BITS Club work to start in New Year
By REN LANZONnewsroom@gladstoneobserver.com.au
THE new owners of the Boyne/Tannum Country Club hope to begin building a new club and hotel about New Year, 2006.
Directors of BT Joint Venture Group were in Gladstone on Friday to have further talks with Cal- liope Shire Council about preparation for master planning for Boyne/Tannum's first resort project.
Jean-Mic Perrine, a director of joint venture and principal of Perrine Architecture Pty Ltd, said further talks woulld be conducted in Gladstone in about three weeks time to finalise the tender.
Council earlier this month accepted a tender from the group to set up a staged development expected to comprise 80 luxury units in the first stage.
The tender also commits to the upgrading of the existing golf course to a world class 18-hole course for resort use but with guaranteed public access.
Mr Perrine said master planning would take four to five months but there was expected to be an equal amount of time for the approvals process.
He said because of the negotiations with council for other properties and the need to address the community and market needs "we can have no preconception what the resort component would be''. "But it will be better than anything in the area.''
Negotiations over the tender have been facilitated by LJ Hooker Tannum Sands.