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Developers call for extension on East Bundy Shopping Complex

THE developers behind a proposed multi-use shopping complex for East Bundaberg have asked the Bundaberg Regional Council for an extension on their approval to construct the centre.

Located on the corner of Bargara Rd and Olsen St beside Impact Make Your Mark, the development for a supermarket, pharmacy and 11 associated shops was approved in 2010.

But while a sign directing enquiries for the development was erected on the subject site, no construction ever started on the currently vacant land and the approval is set to expire next month, on September 16.

However, Jensen Bowers senior planner Keri Grainger who is acting on behalf of developer Bundaberg FJN Pty Ltd, has now submitted an application to the Bundaberg Regional Council for a two-year extension on the approval period for the proposed development.

"To allow adequate time for building approval to be reissued and for the development to be constructed as per the development approval," Ms Grainger wrote.

If approved, this would allow Bundaberg FJN, until September 16, 2017 to have the development completed.

The movement on the multi-use shopping complex comes as Bundaberg farmer turned property developer Gianna Gorza of Emtom Pty Ltd started construction of his approved application for a petrol station and associated shops directly across the road from the Bundaberg FJN development site.

The NewsMail understands the two developers may go in together to construct a lighted intersection at Bargara Rd and Olsen St to mitigate traffic for the two developments.

The Bundaberg Regional Council declined comment on the extension of the multi-use shopping complex application and said it had only just been lodged and the planning department required five days from the lodgement date of any application before it is in a position to give any informed, considered comment.

THE developers behind a proposed multi-use shopping complex for East Bundaberg have asked the Bundaberg Regional Council for an extension on their approval to construct the centre.

Located on the corner of Bargara Rd and Olsen St beside Impact Make Your Mark, the development for a supermarket, pharmacy and 11 associated shops was approved in 2010.

But while a sign directing enquiries for the development was erected on the subject site, no construction ever started on the currently vacant land and the approval is set to expire next month, on September 16.

However, Jensen Bowers senior planner Keri Grainger who is acting on behalf of developer Bundaberg FJN Pty Ltd, has now submitted an application to the Bundaberg Regional Council for a two year extension on the approval period for the proposed development.

"To allow adequate time for Building Approval to be reissued and for the development to be constructed as per the Development Approval," Ms Grainger wrote.

If approved, this would allow Bundaberg FJN, until September 16, 2017 to have the development completed.

The movement on the multi-use shopping complex comes as Bundaberg farmer turned property developer Gianna Gorza of Emtom Pty Ltd started construction of his approved application for a petrol station and associated shops directly across the road from the Bundaberg FJN development site.

The NewsMail understands the two developers may go into together to construct a lighted intersection at Bargara Rd and Olsen St to mitigate traffic for the two developments.

The Bundaberg Regional Council declined comment on the extension of the multi-use shopping complex application and said it only just been lodged and the planning department required five days from the lodgement date of any application before it is in a position to give any informed, considered comment.



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