Gladstone Marina. The Gladstone Regional Council offers a range of exciting job opportunities. Photo Contributed: Murray Ware.
Gladstone Marina. The Gladstone Regional Council offers a range of exciting job opportunities. Photo Contributed: Murray Ware. Contributed

Yarroon St motel and shopping centre development scrapped

DEVELOPMENT of a motel and shopping centre on vacant land on the corner of Yarroon St and Hanson Rd has been scrapped.

The project was proposed to Gladstone Regional Council by Linear Property Developments on February 7, 2012, and has had three different development applications lodged.

The first application, which has been withdrawn, consisted of a two-storey building with 24 residential units.

The final development application was withdrawn on May 26 this year.

KHA Development Managers was preparing the application for Linear Property Developments and confirmed the work for the property developers was completed.

The Observer could not contact Linear Property Developments but did find four companies with the same name, only separated by being numbered one to four.

The land around the fringes of the site was returned to the State Government on August 28.

Plans were in place to improve the intersection on Yarroon and Hanson Rds, but like the proposed development on that corner, any future development won't be coming soon.

The land was taken by the Department of Transport and Main Roads on February 15, 2013, but it was revealed through the Queensland Government Gazette that it had been revoked.

"We didn't need all the land, however we have retained an area near the intersection for a potential future upgrade," a department spokesperson said.

"The intersection of Gladstone-Mt Larcom Rd and Roseberry St was upgraded this year."