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Port housing plan tipped to boost Bundaberg population

By Frances Adcock, Friday September 6, 2013 - 11:15 EST

The Bundaberg council says a new multi-million-dollar housing precinct at the city's port in southern Queensland will be built on flood-proof land.

Premier Campbell Newman announced tenders for the port development will go out next month and completed by 2015.

The plan includes a large housing development, a six-storey hotel and a business hub.

"It will bring the population to the regions, obviously those that want a different lifestyle of living down there at the port looking down across the river onto Maroubra Island," Deputy Mayor David Batt said.

"This will bring people to the regions from down south, as well the south-east corner of Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria."

He says he hopes developers take advantage of the council's reduced infrastructure charges.

"As part of that, people that are building in the Bundaberg city area, or places where there is already infrastructure such as the sewer, water and roads, can apply for a 75 per cent subsidy of infrastructure charges, if they apply and build and have it finished by September next year," he said.


- ABC

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