Developers granted extensions
A CARAVAN park and a Paget office block will be able to hold on to their council development concessions for an extra year, saving thousands of dollars in charges and fees as project completion stretches out longer than expected.
Both the Adventure Riders Ranch at Oakenden, and the Custom Fluidpower building in Paget were granted extensions on their approved concessions under the Facilitating Development in the Mackay Region Policy during a council meeting on Wednesday.
Developers of the caravan park requested an extension due to unplanned delays relating to approvals from council, including for liquor licensing, food licensing, caravan park licensing and approval of the development application. By extending the concessions, the council has allowed the caravan park’s developers to save upwards of $30,000 in charges.
Custom Fluidpower, a mechanic business on Diesel Dr, will save more than $50,000. The company requested the extension because the project, which is being built in two stages, had sustained damage from Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
The approval was granted on the proviso the caravan park development will be complete by May 11, 2019 and the Paget office building by February 2020.