300-plus unit plan for coastal village

A POPULATION explosion could be on the way for Woodgate Beach if two large planned developments go ahead.

Proposals for more than 300 units, townhouses and holiday cabins are currently in the Bundaberg Regional Council pipelines.

The latest is for 69 units on 2ha between the Esplanade and Acacia Street, just north of the caravan park.

Two, three and four storeys are planned for the 51 multi-level apartments and 18 townhouses.

A resort-style pool, with separate pool for townhouse occupants, community building, putting green, badminton court and foreshore access are all included in the plans.

Bundaberg Regional Council principle planner Evan Fritz said council had responded to the application with a request for more information.

Mr Fritz said council had received a 19-unit development application and was also expecting revised plans for the proposed eco-village in Heidkes Road, at Walkers Point.

The original application, submitted to Isis Shire Council in February 2007, was refused by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in March this year.

The original plan was for 141 holiday units and 80 beach cabins on 15ha, and also included a conservation area and communal facilities which includes a meeting hall, cafe, various shops, swimming pool and a children's play area.



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