on commercial & industrial matters.

Property & business valuers were constantly contacting the offices of Henry Sapiecha to determine values of properties in the Pine Rivers Shire as he specialized in that field and had the biggest real estate offices in the north of Brisbane

The area of what is known as the Fraser Coast has got so much of it wrong due to self serving lobbying groups centering their efforts on land that is of little interest to the major players in industry.

The council in their well meaning intent has listened to people who know very little about nothing as to how best serve this area to promote growth and employment.

I have seen so many groups & individuals engaged by the local council & other government departments over the last several years with very little to show for it. The commercial developments currently proposed to be built have had nothing or very little to do with any efforts by council or consultants in getting the developments here

The so called talk fest groups sit around & talk rubbish in the main part with a misguided view of what big business wants & needs

The reality is that the major players in commerce & industry are already aware of what they want to make something work & just need these things presented to them to see if they meet their criteria.

The entire Fraser Coast/Wide Bay Region needs to be assessed on a ‘big picture’ & ‘long term’ level and by anybody’s understanding to date all efforts to do so have been cosmetic, placatory or politically driven at best.

Yes we have an extremely high unemployment rate here

**If you have some input into this argument please comment as it would contribute to the possible growth of this region of how we should be looking at development in the Fraser Coast Region

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MARYBOROUGH RV PARK DEVELOPER GETS RAW DEAL FROM QLD STATE GOVERNMENT

February 21st, 2013

FRASER COAST PARK DEVELOPER GETS SNUBBED BY STATE TRANSPORT

THE developer behind Maryborough’s RV Homebase has slammed the attitude of Minister for Transport Scott Emerson after he refused to review requirements to upgrade a major intersection.

RV Homebase chairman Peter Shadforth met the minister last week and asked for infrastructure agreement, where the department would fund a $750,000 upgrade to the corner of Teddington Rd and Gympie Rd.

The company would then pay back the money in increments over the next five years, as the upgrade was a condition of their development being approved.

But Mr Shadforth said he had been bitterly disappointed by what he called an anti-industry reaction from the minister in their 20-minute meeting, with a flat-out no to the proposal.

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“He had made his mind up before he came,” Mr Shadforth said.

Mr Shadforth said he accepted it was their obligation to complete the upgrade, but said had he waited for an infrastructure agreement to be included in the development application, he would still be waiting to start the project.

“I am not looking for a handout, just some relief in spending in the early stages of the project,” he said.

The Tinana retirement village is currently home to about 35 people, with that number expected to double in the next few months.

It will eventually have 210 homes with large garages and communal leisure facilities, built to suit grey nomads, at a cost of about $70 million.

A representative for the Minister said their priority was repairing flood damage, not bailing out a developer.

“Mr Shadforth entered into an agreement committing him to upgrading the intersection at a certain stage of his development,” the representative said.

“We won’t be accepting Mr Shadforth’s request for taxpayers to fund his responsibilities.”


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ESPLANADE HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT TO GET THE GREEN LIGHT BY FC COUNCIL MAYOR

February 18th, 2013

DEVELOPERS TO GET SOME BETTER VALUE WITH HIGHER DENSITY

Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O’Connell and president of the Fraser Coast branch of the Urban Development Institute Association Ward Veitch look over the draft Fraser Coast Planning Scheme which has been released for comment.

THE new draft planning scheme unveiled on Monday by the council could create “robust discussion,” as it allows higher -density development on the Charlton Esplanade.
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Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O’Connell admitted there would be some in the community who would not like the new scheme, but said that was why there was a public consultation on the plan until Friday, April 12.

Under the scheme, land along the Esplanade from Pilot St in Urangan to Beach Rd in Pialba has been included in the high density residential zone.

A height of up to 20m is anticipated, rising to 26m in the high density residential precincts.

Cr O’Connell said it was important to note there were a number of conditions that would have to be met before any such development could occur, so it was not as if developers could just take a block of land on the Esplanade and start working.

The Mayor said he expected there would be “robust discussion” about this point.
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Other key changes include outbuildings on vacant land, subdivisions and overlays which deal with heritage and neighbourhood character, flood hazards, coastal protection, biodiversity, waterways and wetlands.

After the public consultation period, the council will consider all properly made submissions and advise each submitter of its response to the issues that have been raised.

