First sewer connections ‘game changer’ for Elliott Heads

Ocean Heights residential development
Sewerage infrastructure will be connected to the Ocean Heights residential development.

The first Elliott Heads properties will soon be connected to sewerage infrastructure as part of the Ocean Heights residential estate.

Edals Investments managing director Dale Hancock said, as developers of the site, the family-owned company had worked with Council to install the infrastructure which was a “game changer” for the coastal community.

“We’re pleased to contribute to the sewerage infrastructure into Elliott Heads,” Mr Hancock said.

“With the new infrastructure of Rubyanna Wastewater Treatment Plant and the Council willing to help sewer areas like Burnett Heads and Elliott Heads the opportunity has come up to both work together and come up with this solution.

“It is certainly a new era for Elliott Heads to be able to tap into this infrastructure which Elliott Heads has been missing for a long time.”

Edals Investment managing director Dale Hancock at Ocean Heights Estate residential development
Edals Investment managing director Dale Hancock at Ocean Heights Estate residential development

Mr Hancock said he was keen to see the next stages continuing to progress for the 275-lot Ocean Heights development with plenty of interest from prospective homeowners.

“A large contributing factor is the new sewerage infrastructure,” he said.

“There are a lot of southerners moving in.

“The Coral Coast is certainly becoming a destination of choice. Affordability and lifestyle are the two principal factors driving that.”

Bundaberg Regional Council has been negotiating with adjoining landowners to facilitate the connection of this important infrastructure.

Planning and development spokesman Cr Ross Sommerfeld said it was significant to foresee the first lots being connected to sewer.

“Council is dedicated to working collaboratively with the community and developers to ensure we have the appropriate infrastructure in place to foster and support growth,” Cr Sommerfeld said.

“Having this sewerage infrastructure in place is part of Council’s strategy and opens up opportunities for other parcels of land to be developed.

“It certainly makes this area more attractive to potential investors.”

Divisional representative Cr Scott Rowleson said it was pleasing to see this residential community community progressing, which includes the dedication of a 60-metre wide area of ocean-front land as public space.

“It’s exciting to have the possibility of more people moving to Elliott Heads and enjoying this area which really is a slice of paradise,” Cr Rowleson said.

Mr Hancock said he had confidence the Elliott Heads area would continue to thrive, especially with the progression of Council’s streetscape works.

“We obviously see the potential,” he said.

“We’re comfortable investing in the local area. We’re a local family and we like to invest in the local area.”

Completion of the Rubyanna Wastewater Treatment Plant has been the catalyst for a number of coastal development proposals.