Councillors voted unanimously at their ordinary meeting last week to approve a development application for six units at Nelson St, Golden Beach.
Councillors voted unanimously at their ordinary meeting last week to approve a development application for six units at Nelson St, Golden Beach. Vicki Wood

Housing complex coming to Golden Beach

A HOUSING complex will be built at Golden Beach, despite conflict with the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme.

Councillors voted unanimously at their ordinary meeting last week to approve a development application for six units at Nelson St, Golden Beach.

The developer has proposed to build six three-bedroom units at the current Telstra site.

The site has been owned by Telstra since 1980. In 2013 Telstra sold its surplus land, which is the 1483sq m

approved for the new units.

The site is zoned for use by community facilities and is used in part by Telstra.

As a result, the proposed use has been through a publicly advertised, impact-assessable process, and no submissions were received.

Division 2 councillor Tim Dwyer said the fact there were no submissions against the application showed the community was accepting of new housing, which fits with the character of the Golden Beach area.

The developer proposed eight units accessed from a central spine driveway from Nelson Dr, but after talks with council officers, the plans were changed.

Now two one-storey units will face Nelson St and four townhouses will face Westminster Park.

"The ultimate design they've come up with is one more in keeping with low-density character of the street than the original application put before the council," Cr Dwyer said.

"The fact that no submissions were received is pleasing; it shows the community is accepting of good developments in the right locations."


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