ALMOST ten years after the first development application was lodged, the fate of the proposed Pacific View Estate in Worongary will be decided.
Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney has decided to ‘call in’ the project.
“Nine years have passed since the developer first lodged an application for this proposal with the local council and I have decided it’s time to make a decision on its future,” Mr Seeney said.
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“My decision to ‘call in’ the project means the State Government will now thoroughly assess the Pacific View Estate to provide the clarity needed for the local community,” he added.
The first development application for the project was lodged in 2005. A new development application followed in 2010, but Gold Coast City Council failed to make a decision on that application by the required date of October 31, 2014.
The LNP believes the project could create up to 3,500 new homes, house up to 10,000 people and create 2,700 building jobs.
“The proponent estimates the new residential, commercial and industrial estate could contribute $3.2 billion to the state economy and provide important new homes for the Gold Coast’s growing population, so it’s important it is thoroughly assessed.”