The council then advises the Minister of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning if it intends to proceed with the draft planning scheme and, if so, with any modifications.

If the Minister approves the draft scheme, it is anticipated that the Fraser Coast Planning Scheme and planning scheme policies will be adopted and implemented in mid-2013.
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NEW FRASER COAST MAYOR GERARD HAS SOME GRAND PLANS FOR STREAMLINING DEVLOPMENT APPLICATIONS

May 17th, 2012


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Gerard O’Connell Mayor

The development industry is pivotal to a strong and prosperous economy for our region.  For every $1M in spend in the development industry this equates to

  • $600,000 in gross regional product
  • $84,000 in state and federal taxes
  • 4.2 full time jobs

Direct employment is generated in a diverse range of vocations including architects, engineers, valuers, ecologists and real estate agents to name a few.  Further, the construction industry directly benefits through the employment of tradesman, civil contractors and the like.  Opportunities in employment are also generated individually for solicitors, marketing, retail suppliers and more.

But most importantly, a strong development industry provides confidence in our region.

I am looking forward to working with the new Council and Executive Team and staff to foster positive outcomes for sustainable development and facilitiation of the growth projected for the Fraser Coast in the coming years.  To assist in achieving this, a major priority will be the completion of the first Consolidated Planning Scheme for the Fraser Coast.  Work is well progressed and Council will be looking to seek public and industry comment later this year.

Council will be continuing its commitment to working with the industry through such groups as the UDIA Fraser Coast Branch and the Development Industry Reference Group to engage on a variety of planning and development issues and to foster a strong partnership with the development industry.

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DEVELOPMENT EXPRESSWAY INITIATIVE BY FRASER COAST COUNCIL IS UNDER WAY-HAS IT GOT TEETH…

May 2nd, 2012


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Fast tracking of development applications is said by Michael Ellery of the Fraser Coast Council to be under way and working after it was launched a few weeks ago to assist developers in getting approvals in a timely manner

Micheal Ellery who is a council executive manager for development assessment indicates a ten day turn around period for applications is a reality despite some teething problems.

He has quoted some examples of the fast tracking that has taken place over the last few weeks

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So is the local Fraser Coast council finally on track? The results will speak for themselves in the near future as we have tackled rising high council application & headworks charges, slow processing times and decreased perceived property values by professionals in the industry and the public alike. How can it be justified that the smaller areas of the Fraser Coast like Howard, Torbanlea, Tiaro etc have to pay the same development charges to council as the Maryborough & Hervey Bay  areas do when the value of property resales bears no resemblance in recent times & developers are unable to makedevelopments in these areas financially viable as the returns are just not there.

Perhaps the council can take/buy.lease some space in these areas to give the general public & developers confidence  in these outlying areas when they see the council actually supporting these locations by taking direct action

We shall see where this all goes under the new leadership of the new mayor Gerard O’Connell and his new team recently elected.


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NOTE-I have one such project called the Fraser Coast Trades & Services Centre which would benefit greatly as would the Howard community if the Fraser Coast Council would committ to some space there.  www.fctsc.com.au

Published by Henry Sapiecha        www.frasercoastcentral.com.au


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FRASER COAST COUNCIL NOW HAS A FAST TRACK DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION SYSTEM. INVITATION…

March 13th, 2012

You are invited to the launch of Council’s latest development initiative – Expressway.

Council has established a range of fast track measures which will significantly reduce timeframes for the assessment of applications.

It is estimated approximately 70 percent of all development applications will be processed through one of the Expressway initiatives.

To find out about the key components of Expressway come along to the launch to be held on

Thursday 22 March 2012   

at 3.45pm (for a 4.00pm start)   

in the Executive Suite / Seminar Room at the USQ Campus in Old Maryborough Road, Pialba. 

Light refreshments will be available after the presentation and Council staff will be available to answer any questions you may have regarding Expressway.

Please RSVP to community.development@frasercoast.qld.gov.au by Friday 16 March, 2012.

 

Michelle Knapp
Executive Assistant | Community and Development | Fraser Coast Regional Council | Hervey Bay Office
77 Tavistock Street TORQUAY | PO Box 1943 HERVEY BAY  QLD  4655
Telephone:  (07) 4197 4346 | Facsimile:  (07) 4197 4455
Email:  michelle.knapp@frasercoast.qld.gov.au
Web:  www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au

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