New start for old classic
Rocky home to turn into health clinic
NEW life is set to be breathed into a quaint Rockhampton home after development plans see a major transformation. Rockhampton Regional councillors moved a motion in yesterday’s Planning and Regulatory Meeting to give the 77-year-old home new life as a health clinic.
The property was sold to applicant, Robert Virtue, in 2015, undergoing some renovations a few months after the initial sale.
The 809sq m block currently boasts a “maintained” stilted Queenslander and large backyard. Development sketches reveal plans to maintain the existing house as a private dwelling.
Underneath the house is set to be enclosed and showcase an open-plan reception area, two consulting rooms and restroom and a private storeroom.
Councillor Ellen Smith (pictured) said the “beautifully presented house” would be a great place for a private clinic.
The boutique clinic is expected to treat an exclusive clientele with developments already under way. The application was moved by councillors yesterday and will be discussed in the next ordinary council meeting.
❝The house would be a great place for a private clinic.
NEW FUTURE: The dwelling at 244 Canning St is set to be turned into a health clinic. Inset: The floor plan for the new clinic.