New signs pointing to the Splash Bay water park development at Urangan.
New signs pointing to the Splash Bay water park development at Urangan. Alistair Brightman

Urangan water park Splash Bay moves ahead

A CLUSTER of new signs could be proof Urangan's $28 million Splash Bay water park and $120 million resort formerly associated with Wyndham are finally going ahead.

Signs on both prospective sites have raised hopes developers might have finally nutted out how to meet the 106 conditions their development approval was subject to.

The Chronicle made multiple calls to the developer and builder of Splash Bay and the resort formerly named Wyndham - now Hervey Bay Resort - yesterday following new signage on the neighbouring sites.

Those calls went unreturned. But signs for both projects indicate construction will soon begin, with Splash Bay implied to be "coming (in) 2014".

Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell confirmed discussions had been ongoing with developers Charles Richards and Ian Buckeridge.

"He (Charles Richards) is still on the go. About this time last year we put through the development approval. At that time we said because they weren't in a position to answer some questions, they ended up with (106) conditions.

"So, of course, that begs the question that when you come back to start to do the work you'll have to come back to council."

The reported resort has been in the works for more than five years, while Splash Bay gained council approval last December.



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