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More than $100 million worth of developments sitting idle

Headlining this list of idle ventures is the controversial but exciting $28 million Splash Bay, which was approved last December subject to 102 conditions.
Headlining this list of idle ventures is the controversial but exciting $28 million Splash Bay, which was approved last December subject to 102 conditions. google and artist

MORE than $100 million in development projects have seemingly stalled despite all being granted council approvals within the past year.

Headlining this list of idle ventures is the controversial but exciting $28 million Splash Bay, which was approved last December subject to 102 conditions.

Its developer Charles Richards, who is also the identity behind the stalled $160 million Wyndham Resort, has not returned Chronicle calls and has, in recent months, refused to comment on the state of the project.

After Splash Bay's approval, Mr Richards said construction would begin early in 2013.

Division 6 councillor Trevor McDonald said he had heard nothing further on the water park.

The $60 million Rosewood Eco Resort project in Urangan was another controversial development to gain approval within the past year.

Division 10 councillor George Seymour was a vocal critic of the Pulgul St proposal and said, to the best of his knowledge, construction had still not begun.

"I voted against that one but no, I haven't heard anything at all on that one," Cr Seymour said.

Another project in the deputy mayor's division was the $25 million Urangan McDonalds and IGA Shopping Centre.

It has been held up since an appeal against the approval was lodged with the Planning and Environment Court.

At the other end of town, the six-storey Esplanade resort near The Pines shows no signs of being built.

Meanwhile, city and town centre development councillor Daniel Sanderson said Woolworths had recently purchased a Denmans Camp Rd site approved for supermarket use in December.

"It will go ahead, hopefully this year or next, they've bought it so they've definitely got plans for it," he said.

The complex has permission to trade from 6am to 7pm seven days a week, and would provide 302 car parking spaces, including 63 in a basement level, supermarket and speciality stores.

Topics:  development fraser coast regional council splash bay



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