82-lot master plan in pipeline
A MASTER plan for Bargara's Hughes Rd has been revealed which may see some old houses removed to make way for an 82-lot residential subdivision.
The plan comes as Joseph and Elizabeth Brischetto, who formerly ran Brischetto Winery from their property, commissioned son Mario, a Brisbane-based engineer, to do a subdivision plan for their land.
The Brischettos contacted adjoining landholder Adam Robertson, owner of Robertson Flower Farm, to see if he wanted to subdivide the land he purchased last year, located behind the Hughes Rd cafe Twocan Yard Bar.
Mr Robertson said he purchased his land to grow flowers and provide accommodation for his workers but had a long term vision to subdivide.
"The intention was 10 to 20 years down the track to do something like that - that's why we bought it," he said.
"But the Brischettos approached us and said 'Look, we're doing this. Do you want to be part of it?' and I said 'Yeah, sure', so that's how it went."
He said his converted house for hostel workers accommodation, located behind Twocan Yard Bar, would remain.
"I wouldn't develop the hostel and knock it down - I've spent a fortune on it," Mr Robertson said.
"We're hoping to subdivide the paddock behind the hostel with Joe Brischetto."
With an application currently before the Bundaberg Regional Council, Mr Robertson said how quickly the development progressed from here was up to the council.
"We're not expecting it to be approved much before Christmas," he said.
Mr Robertson said as part of the application, they had to develop a master plan for the whole area.
"So you'll see lots over the cafe and everything but that's just what the design engineer said could be possible in the future," he said.
"It's not really what's going to happen straight away, but with the master plan we had to show this is what can work."
Mario Brischetto said his parents would have the option to decide whether they wanted to keep their house or have it removed once the development was approved.
But Mr Brischetto said to the disappointment of his dad the former Bischetto Winery shed would need to be removed for road access.