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Whitsunday Regional Council Mayor Jennifer Whitney said she is pleased the QueenslandGovernment has formally declared the Moongunya Springs site in Collinsville as an urban area.
“This declaration made late last year paves the way for a decision on the current developmentapplication for the Council led master planned community,” Mayor Whitney said.
“It is proposed that Moongunya Springs will be comprised of 141 residential lots, multipledwellings, short term accommodation, a child care centre and open space.
“This is a great boost for the town of Collinsville which because of its growing community is in need of more residential area,” she said.
Mayor Whitney said the declaration made on 20th December by the Queensland Governmentremoves regulatory barriers from the development application under the Vegetation Management Act 1999 and the Sustainable Planning Act 2009.
“The decision by the Queensland Government is strongly supported by Council and demonstrates how partnerships between the State and Council are working toward reducing red tape and promoting economic prosperity,” she said.
“If development approval is received it is intended that the subdivision will be carried out over anumber of stages and provide greater housing diversity for the current and future residents ofCollinsville.
“The development application for Moongunya Springs was lodged in early 2013, however, it washeld up due to regulatory issues with the Vegetation Management Act 1999.
“The designation of the site as an urban area, by the Queensland Government, now removesthese issues, clearing the way for the assessment of the application to be finalised and a decision to be received in early 2014,” she said.
The Moongunya Springs site is located in the northernmost extent of Collinsville, adjacent to thehigh school (Situated on the Bowen Developmental Road and Walker Street).
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