APPROVED MINING ACCOMMODATION OR TOURIST VILLAGE SITE
Located at the northern end of Bowen Basin and just outside Bowen Township the site is perfectly positioned for use by the mining industry or for tourism/caravan park development.
+ Land area: 6.75 hectares – clear freehold flood free site with
300 meters of highway frontage with access off Scenic Avenue
which has access off Ocean View Drive*
+ 7.5kms to Bowen Centre and 23km to Abbott Point Rd*
+ RPD: Lot 952 on SP194473 CTR 50641060
+ Local authority: Whitsunday Regional Council
THE APPROVAL — WHITSUNDAY SHORES ACCOMMODATION
Development approval summary:
+ 42 room motel plus managers residence
+ 86 relocatable homes containing up to 258 bedrooms
+ Restaurant, function room and general shop
+ Open area, BBQ’s, internal roads with landscaping etc
+ Able to be staged
+ Approval issued in August 2016 for 4yrs
+ Other uses possible inc future retirement units, low density
DIMENSIONS AND SHAPE
The site is an irregular shape with a frontage to the Bruce Highway of 301 metres, a depth of circa 230 metres and further frontage of circa 180 metres to Scenic Drive within the Whitsunday Shores Residential Estate.
SITE DESCRIPTION OVERVIEW
The property consists of level to undulating Melaleuca coastal forest country, with sandy loam soils and frontages to the Bruce Highway and access and frontage to Scenic Drive.
It is generally at street level to the Bruce Highway, with fair drainage, and is above any known flood or tidal surge heights. A lower area will be developed as an overland flow path with detention basin lakes formed as part of the landscape design.
The property is only circa 500 metres from the Pacific Ocean at Edgecombe Bay.
While the site has Bruce Highway frontage it does NOT have direct access to the Bruce Highway. Site Access is from a sealed road, Scenic Drive which has access off Ocean View Drive, app. 250 metres to the south. An Easement exists over the eastern boundary of the site granting vehicular access to the site at the rear, for another proposed residential use.
The property is zoned “Low Density Residential” under the Whitsunday Regional Council Planning Scheme.
APPROVALS - Whitsunday Regional Council
Development Approval was granted through a Negotiated Decision Notice (file reference 2015-870) issued 1 August 2016 valid for 4 years to 1 August 2020.
Negotiated Decision Notice issued for;
‘Development Application for Development permit for Material Change of Use for Staged Accommodation Building (42 Rooming Units), Managers Residence and Office, Shop, Restaurant, Function Room and Caravan Park (86 Relocatable Homes), Bruce Highway Bowen, L952 SP 194473.”
Main Roads Approval
Due to the site’s proximity to the Bruce Highway, Main Roads concurrence was obtained.
Approval has been given to develop the site in 5 stages:
Stage 1 Motel – 42 rooms
Stage 2 Relocatable Homes 1–14 and Restaurant/Function/Shop
Stage 3 Relocatable Homes 15–44
Stage 4 Relocatable Homes 45–64
Stage 5 Relocatable Homes 65–86