Aviation precinct plans adopted

BUNDABERG Regional Council has taken another step forward with plans for the Bundaberg Regional Aviation and Aerospace Precinct.

A pre-feasibility study on the proposed subdivision, at the northern section of the existing airport lot, north-east of the runway, had already been accepted at a council meeting on March 17 this year.

The subdivision layout will provide for 34 lots in all, with a total area of 108,643sq m, and an average size of 3195sq m.

At the council’s general meeting last week, council staff reported activities had progressed accordingly.

The council has now agreed to adopt the proposed staging of the subdivision and advance the planning application.

Councillors agreed to continue negotiations and enter into an enterprise works agreement with Telstra for the supply of optical fibre diversity telecommunications at a cost of about $135,000.

They also approved a motion to continue negotiations and enter into a network connection services contract with power company Ergon Energy for the supply of electricity at a cost of about $410,000.

The development of industrial/commercial land was seen by the council as an integral part of the overall Bundaberg Regional Aviation and Aerospace Precinct, which said it would provide much-needed economic stimulus to the regional economy.



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