Caravan sales and repair business gets green light

A MAJOR caravan sales and repair business has been approved for construction on a large vacant block fronting Takalvan Street opposite the Bundaberg Cemetery.

Council, at its planning meeting this week, approved a development permit for a material change of use over the 3800sqm site to allow for the commercial activity.

Planning and Development portfolio spokesman Ross Sommerfeld said the approval would ensure land that has remained vacant for an extended period would add to the commercial activity along Takalvan Street.

"The land, situated at the corner of Takalvan Street and Dr May's Road was previously zoned "Community" to cater to a proposed church.

"The current proposal involves the construction of a new building 55.55 metres long and 18 metres wide with an overall height of 7 metres.

"The premises will contain a mezzanine floor hosting three offices, conference room, lunch and waiting rooms and a store area.

"The ground floor will contain a four bay caravan repair area, two bay caravan fitting area, sales, spare parts and reception areas."

Cr Sommerfeld said the council had noted a request from the developer to allow limited use of the road reserve for the loading and unloading or unhitching of vehicles and caravans prior to relocating them onsite.

"The applicant has been granted conditional approval to undertake this activity which is limited to a maximum of five such activities per day. De-hitched caravans may only remain in the road reserve for a maximum of 15 minutes before relocation to the developed site."

"The site will be landscaped and contain 17 on-site parking spaces," said Cr Sommerfeld.

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