Parkland dedication delayed

COUNCILLORS have approved delaying the dedication of parkland in the new St George Springs Estate development on Yangan Road at the Southern Downs Regional Council general meeting.

The applicant, Caracourt Holdings, approached council about delaying the dedication of the parkland until a later stage of the development to “ensure the parkland is dedicated at a time when public access to the park can be provided”.

Council officers said in the report this was reasonable, as long as an easement was provided over the parkland until such time as the land was dedicated as a park.

Cr Neil Meiklejohn moved in line with the recommendation at the Stanthorpe meeting and Cr Mally McMurtrie seconded. It was unanimously approved.

In other St George Springs Estate news, excavators and earth movers have been working around the clock to complete stage one of the development, which is set to finish during the next week.

Wade First National Real Estate marketing agent Stuart Wade said he was excited about the development's progression and predicted the proposed shopping centre would be “up and running in one year”.

“The shopping centre pad has been levelled and compacted,” Mr Wade said.

“It's about 13,500 square metres which will include the car park, child-minding centre as well as the shopping centre.”

Stage two of the development is set to begin in two to three months.



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