Unit development proposed for Kin Kora knocked back

GLADSTONE Regional Council has refused a three-storey, 11-unit development application proposed for Kin Kora because of issues with planning scheme requirements.

The development, located at 11 Pacific Ct, was refused because the density, height, setbacks, flooding, noise and zoning and land use issues did not meet council's planning scheme criteria.

One of the council's concerns was the proximity of the development to the IGA supermarket loading dock, because noise from trucks unloading would be disruptive to residents of the units. 

The proposed development would be located in between the busy Sun Valley Shopping Centre and an established townhouse complex.

Regional strategy portfolio spokesman Matt Burnett said another concern was the site was one of the last commercially-zoned vacant sites within the Kin Kora/Sun Valley area, and the council considered residential development to be inconsistent with the outcomes of the current planning scheme.

"While council is keen to facilitate suitable development in the region, it will only do so providing the application meets our criteria," Cr Burnett said.