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Imagine wall-to-wall homes from Noosa to Tin Can Bay?

A catamaran heads into Snapper Creek at Tin Can Bay.
A catamaran heads into Snapper Creek at Tin Can Bay. Craig Warhurst

ONE of Noosa's most audacious development attempts has been revealed as the Cooloola region gears up for possible National Heritage Listing.

Imagine wall-to-wall housing and all the infrastructure that goes with that starting from Noosa River and travelling north to Fraser Island.

That is the picture that has emerged during discussions in support of the national listing that could act as a further springboard for eventual World Heritage Listing.

According to Noosa councillor Tony Wellington, a Freedom of Information search has revealed what could have all but obliterated the natural beauty of Noosa North Shore, and beyond.

This was after Noosa Mayor Noel Playford said it was probably hard to imagine "this place without Cooloola National Park".

"But a very, very little known fact is that, years ago, there were plans afoot for housing right from here to Fraser Island," Cr Playford said.

Cr Wellington said FOI has shown that "an American investment company wanted to build a whole series of towns and massive roadways between the Noosa River and Tin Can Bay".

"The only thing that stopped it ... were the mining leases over the whole area," Cr Wellington said.

The mayor said after the development did not happen, "the community took up arms against the mining leases and so the high dunes weren't mined, although a lot of the North Shore was".

 

Gympie Times

Topics:  housing, noosa, tin can bay



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