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Major Bargara developments approved

Bargara Golf Club
Club Bargara will be redeveloped as part of plans to include new accommodation and boutique living in Bargara.

Two major developments are set to transform Bargara, with a new golf club, retirement living and resort-style accommodation featuring a club, pool and more approved for construction.

The development applications for Club Bargara‘s proposals were presented to and approved by Bundaberg Regional Council at today's Ordinary meeting.

The first of the major developments includes a resort-style facility featuring a club, accommodation, and wellness centre.

It represents a redevelopment of the existing Bargara Golf Clubhouse with a new club facility and establishment of associated short term accommodation over land at 120 Miller Street and the golf course.

The facility will feature a single, six storey mixed-use building which will include:

• Ground level club featuring indoor seating, sports bar, gaming, children’s play area, deck and outdoor seating, lobby/reception and kitchen.

• An al-fresco café and three refreshment kiosks fronting the esplanade.

• A first floor (mezzanine level) above the main club trading floor featuring function space able to be flexibly divided for groups of up to 400 persons for events and conferences.

• 160 undercover carparking spaces across three levels (including one basement level).

• 56 short stay apartments

• A resort-style recreation deck above the podium, including pool and adjacent wellness centre, for the use of short stay accommodation guests.

Bargara Golf Club
Club Bargara will be redeveloped as part of plans to include new accommodation and boutique living in Bargara.

The second development features a new golf clubhouse and retirement facility on the opposite side of Miller Street.

The single-storey members’ golf clubhouse will feature a bar, kitchen, washroom facilities and dining area.

The internal dining area will adjoin a covered patio overlooking to golf course.

The club will include 39 car parking spaces, a service vehicle loading dock, bin storage area, a drop off zoning adjacent to the entry and eight golf buggy parking spaces located on the eastern side of the club house.

The retirement facility, which will be connected to the clubhouse, will be made up of 48 units.

The facility is to be accommodated within two five storey buildings, featuring 24 two-bedroom units and 24 three-bedroom units.

There will be 72 carparks available to tenants along with a pool and terrace, which incorporates a barbecue area, seating, and landscaping.

The facility will be available to the public and provide the opportunity for the community to reside in age-appropriate and highly accessible accommodation.

It will not be limited to club members.

Lighting/Sea Turtle Sensitive Area Overlay

The developments are located within the Sea Turtle Sensitive Area of the coastal protection overlay.

The purpose of the Sea turtle Sensitive Area Overlay Code is to ensure that development does not create harm to sea turtle nesting and sea turtle activity by avoiding adverse impacts generated from development, including from artificial lighting.

To demonstrate compliance with these assessment benchmarks, Club Bargara engaged Pendoley Environmental to prepare a Marine Turtle Light Management Plan, considering nearby nesting beaches as well as the impact of urban glow.

Detailed conditions relating to turtle lighting have been included in both approvals which impose a number of requirements including the submission of further lighting management and construction plans, restrictions on outdoor activities during nesting season as well as the need for compliance audits.



  1. It’s to late about 20 years to late Bargara is not under developed it is littered with buildings just like this already. It’s high density cram is as much as you can into the smallest area possible. The demo graph is retirement age but the buildings & density are like any other tourism area.

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