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TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS EARMARKED FOR DEVELOPMENTS IN HERVEY BAY FRASER COAST QLD

February 21st, 2013

TORQUAY & URANGAN DEVLOPMENT PROJECTS FOR HERVEY BAY

This Chronicle press release was put out just prior to xmas 2012  12th Dec 2012

A NEW Torquay shopping centre, a controversial $60 million eco-resort, and a six-storey Esplanade resort in a low-density part of town are expected to gain council approval on Wednesday.

The developments, if granted, would follow an endorsement at last week’s penultimate council meeting for a $25million McDonald’s and IGA supermarket at Urangan.

Earlier this year, the Torquay shopping complex was approved and Wednesday’s decision should see the building design signed off on.

An artist impression, sourced from council’s website, shows a Woolworths supermarket, fast-food and speciality stores.
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Documentation also revealed the complex has permission to trade from 6am -7pm seven days a week, and would provide 302 car parking spaces, including 63 in a basement level.

Controversially for some, the $60 million Rosewood eco-resort at Urangan has been recommended for approval although there still appears to be concerns.

Butchulla elders have made it known the area near the Pulgul St site is of significant importance to them.

FC Division 10 Cr George Seymour admitted he was worried about the development.

“I don’t agree with it, I think it’s still too high-density. It still doesn’t fit with low-density in my view. It’s 22-units-a-hectare, low density is meant to be up to 10, so I think it’s out of character for the area and I can understand residents concerns about it.

Also expected to be given the green light is a six-storey resort that will front Beach Rd and the Esplanade at Pialba.

The 81-unit project features a resort lounge and reception, spa and gym, squash and tennis courts, swimming pools and playground.
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Sourced from the local Chronicle & published by Henry Sapiecha

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