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120-plus tourism park at Moore Park Beach

A NEW tourist park including 70 cabins, 50 caravan sites and four backpacker accommodation buildings may soon be headed to Moore Park Beach.

The application for the three-stage Murdoch's Rd development is currently before Bundaberg Regional Council and comes from Moore Park Beach Tavern, ACM Corporation Pty Ltd director Adam Maley.

The council's division 1 representative Alan Bush, whose electorate covers Moore Park Beach, said it was "by far" the biggest proposal for the coastal town in more than a decade.

"I reckon it's great for Moore Park, it shows that the people involved have got confidence in Moore Park growing," Cr Bush said.

"It will be good for the shopping complex, the tavern, the service station and the bowls club, for everything down there.

"It will really put Moore Park even more on the map I believe."

Cr Bush said it was only "early days" with the council's planning staff yet to assess the application.

If approved, Cr Bush admitted the caravan park would be in direct competition to the only other caravan park in the area, the council operated Moore Park Beach Holiday Park on Park Dr.

"I guess it will run in competition with it, but the one on the beach front (the council's) has different clientele I guess," Cr Bush said.

"It attracts the parents with children and those on holidays as it's close to the beach.

"Whereas this one (on Murdoch's Rd) is further in, but it's still in walking distance to the beach."

In the application to the council on behalf of ACM Corporation, Gracemere Surveying and Planning Consultants (GSPC) urban and regional planner Scott Lucke wrote it was evident there was a lack of short-term accommodation options for visitors to the Moore Park Beach area.

"And this proposal is sure to boost the economic values of other surrounding businesses within the business zone whilst providing a high quality accommodation facility for travellers to the region," Mr Lucke wrote.

Mr Lucke noted there was existing application over the land for 20 cabins.

"Following our discussion with council, we agree to withdraw this application and the 20 proposed cabins will be covered in this new application," he wrote.

ACM Corporation director Adam Maley could not be reached for comment.

Topics:  moore park beach, tourism




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