Council knocks back unit development in Telina

AN application to build a 32-unit development and subdivision in the Gladstone suburb of Telina has been refused by Gladstone Regional Council.

The proposal included the subdivision of the 2.32ha site at 37 Bradford Rd into 14 small housing lots, and three larger allotments for 32 townhouses.

Council refused the application at its meeting on Tuesday, citing its departure from the residential zone requirements as
outlined in the Gladstone Planning Scheme and the Sustainable Planning Act 2009.

Regional strategy portfolio spokesman Matt Burnett said the proposal would have resulted in an over-development of the site and was inconsistent with the character of the area.

"There were a number of issues with this application in terms of use of the site, density, provision of open space areas and setbacks," Cr Burnett said.

"Council also took into consideration the concerns raised by neighbouring residents when making this decision.