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A LUXURY $140 million RV resort is officially under way in Hervey Bay.
The first sod will be turned on Wednesday at the site of Latitude25, a gated community specifically designed for RV and lifestyle enthusiasts.
The development, at Spring Way, Nikenbah, spans 20 hectares and will eventually be home to about 530 people in up to 281 homes.
It encompasses two lakes, green open space, parks, picnic areas and a $5 million state-of-the-art clubhouse and leisure centre.
Each home will have its own purpose-built garage to house its owner’s toys, whether they be an RV, cars or boat.
There will be a mail collection and forwarding service for when residents are on the road, although the full-size tennis courts, bowling green, golf chipping and putting green, billiard room, arts and crafts and games rooms, gym, pool, catering kitchen and bar may make even the keenest grey nomad stay home more.
Director Mick Irwin said Latitude25 would be unlike any other lifestyle community before.
“I’m a local and also an RVer myself, so I’ve seen the need for this style of community for quite some time,” he said.
The clubhouse and leisure centre are due for completion early next year, with the first 15 homes also due to be finished in early 2018.
Home packages will start from $450,000 to $550,000.
$5 million leisure centre with tennis courts, bowling green, library, wifi, gym, pool
Significant wash bay for largest of RVs
First homes ready early 2018
Additional RV spaces connected to utilities for family and friends to visit
Easy access to airport, Bruce Hwy and main roads connecting to Maryborough and marina
MOVE over Noosa, step aside Surfers Paradise and bye-bye Brisbane.
Queensland tourism has a new star – Maryborough.
The historic Queensland town, which has an annual festival devoted to Mary Poppins in June, has recorded a huge surge in tourist bookings for the Easter holidays, according to leading travel website Wotif.com.
Hotel bookings for the town, 30km southwest of Hervey Bay, have skyrocketed 75 per cent for the holiday period compared with the same time last year.
It’s shaping as a bumper holiday period for the whole region, with nearby Rainbow Beach recording a 70 per cent increase in bookings, according to Wotif.com.
Caloundra (up 60 per cent), Redcliffe (50 per cent) and Hamilton Island (almost 50 per cent) round out the top five. Hervey Bay is also expected to be packed, according to booking data from Mantra, Queensland’s biggest hotel group. But leading the pack is Maryborough, famous for its Mary Poppins festival and not much else. CRAP.
Maryborough has a timber city heritage with some of the most beautiful wooden houses in the state. The beer festival & so much more. So get a life ‘Not much else’ ????
Visitors are encouraged to follow the Mary Poppins Trail, in honour of the character’s author P.L. Travers who was born in the town, before checking out the town’s “history and heritage” and “art and culture”.
Wotif.com managing director Daniel Finch said there was plenty for visitors to like about Maryborough.
“This is a small town with a big personality. Not only does it celebrate the world’s most famous nanny with a town statue, visitors can also take part in a Magical Mary Trail, following in the footsteps and learning all about the region’s most famous ‘Mary’ as well as the character filled town itself,” he said.
“It’s a great little town for Queenslanders looking to swap the beach for an inland stay this April.”
He also said it was one of the cheapest holiday options in the state, with a predicted daily accommodation rate of $124 a night through the holiday period.
A PRELIMINARY development approval for the $60 million Scarness resort complex was carried unanimously at Wednesday’s Fraser Coast Regional Council meeting.
The proposal for the resort complex, which includes more than 100 residential units, a shopping complex and office complexes, means the developers will start their assessment of the site and consult with council before construction.
A new roundabout for the local streets in Scarness was also mentioned in the development plans.
Councillor David Lewis raised concerns over the traffic in the area, claiming the development would create problems for the Esplanade streets.
“The proposed roundabout will pose problems for the Queens Rd Esplanade intersection, which is already problematic especially in busy times,” he said.
“In busy times, it (the traffic) can back up a long way along the Esplandade.”
Cr Denis Chapman said it was about trying to use the commercial land as best as possible.
“It’s just a preliminary approval…they’ve got to come back to us and approve it. When you’ve got commercial land, you try and use as much of it as possible,” he said.
Police and SES stand watch over a motorist who’s vehicle stalled in flood waters on Kent Street, Maryborough Qld
THE mud may have washed away, but the scars remain in the hearts of Maryborough residents.
This time six years ago, more than 20 Maryborough businesses were filled with muddy water, and people were stranded in their homes.
The date was January 11, 2011, and Maryborough was experiencing its worst flood since the 1990s.
Over the next two days, 26 businesses were inundated, with losses totalling $4.5 million with a further $12 million in damages to Fraser Coast Regional Council infrastructure.
Melissa White from Earles Paint Place in Adelaide St said she remembered how quickly her team had to work to move the entire store’s paint supply to higher ground, in a race against rapidly rising waters.
“It was a quick one too as I remember, there wasn’t a lot of warning and I wasn’t able to get in again [after the floor was cleared], I remember I wasn’t able to get into the shop because it was so quick, I was stuck at home,” Ms White said.
“We pulled all the stock up and had it all ready and then we had to pull it all down after that.”
“It was worrying yes, it was just lapping the top steps, but it came into the bottom of the store and underneath,” she said.
