Wondunna undergoes development

WONDUNNA, among Hervey Bay's fastest expanding residential suburbs, is going through a solid injection of multi-million dollar developments.

And much of it is happening in Gilston Road where at least two major projects are under way.

Much of Gilston Road has been blocked off while excavation is being done for the 22.5 ha Gilston Estate but last week the council gave preliminary approval, with conditions attached, to a second development, on the western side of the street.

Three lots covering just over six hectares will be turned into 59 low density residential lots on what council has zoned as “emerging communities” land.

The lots are from 586 m2 to 871m2 with the average size at 664 m2.

A large open space lot of 1.137 ha will sit in the south-east corner and will encompass existing wetland.

Councillors heard that the water and sewerage to the development will not be a significant problem and that vehicle access is proposed from Gilston Road itself.

“Gilston Road will require upgrading to a collector with widening and construction of kerb and channel construction along the frontage of the development. The road upgrade will be to a minor collector standard.”

The developers will need to pay infrastructure charges towards water supply, sewerage, road and transport, including footpath and cycleway, stormwater and public park and community land.

Meanwhile Gilston Estate has sold 11 of its 47 lots in stage one.

Gilston Road is going to be very busy for many months to come.




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