Dundowran developers hopeful progress has been made

THE company behind two major proposed developments in Dundowran is hopeful it has turned the corner towards success.

Alex Chernov from Leda Holdings said a new planning scheme from the council could not come quickly enough to help the projects, one being a new Hervey Bay Boat Club site on Dundowran Rd.

"Hopefully, this will allow us to move forward with finalising responses to the council, and also assist in resolving what should be straightforward outcomes with the Department of Main Roads so that Leda and the Hervey Bay Boat Club can move forward and deliver an outcome," he said.

Mr Chernov blasted the State Government Department of Main Roads for maintaining "an unreasonable position with respect to road and intersection upgrades" which he said was a major reason the project had taken so long.

The second project is a residential development on Gilsteads Rd, which Mr Chernov said had the potential to generate $150 million in direct investment in the region in coming years and create more than 1000 jobs.

He said the council's planning scheme should also help the project.

Mr Chernov said the council had been vocal in its support in recent times, however "it has taken us over four years to get to this point".

The council needed to show it had strategies ready to drive new investment into the region, he said.



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