New laws allow marina precinct changes at Royal Pines Resort

The Palaszczuk Government has approved changes to the Royal Pines Resort’s development scheme to allow a child care centre, food and drink outlets, commercial services and a recreational facility in the future.

Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said the changes to the Royal Pines Resort Approved Scheme, under the Integrated Resort Development Act 1987, would allow a proposal for new uses within the Marina precinct of the resort.

“These proposed uses reflect the changing needs of the resort and its residents and will allow commercial uses for the area that are not significantly different to existing uses,” Mr Dick said.

“When the Act was written in the 1980s, the existing planning, titling and body corporate management legislation could not facilitate a large-scale mixed-use resort development like Royal Pines Resort,” Mr Dick said.

“The proposal for this change came from Royal Pines Body Corporate management, who consulted with each of the resident bodies corporate, on the proposed changes, with 100 per cent in agreement. “Local residents were also consulted via public notification signage throughout the development and to each of the resident body corporates.

“By approving of these amendments, we have changed the future of Royal Pines Resort for the better.”

Mr Dick said for a child care centre, food and drink outlets, commercial services or a recreational facility to be considered in the future at Royal Pines, any proposal will still need to be in accordance with development control by-laws for the Resort which are overseen by the resort’s body corporate.

“This amendment is about ensuring that young families have the option to access to child care close to their home and will enable a diversity of services to be located locally,” he said.

“The Queensland Government is committed to delivering a planning system that will help shape wonderful places for people to live, work and play.

“By responding to the changing needs of the Royal Pines residents, we aim to create stronger, safer, healthier and well-connected communities now and for future generations of Queenslanders.”

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