I await with interest to hear the outcome of the meeting to be held on 12th of June for the development at 1.5ha Regatta Boulevard site in Wurtulla.
Why you may ask? The Sunshine Coast Council made a very strong statement back on 28th March 2013 when they threw the planning scheme out the window to allow the Sunshine Plaza extension over 9,000sqm GFA (Gross Floor Area) above the 28,000sqm GFA limit set out in the plan.
Will this happen again and let the Chinese Consortium to build what they feel would be a better outcome than the current Town Plan allows? We will just have to wait and see, but if the answer is “YES” then it would be another strong indication that our Mayor Mark Jamieson and his Council are moving to become major economic force within the SEQ region.
Courtesy of Sunshine Coast Daily - 23rd May 2013
Chinese invest in Coast development
CAN China teach the Sunshine Coast how to build more liveable and sustainable developments better suited to our demographics and the needs of the community and the environment?
Former Sunshine Coaster Nick Oettinger believes the answer to that question is "yes".
He has lived for the past three years in the Chinese province of Anhui in Huai Bei, a city of two million people effectively contained within four streets.
Mr Oettinger fronts and is a shareholder with a group of Chinese investors in a company called FrogGlobal that yesterday bought a 1.5ha Regatta Boulevard site at Wurtulla.
The company plans to build a $100 million development that will challenge both the existing and draft planning schemes, but which MrOettinger argues could provide a model for future, higher density living that would not mirror past mistakes of places like the Gold Coast.
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