The site for the resort which was knocked back by the council.
The site for the resort which was knocked back by the council. contributed

Huge Gladstone region resort, caravan park rejected by council

UPDATE:

A PROPOSED "resort" for Burua has been refused by Gladstone Regional Council.

The development was planned to in four stages.

In the first stage there were to be 109 powered sites, nine drive through sites, 18 villas/cabins, recreation open space, barbecue area, front office/kiosk, managers residence, two kitchens/amenities block, recreational area (basketball and tennis courts, mini golf, open air cinema), car park and wash pad/dump point/refuse area.

The other stages involved more sites, a pool and a retail precinct.

Overall it included 431 planned sites. The site is located at 72 Old Bruce Hwy, Burua.

The development was knocked back for a variety of reasons including not complying with the planning scheme as well as environmental issues, according to a council report.

"The proposal is inconsistent with the requirements of the desired environmental outcome (b) economic development (i) as it will not protect or enhance the productivity of the rural areas of the shire but compromise its agricultural productivity and rural capacity as good quality agricultural land," part of the officers' recommendation reads.

Issues surrounding busfire hazards and a failure to demonstrate an adequate, safe and reliable supply of water, including potable water, were all put forward in the report.

A number of submissions have been made against the proposal since it was first put forward in January 2013.

The developers were not able to be contacted.
 

EARLIER:

A PROPOSED "resort" for Burua has been refused by Gladstone Regional Council.

The development was planned to be done in four stages.

In the first stage there were to be 109 powered sites, nine drive through sites, 18 villas/cabins, recreation open space, barbecue area, front office/kiosk, managers residence, two kitchens/amenities block, recreational area (basketball and tennis courts, mini golf, open air cinema), car park and wash pad/dump point/refuse area.

The other stages involved more sites, a pool and a retail precinct.

Overall it included 431 planned sites.

The development was knocked back for a variety of reasons including not complying with the planning scheme as well as environmental issues, according to a council report.



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