Elliott Heads subdivision plans lodged

Elliott Heads subdivision
The total area of the proposed Southbeach Estate at Elliott Heads.

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.


  1. A development of this size will destroy the beach and river by severe overcrowding not to mention the huge increase on Elliott Heads Rd into Bundaberg affecting Coral Cove and Innes Park residents along with those from Elliot Heads. This is a bad idea. If council approves this the councillors responsible will be held accountable.

  2. I am not sure why councils (everywhere) feel it is to everyone’s advantage to keep growing bigger and bigger. I suppose it is if you currently own that land!

  3. This is wonderful news for our oldy worldly Elliott Heads. We, as homeowners, look forward to seeing a fresh new look with modern conveniences in what has been a really long forgotten little area.

  4. This is a real pity in such a sensitive area.this is arable land and in light of what is happening in Australia will be needed to supply food for other areas. Also such a big development would certainly spoil the pristine coast. What about our sea and wild life, what will be left for our children, you would be turning the area into a Hervey Bay and I don’t believe the area could cope with such volume

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