WORK has begun to build 86 new sites in a multi-million dollar expansion of the thriving RV Homebase in Maryborough.
A new social gathering hut, walking tracks and an expanded footprint will be built early this year after the Fraser Coast Regional Council approved the site extension in 2015.
The new multi-million dollar construction project will take the total number of sites at the Tinana base to 274.
This approval is the most significant expansion since the homebase was built in 2010.
Minor earthworks have begun on the vacant with site works progressing "full-steam ahead" this year.
RV Homebase project manager Sam Williams said the expansion was a result of a good stage one take-up.
"It's about building something that is an icon," he said.
"We've seen the interest the RV Homebase has created in stage one.
"We've got people living in the village from all over Australia."
Mr Williams said the company was excited about the interest the homebase had created on the Fraser Coast.
"We focus solely on the RV lifestyle and that's what sets us apart."
In 2009 Peter and Noelene Shadforth poured $1 million of their life savings into the homebase after purchasing 90 acres of vacant land on the corner of Teddington and Iindah Rds.
Last year the Fraser Coast Regional Council approved the 86-home extension to the $73 million over 50s lifestyle complex.
Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell praised the investment by Mr and Mrs Shadforth.
Cr O'Connell said the approved expansion would create valuable construction jobs inside our region and promote the region outside.
"It's a first-class development and a significant boost to our economy," he said.
"It's putting the Fraser Coast on the map."
Cr O'Connell said the success of the RV Homebase was due to is unique style.
"It provides an additional housing option for those who are looking for something different, even locals," he said.
Fraser Coast developer Daniel Poacher said it was these types of unique developments that were growing in popularity in the region.
"The news that RV Homebase is extending the current project is great news not only for prospective purchasers but also for the Fraser Coast economy as a whole," he said. "There is no doubt the concept of RV Homebase and the quality of the product are keys to the immense success of the project."
86 new lots on the site
Minor work has commenced
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