Developer given nod
AN application for subdivision to create 44 residential lots on Carlo Point, Rainbow Beach, has been approved by Gympie Regional Council at its planning and development committee meeting.
The application is the residential component of the proposed marina development, but chairman of the planning and development committee Cr Ian Petersen said yesterday the residential development was not dependent on the marina, but was a "stand-alone application".
"Gympie is very quiet in keeping with all other centres," Cr Petersen said, regarding the number of building applications.
"January is always a quiet month traditionally for the number of applications and it's down considerably on previous years."
He attributed the slump to the economic situation and that applications were down "across the board".
"It's noticeable by the absence of reasonably large subdivisions and it's a reflection of the real estate industry and the economy generally," he said.
"Council has experienced a decline in applications. The decline has come considerably later than many other councils and is probably less severe than others who have experienced 30-40% decline."