Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Estate Knocked Back; Council Refuses to Give Timeline Extension

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Estate Knocked Back; Council Refuses to Give Timeline Extension

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Byline: Chris Lees chris.lees@gladstoneobserver.com.au

NO EXTENSION has been given to a housing development in Kirkwood because of concerns of oversupply and community awareness.

Gladstone Regional Council knocked back a proposal to extend the development application for the The Summit Estate on Kirkwood Rd. The current application expires today and the request was for an additional four years.

There are hundreds of lots planned for the estate which is 93.82 hectares at 745-749 Kirkwood Rd.

According to an officers' report the development had to be assessed under the new planning scheme, which can take into account community needs and awareness. "Given the level of construction under way and the lack of community need, it is considered that the proposal is not capable of existing in harmony with the Purpose of the Emerging Communities Zone Code," the report to the council read. Another reason put forward to not grant the extension was the community's lack of awareness about the development. …

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