Thursday, February 1, 2024
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
A retirement village and residential subdivision has been seriously proposed to be constructed in Jubilee Pocket, with Whitsunday Regional Council moving to grant approval for an access through-road connecting Erromango Drive and Saint Bees Boulevarde, in preparation for the massive development.
The 640-metre-long trunk road is Stage 1 of the proposed works, with the 45-hectare plot of land to be subdivided into 197 residential allotments, and 230 multi-unit accommodation dwellings with a community centre for the adjoining retirement village.
Initially submitted to Whitsunday Regional Council in late 2022, the development was deemed as code assessable, therefore public notification was not required.
The development application, in particular for the retirement village proposal, explained that “A residential use of premises for accommodation for older members of the community, or retired persons, in independent living units or serviced units.”
“Where ancillary the use may include amenity and community facilities, a manager’s residence, health care and support services, preparing food and drink or staff accommodation.”
The proposed development layout. Images: Development application