Building continues in the Mariner’s Cove area of Hervey Bay.
Building continues in the Mariner’s Cove area of Hervey Bay. Daniel Tweed

Development not dead: Brooks

RUMOURS of the death of development on the Fraser Coast have been greatly exaggerated.

At least that was the view of councillor Sue Brooks at the Fraser Coast council’s first planning and development meeting of 2010 yesterday.

“Considering January is traditionally a slow month, this report is evidence that development on the Fraser Coast has not stopped,” Ms Brooks said after development activity reports for December and January were brought before the council.

In December 62 development applications were lodged with the council’s planning office, while 23 were lodged last month.

During that two-month period councillors dealt with 122 development applications.

Applications included the extension to the Centro shopping complex in Hervey Bay, two medical centres, an extension to the Mariners Cove development near Eli Waters and a realignment of the Marzabella development at Tinana to provide for an RV estate.

The council received an application for a medical centre at Urraween Road in December and then for another one at Liuzzi Street in Pialba last month.

Approval was also confirmed for a medical centre and shops at Karraschs Road, Craignish.

An extension to the Mariners Cove development is also on the cards after an application to turn 21 existing lots into 186 residential lots arrived from Vasco in the planning office.

Among the “significant applications approved” was a proposed Beraldo Design development of 32 multiple units at a three-storey building, including a rooftop terrace and basement car park, on Hervey Bay’s Esplanade.



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