Booral airpark and Fraser Island tower approved by council
FRASER Coast Regional Council has controversially given approval for a residential airpark at Booral.
Some residents of the area were in the council's Tavistock St chambers to see the project given unanimous support.
Sunshine Acres resident Tony Davies told the Chronicle he was "devastated" the approval was given.
"We went to that (Bunya Creek) area for the peace and quietness - we didn't go there for an airstrip or anything like that," he said.
"Personally, I breed birds, I breed rare finches...we send those birds all around Australia but that's the end of our breeding now."
Another resident of the area, Julie Colless, said there had been a petition bearing 600-odd signatories against the project.
The Venderwolf Rd airpark proposal, off Booral Rd, was for an airstrip that about 37 houses with hangers would have access to.
The house component of the proposal will need subdivision approval at a later date.
As part of the conditions set down in the approval, the site will be for private use only and flying will be restricted to daylight hours.
Also at the council meeting, the Wondunna Glades development, stages 3-7, of 160 lots, was given the tick, while an Optus telecommunications tower at Orchid Beach on Fraser Island got the nod too.