Council approves almost $500 million in developments
6 December, 2017
Council today approved projects valued at almost $500 million.
The projects include residential developments in Urraween, Dundowran and Urangan and a relocatable home park in Urangan.
The residential application in Dundowran will provide 2,000 new homes over about 20 years while the relocatable home park will breathe a new lease of life into the former Eagles Nest Golf course.
Infrastructure Portfolio Councillor Denis Chapman said the proposals were an indication that the region was moving forward.
"Developers, investors and new residents have confidence in our region”, Cr Chapman said.
"The developments represent sustainable growth across a variety of housing types which will attract a variety of residents and investors to the region.
“The projects will provide work for our existing contractors and tradies which will ensure a healthy economy.
“If the building sector is upbeat, the economic benefits flow through to other sectors of the economy.”
Cr Chapman said the building activity was sustainable.
“Figures from the state government indicate that the Fraser Coast population will continue to grow,” he said.
“Our population is expected to steadily increase across the region to 134,000 people by 2036; that’s an extra 24,000 people that will need a place to live.
“Council is planning for the future growth by developing local area plans and structure plans for emerging communities at Nikenbah and St Helens and now Urangan south.
“The plans will guide orderly development to ensure the necessary services such as roads, bikeways, and parks are provided.
“We are also talking with the state government about water security and improving state and federal government services in the region.”