The proponent of the KUR-World Integrated Eco-Resort has submitted a Development Application to Mareeba Shire Council seeking approval to subdivide land at 112 Barnwell Road into 179 non-urban residential lots.
The application, made by Reever and Ocean on January 18, seeks to preserve development rights afforded by Council’s superseded planning scheme, which contemplated urban scale subdivision of land within the Myola Zone. The introduction of Council’s current planning scheme in July 2016 removed the Myola Zone that allowed for urban scale subdivision, instead placing the land in the Rural Zone.
The application follows Council’s decision in July 2017 to allow the proposed subdivision to be assessed under the superseded planning scheme.
KUR-World Development Manager, Mark Lawson said that whilst the current application applies to part of the KUR-World site, Reever and Ocean remains committed to delivering the KUR-World project in full.
“At the moment our primary focus is to deliver KUR-World, but in the event that KUR-World doesn’t proceed, we want to have as many options available, one of which is the subdivision of the site,” Mr Lawson said.
“The timing of the new planning scheme and the way the town planning legislation works meant we had to lodge this application to preserve any rights moving forward”, Mr Lawson said.
The Environmental Impact Statement for the KUR-World project is currently being drafted and submitted to the Queensland Government. Once complete, the EIS will be made available for public comment.
Proposed Subdivision Plan
CONTACT: Mark Lawson 0417 712 300