BURNETT HEADS MARINA APPLICATION APPROVED

Council today gave unanimous support for an application to re-develop the Burnett Heads Marina & Boat Harbour. Personally, I believe that this approval will be the catalyst for future development within the region and that the expansion of this ideally located marine precinct will create the need for more maritime based services and businesses which of course means the creation of more jobs.

With the Port of Bundaberg recognised as one of the most accessable and safest ports of entry on the east coast of Australia, it’s encouraging to see the somewhat ‘tired’ boat harbour about to be upgraded which will compliment the existing excellent facilities on offer at the nearby Port Marina.

In moving the motion, the only change that I requested to the Conditions of Approval was that some lattitude be given to the recommended operating hours for the cafe/restaurant of 7.00am to midnight. I believe that breakfast trade would require it to open earlier than 7.00am and the Committee agreed to leave the operating times to the discretion on the General Manager.

Although Councillor Rowleson was absent from today’s meeting, I’d like to acknowledge the tremendous effort that he has made by working closely with the applicant and Council’s planning staff to resolve various background issues which has enabled such a speedy and positive outcome.

To view a copy of the full report that was presented to the meeting including plans and concept designs please click here.

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An application for a significant upgrade to the Burnett Heads marina at the harbour esplanade was approved by Bundaberg Regional Council at its Planning Committee Meeting today (May 13).

The new marina precinct will include 273 marina berths, a café and restaurant, commercial and retail areas, car parking and marina tenants’ facilities including a lounge, gymnasium, laundry and bathroom facilities.

Bundaberg Regional Council Planning and Development portfolio spokesperson Cr. Ross Sommerfeld described the unanimous decision by Council as a “good day” for the Bundaberg region.

“This would represent a major development for the port of Bundaberg which has been recognised as one of the most accessible ports on the Queensland coast below the reef,” Cr. Sommerfeld said.

He said the Burnett Heads area was the perfect location for this state of the art facility and could assist in making the area more attractive for other development projects.

“There is already an existing marina facility but this is going to make a major difference to that.

“I am hopeful it will kick-start development for the coastal region.”

Cr. Sommerfeld said it would be a huge boost for the region’s spirits as well as its economy.

“It’s good news, especially after what we have gone through this year. It will help the community to move forward.”

Plans for the marina had been on the table for a number of years and Cr. Sommerfeld said while a lot of work had been done, there was still a lot more to do.

“It has been a long time coming, though there is still a lot of work to do in the development and construction phase. Council will be assisting wherever possible in the process to see this facility become a reality,” Cr. Sommerfeld said.

Date: 13-05-2013

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