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Kolan River campsite proposed

Bundaberg Regional Council has received a Material Change of Use application for a Nature Based Tourism venture in Moorlands that includes the construction of seven camping sites. 

Bundaberg Regional Council has received an application for a nature-based tourism venture at Moorlands that includes the construction of seven camping sites. 

The site is predominately farmland and is situated on the banks of the Kolan River.

A spokesperson on behalf of the applicant said the only material change was the proposed camping locations.

“They (the applicants) intend to maintain the site for farming purposes, with the proposed campsites being the only development of the site proposed,” the spokesperson said.

“The site adjoins the Kolan River and has a great outlook to a natural and peaceful environment. The campsites are low in number are not like most camping grounds which can be quite dense and lose the scenic value of the area.

“The campsites are proposed to overlook the river and will provide potable water and toilet facilities.”

“The camping sites will result in back to basic nature-based tourism.”

Bundaberg regional Council Development Group Manager, Michael Ellery, said the proposed sites occupy an area of approximately 433sq m, with separation of approximately 10 metres between each site.

“This development application seeks a material change of use to establish a nature-based tourism venture comprising seven camping or recreational vehicle sites,” Mr Ellery said.

“The proposed sites are located on a cleared portion of the land, with separation from the existing cropping activities.

“The proposal received by Bundaberg Regional Council also includes the provision of basic services to the campsites, including the provision of drinking water. 

“A key focus for the assessment of the application will be about how well the proposal responds to the natural hazards applicable to the site, in particular flooding from the Kolan River.”

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