Council rejects Granville project
FORWARD momentum may have been the flavour of the morning on Wednesday as a number of high-profile development projects were nudged forward at the Fraser Coast council’s monthly planning and development meeting.
However, for the ambitious Della Vista community project in Granville, Wednesday’s meeting appeared to spell the end of the line with councillors voting 7-3 to reject the plan.
“We’ve given this as much time as possible and still got nothing re extra information,” deputy mayor Belinda McNeven said. “We’ve been backed into a corner.”
Voting against the recommendation to turn down the plan, councillor Gerard O’Connell said it had been an opportunity to accept a vote of confidence from the development community.
Councillor David Dalgleish also voted against the motion, saying he was concerned what the council’s decision might set up for future applications in the area.
The developers had planned to build a retirement village on 180 hectares at Granville, on the outskirts of Maryborough.
The applicants Affco Pty Ltd were originally asked to provide further information after an assessment report was presented to a council meeting exactly a year ago.
Among the other projects to be nudged forward at Wednesday’s meeting were a medical centre and shops in Craignish, a shopping complex at Alice Street in Maryborough; an 8-storey development on Hervey Bay’s Main Street, the upgrade of the Centro shopping centre and a 5-stage subdivision at Iindah Road in Maryborough.