News

Heritage bid to block beach development

A HERVEY Bay man is trying to stop beach-side development in its tracks by applying to heritage list all of the foreshore along the Esplanade.

Peter Schuback and a group of Hervey Bay residents will launch an application to have the esplanade's foreshore added to the state heritage register, after they learned about a controversial application by Enzo's on the Beach to expand on the water side of the foreshore.

"If they allow Enzo's to go ahead and build a two storey building there, what will be the next step?" Mr Schuback asked.

"Who will put the next, two four five six seven storey building on the esplanade?"

The imminent application comes off the back of a court settlement for Mr Schuback against the Fraser Coast Regional Council's proposal for an airstrip at Sunshine Acres.

Speaking to the Chronicle about the foreshore, Mr Schuback said the group of residents would put applications in to the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, and he was confident of a victory.

"Because it's such a long distance between the Point Vernon end and the Urangan Pier end it could take them ten years to assess it all," he said.

"Once that's going ahead the council should not allow any applications to go through - no development at all.
 "We have the council by the balls."

But an Environment and Heritage Protection spokeswoman said development could commence even if a heritage application was being assessed.

"EHP is required to complete its assessment within 80 business days from receipt of the application," she said.

"However, if more time is required to make a thorough assessment this may be extended to 120 business days."

The council said Mr Schuback would need to conduct an investigation to identify its historical significance.

While a nomination is being considered by the council, development applications could still be assessed and determined and management plans actioned.

"If the foreshore was listed on the register then council, as would any owner of a heritage listed place or building, take that into consideration when developing management plans or processing development applications," Councillor George Seymour said.

But a relentless Mr Schuback continued to push the cause to save the ambience of the region,

"Don't destroy the fishing village because that's what people come here for," he said.

"You can build Hervey Bay, 100m back from the Esplanade."

Topics:  hervey bay, high rise




Approaching whales in Strait will cost you: EHP

The maximum penalty for intentionally moving too close to a whale is $20,113.50 or an on-the-spot fine of $609.

Migaloo and other white whales have special protection

ALDI build begins in Urangan

OPENING SOON: Aldi in Maryborough Street opens on Wednesday 3 August.

Jobseekers are urged to get their resumes ready for a new store.

No need to inform public about brumbies on Fraser: QPWS

A brumby on Fraser Island.

The spokeswoman said public did not need to be concerned.

Latest deals and offers

#SaveMarinaJoyce: How ISIS theory took over youtube channel

One young Youtuber accidentally gave rise to a conspiracy theory

Talking whiskey with Jack Daniel’s master distiller

It all comes down to the distillery

SIXTY MILES AHEAD sign with Eclipse Records, prepare new album 'Insanity'

Sixty Miles Ahead sign with Eclipse. Photo Contributed

Sixty Miles Ahead to release new album on Eclipse

Thy Art Is Murder are killing it

See Thy Art is Murder on their killer tour happening right now. Photo Contributed

We talk with Thy Art is Murder about touring, babies, and new music

Date announced for Prince tribute concert

A Prince tribute concert will take place later this year

Matt Damon is taking a break from acting

Matt Damon is taking a break to spend time with his family

Queensland's $1 town goes under the hammer today

The township of Yelarbon is up for sale.

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

The climb is slow but property on the way up

Michael Matusik, director of Matusik Property Insights.Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

The improvement would be mild when compared to past cycles