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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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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

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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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INVITATION TO ATTEND OPEN FORUM ON ALDERSHOT MINING OPERATION SHORTCOMINGS

March 14th, 2011

This corressponce & invitation was forwarded to us

ALDERSHOT AND DISTRICT AGAINST MINING

Pres. Steve Harding-Vice.Pres. Brian Linforth-Sec.Sue Crickitt

Tres. Col Renyolds

72 Smelter St. Aldershot 4650

Tel 41221011—e-mail  brisue@dodo.com.au

14/03/11

Chambers Of Commerce Fraser Coast

The committee of our organization invites you to a very factual and informative documentry film regarding COAL SEAM GAS EXTRACTION.

Apart from the possible income from these wells we believe it is in your members interest to be aware of the potential damage the proliferation of this form of mining can have.

The attached brochure gives details and we hope to see some of you there.

REGARDS

BRIAN LINFORTH

VICE PRES .

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REZONING OF LAND PARCELS BY COUNCIL TO FIT IN WITH PROPOSED EVELOPMENTS IN THE FRASER COAST REGION

December 2nd, 2010

Hervey Bay City Planning Scheme Draft Amendments


Council is proposing to amend the Hervey Bay City Planning Scheme in order to provide a sound planning tool to manage development within the former Hervey Bay City local government area until the completion of a consolidated scheme for the Fraser Coast Regional Council area.

You are invited to review the proposed amendments and lodge a submission during the public notification period, which extends from 29 November 2010 to 31 January 2011.