23 August: Canungra is poised for continued growth following Scenic Rim Regional Council's approval of 117 residential blocks.
Canungra is poised for continued growth following Scenic Rim Regional Council's approval of 117 residential blocks.
The Canungra Rise estate is to be developed over three stages in the town's residential precinct, with blocks ranging in size from 600m2 to 1.33 hectares, following approval of the proposal at this week's Ordinary Meeting of Council.
Scenic Rim Mayor Greg Christensen said the development on a 171.9-hectare site on the eastern side of Canungra Creek was another sign of confidence in the future growth of the Scenic Rim region.
"Canungra is becoming a hot spot of growth in our region as more and more people are drawn by its unique country charm and central location," he said.
"With a range of lot sizes, this development offers individuals and families a variety of options to start afresh with a new home and I am excited by the potential for our Scenic Rim economy, viability and community vitality."
Council's approval of the development, off the Beaudesert-Nerang Road north of Benobble Bridge, takes into account advice from the Department of Transport and Main Roads that a corridor which was to have been preserved for the proposed Canungra Bypass is no longer required.
However, the Department of Transport and Main Roads has identified an alternative route for a future town bypass.
Both Division 3 Councillor Virginia West and Division 2 Councillor Nadia O'Carroll agreed that the original road corridor which had been identified as a Canungra town bypass option, was now not available following the decision by the Department of Transport and Main Roads.
In their opinion this route had provided a more cost effective solution than the current route proposed by the Department of Transport and Main Roads.
Council will continue to work with the Department of Transport and Main Roads to ensure that a Canungra bypass is included in future State Government infrastructure plans.
Published: 23 August 2019