In­fra­struc­ture set to fire up in Fun­nel Bay

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

FUN­NEL Bay is con­tin­u­ing to punch above its weight.

A range of in­fra­struc­ture de­vel­op­ments in­clud­ing con­struc­tion of a larger water main, in­stal­la­tion of a retic­u­lated sew­er­age sys­tem and a Fi­bre to Premises NBN sys­tem are set to broaden the ap­peal of the area.

The water main was con­nected this week along Jasinique Drive to Lang­ford Road near the en­trance to Fun­nel Bay.

The sew­er­age sys­tem will ser­vice the sur­round­ing ar­eas and re­place sep­tic tanks cur­rently in use.

When fi­bre-to-the-premises re­places the fi­bre-to-the-node NBN sys­tem, res­i­dents will have ac­cess to much quicker in­ter­net speeds.

These de­vel­op­ments are ex­pected to reach com­ple­tion by the end of June. PRD­na­tion­wide Whit­sun­day prin­ci­pal Christie Leet said this was great news for ex­ist­ing and prospec­tive res­i­dents in the area.

“I think they mean things to the in­vestor and things to the res­i­dents of the greater Fun­nel Bay area,” he said.

“The peo­ple there are in an area sur­rounded by wilder­ness but also have full town ser­vices with such a high de­gree of seclu­sion.

“All the ex­ist­ing res­i­dents in that area can ac­cess these ser­vices.”

PRD­na­tion­wide Whit­sun­day has also pre­sented a Master Plan to Coun­cil for ap­proval for an ad­di­tional 189 apart­ments, five vil­las and 34 land­lots.

PHOTO: PETER CAR­RUTHERS

PREPA­RA­TION: A new strat­egy aims to pre­pare Whit­sun­day res­i­dents for long-term ef­fects of cli­mate change in­clud­ing ris­ing sea lev­els and an in­creased in­ten­sity of trop­i­cal cy­clones.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

STEP AHEAD: Fun­nel Bay and sur­round­ing ar­eas are set for fur­ther de­vel­op­ment.

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