An application has been lodged with Bundaberg Regional Council to create a 170-lot subdivision at Elliott Heads.
It's the first stage of the proposed 246-hectare Southbeach Estate which gained preliminary approval in 2013.
The project is a joint development between Sydney-based Stan La Vin and the Manera family.
Mr La Vin said the attraction of an unspoilt natural environment, ideal climate and lower home prices within walking distance of beaches had attracted interest.
“Timing is everything and when we first received approval in 2013 we were adversely affected by the mining crash so decided to slow things down,” Mr La Vin said.
“The market has certainly picked up since property in southern states has run out of puff and young people from all over the country are now looking for an affordable lifestyle to raise their family in a beautiful beachside location, and we offer both.
“We’ve been running an earlybird buyer campaign to gauge interest and have been overwhelmed by the response.”
House and land packages are expected to start from $395,000 with land sizes up to 700 sqm and “nothing taller than a palm tree”.
Subject to Council approval, Mr La Vin said sales are expected to begin soon with construction of the first homes next year.
If future stages are approved as planned, Mr La Vin said the estate would include 3200 homes, a shopping centre, bistro, healthcare services and schools.
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