Whitsunday Regional Council is taking a pro-active approach to attracting development entities to enter into an agreement to develop a 2 hectare site in the heart of Airlie Beach.
The rapid recovery in tourism numbers has created the confidence to entice new property investment.
45-71 Waterson Way encompasses a total site area of 21,360 square meters of commercial-zoned land and is situated immediately adjacent to the Airlie Beach Town Centre.
The Council have announced they’re seeking a mix-use development, with no desire for sole residential purposes, fuel station or industrial use.
In an effort to “build a better Whitsunday”, the Council is offering a strategically located parcel of land to a developer who can demonstrate their project can enrich the community.
The Whitsunday Regional Council is ensuring the development will increase the number of full time equivalent employment positions in the Whitsunday region by a minimum of 50 full time jobs.
They are also requiring the development to enhance the profile of the Airlie Beach Town Centre and the economic diversity within its environment and add beneficial association with adjoining properties that can bring forward new development of the wider precinct between Shute Harbour Road and Waterson Way.
Mr Scott Waters, CEO of Whitsunday Regional Council said, “A key part of attracting new investment is demonstrating from the outset that the Council is committed to working constructively with the Tenderer for the best possible outcome. This starts with the tender process itself.”
“We are focussed on the outcome and strongly encourage the Development Industry to consider this site and the wider Whitsunday region for investment – this region has now shown that our world class natural beauty will always continue to attract visitors”.
The Whitsunday region has benefitted by a 14 per cent increase in Visitor spending to June 2014 according to Queensland Government releases.
The property adjoins the newly revitalised Main Street and new Woolworths supermarket and is being offered through a Development Lease prior to eventual transfer.