Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Council Green-Lights Shoal Point High-Rise

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Council Green-Lights Shoal Point High-Rise

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Byline: Owen Jacques owen.jacques@dailymercury.com.au

FOUR high-rise hotels and a block of residential units.

It sounds like a game of monopoly, and so far the Mackay Regional Council has been happy to send Shoal Point developers past Go.

The latest high-rise to be given the nod from council is the Ramada development - a nine-storey, 30.8m tall hotel, on Belangason Way in Shoal Point with 69 rooms plus a restaurant.

It will stand 21m taller than the current guidelines for residential development.

The motel was approved overwhelmingly at the meeting with only community services councillor George Christensen voting against it.

The meeting was told that there had been no objections from the Shoal Point community, but Cr Christensen pointed out that this development had other high-rise developments planned on either sides.

Cr Christensen said the battle that raged about a proposed eight-storey development in Bucasia a year ago was on his mind. …

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