“We used to have the bottle shop in underneath the back of the shop in 2011, so the bottle shop then was [flooded], it got quite damaged and we had to redo some panels, but we knew it was going to happen, we know we’re in a flood area.”
Ms White said owning a store in a flood-prone area meant inundation was something they always prepared for around this time of year.
“We prepare for it every year anyway but it’s always devastating when it comes through,” she said.
By the second day of the floods, The Pocket in Maryborough was also isolated.
Kevin Cordy has been living in The Pocket for 70 years, and has seen his fair share of Maryborough floods.
“We had no warning, it came up very quick,” Mr Cordy said.
“On the Friday, January 7 at 6pm, the water was just over the bank a little bit, but by 1am that night it had come up very quick, it came up very close.
“Normally floods come from Gympie and we have two or three days notice, this time it came up very fast, in six hours, and from a lot closer.”
It was around midnight that Mr Cordy heard a knock at his front door; it was his neighbour desperately asking for help to bring in his cattle.
But it was too late.
“I was able to get all of my cattle up in time, but my neighbour actually lost some,” he said.
“Some they found, some they found dead, they’ve got room to put them up, but they couldn’t get to that paddock before the water got there first.”
Mr Cordy and other residents in The Pocket were stranded for three days until the water levels fell below the road.
“I’m on a hill, the water comes up and surrounds us, but it’s something we’re always prepared for,” he said.
“I live on a farm and the wife has enough food in our pantry for about for six years, so there was no issue there.
“We just had to sit there and wait for the water to clear.”
It would be two years later when Maryborough would be hit by a more devastating flood on Australia Day, with water levels reaching more than 10 metres.
MARYBOROUGH QLD CITY CBD FLOOD MAP-1
More than 60 CBD businesses were hit and $15m in damage caused to council infrastructure.
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The council is now working on a multi-million dollar flood levy in the Maryborough CBD to prevent serious future damage, but that will not protect every business or home in the CBD.
A SNORKELLER is in hospital after the ninth suspected Irukandji jellyfish sting at Queensland’s Fraser Island in just over a week.
The 19-year-old man was stung on the lip while swimming in Coongul Creek on the western side of the island about 11am on Tuesday.
He was treated at the scene by paramedics before being flown to Bundaberg Base Hospital.
Paramedic Phillip Switzer said the man didn’t see the jellyfish but experienced severe nausea, vomiting and pain within 10 minutes of being stung. The incident is the ninth suspected Irukandji sting at Fraser Island since December 22, with the venomous jellyfish positively identified as being responsible for at least one of the incidents.
Mr Switzer said all nine cases had happened on the western side of the island in its calmer and warmer waters.
“We have no evidence to say they are or are not Irukandji,” Mr Switzer said. “There are certainly jellyfish floating but no one’s actually caught one so we can’t disprove that they’re not Irukandji or a jellyfish in the same family that produced the symptoms of an Irukandji jellyfish.” Eight people were treated at Fraser Island for Irukandji-like symptoms in 2015, Mr Switzer said.
The Irukandji — the world’s smallest jellyfish — is usually found in waters north of Mackay, about 700km further up the coast.
Scientists predict the jellyfish, of which there are at least eight species, will reach the Sunshine Coast within the next two decades.
Victims initially experience severe nausea, followed by multiple bouts of vomiting, pain that normally begins in the back and radiates up the neck to the chest and abdominal cavity, leg pain and cramping.
Mr Switzer said anyone believed to have been stung by one should treat the sting with vinegar and call triple-0.
WILDLIFE officers are continuing their search for two crocodiles lurking in the waters of Maryborough’s Mary River.
Crocodile on river mud bank
After two crocodiles, one 2.5m long and the other a massive 4.5m long, were seen by wildlife officers near Grahams Creek in April this year, the hunt has been on to find the giant reptiles and relocate them further north.
While the floating trap in Grahams Creek remains empty, members of the public have reported sightings to the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection since the search began.
A spokeswoman from the DEHP told the Chronicle the most recent sightings were on Saturday, June 11, when a member of the public reported seeing two crocodiles one kilometre downstream from Beaver Rock.
“EHP wildlife officers conducted a vessel-based patrol but no crocodile was observed,” the spokeswoman said.
“There is a permanent crocodile warning sign in place at Beaver Rock boat ramp.”
The EHP wildlife officers will continue to remove the two confirmed crocodiles present in the Mary River, regular patrols are taking place and cameras have been set up along the river bank.
The floating trap in Graham’s Creek is being re-baited weekly and monitored daily by remote camera.
Members of the public are reminded that it is very important to use “CrocWise” behaviour at all times.
Obey croc warning signs
Don’t swim or let domestic pets swim in waters where crocs may live
Be aware that crocodiles also swim in the ocean
Stand back from the water when fishing or cast netting
Never provoke, harass or feed crocs
Never leave food, fish scraps or bait near the water, a camp site or boat ramp
Never interfere with or fish or boat near crocodile traps, and
Always supervise children
Remember, you are responsible for your own safety in croc country.
Crocodile sightings can be reported to EHP on 1300 130 372 and the department investigates all crocodile reports it receives.