Proposal for 139-lot Burnett Heads development

139 lot Burnett Heads Development
Vacant land between Shelley Street and Burnett Heads Road could be developed under a proposal put forward in a new residential development application

Almost 140 new residential lots are proposed for Burnett Heads with a developer looking to take advantage of vacant residential land on Shelley Street.

The application proposes to reconfigure one lot, which fronts Shelley Street and extends down Rickerts Road to Burnett Heads Road, into 139 lots.

The residential lots are proposed to be developed over four stages in the application which was lodged with Bundaberg Regional Council this week.

The lots would be between about 600 and 800 square metres and suited to houses and duplexes, “possibly exploring options for smaller lot sizes into the future if markets accept such products,” the application said.

139 lot burnett heads development
An application has been lodged for a 139 lot Burnett Heads development

“The broader aim of the proposal is to achieve a diversity of choice in lot sizes.

“The proposed development comprises a mix of lot sizes which are compatible with the future development of dwelling houses and dual occupancies.”

The proposal would include a new road and two dedicated drainage lots.

The application recognises the site’s location within a planning coastal protection overlay, recognising it as sea turtle sensitive area.

For this reason the applicant has stated “street lighting, park lighting and outdoor lighting shall be the most energy efficient, dark sky compliant, and amber lighting available”.

“All construction will be appropriately managed … [and] all street lighting will be appropriately designed and installed to ensure it does not adversely impact on sea turtle nesting areas.”

The Shelley Street subdivision would be sewered, if approved.

139-lot Burnett Heads development to be assessed

The application is impact assessable in this precinct and will be subject to a public notification period.

“…The lot areas … are appropriately designed to accommodate allotments for residential purposes,” the application said.

“[The lots] conform to the surrounding land use patterns and integrate with the existing form to meet the current and future housing demands of the area.”

All streetscape landscaping works would utilise locally endemic or other native species.