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Long-term residential development to transform CBD

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The new development has been earmarked for 30 Quay Street in the CBD.

A new nine-storey development is set to transform the southern end of Quay Street and rejuvenate the Bundaberg CBD.

Bundaberg Regional Council recently approved the development application for Quay Residences, on behalf of Retirezy Pty Ltd, with the accommodation site to be constructed on 30 Quay Street.

The nine storey building will feature office and retail space on the ground floor and eight floors of residential units above.

Council's Group Manager Development Michael Ellery said the application highlighted the use of the building for long-term residency, rather than short-term stays.

“The development of the site for long-term residential units is exactly what is envisaged in the Council’s Planning Scheme,” he said.

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ARTIST IMPRESSION: Quay Residences has been given approval by Bundaberg Regional Council.

“The development application has highlighted the features of the accommodation site, with each floor of Quay Residences to include a four bedroom unit- with eight in total.

“The site, to be constructed on 725 square metres of ground floor footprint, will also include undercover resident parking, outdoor visitor parking and a small retail space on the ground floor.”

Michael said the application had only taken three days to finalise once it entered the decision stage, thanks in large part to the collaboration between the applicant and Council’s planners which had commenced with the prelodgement process.

He said the complex had been designed by local architects Tomas O’Malley Architect to be an attractive addition to Quay Street with views to the Burnett River.

The new building will be located close to Qunaba House (Payne Butler Lang) and next to Bundaberg Discount Furniture.

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An artist impression of the development on Quay Street.



  1. The high rise apartments are all okay but something of that style would be great as a high rise “car park”. There are numerous vacant lots in Quay Street that this could accommodate; splash out some money and purchase a building with the vacant lot and do the job properly instead of just giving it lip service the rear of Silly Solly’s would be ideal.

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