Townsville City Council approves new development application on The Strand

Date published: 2 October 2019

A new eatery and apartment complex have been given the go-ahead on The Strand after Townsville City Council approved the development application.

The application is for 70 The Strand and includes a proposal for a two-storey food and drink outlet and a seven-storey apartment block with twelve units set back from the strand.

Townsville City Council CEO Mike Chiodo said the proposed development would support further activation of the city.

“This development application shows that confidence in the city is growing.”

“This is another development that will bring jobs into the city for both construction and ongoing in the hospitality industry.

“Townsville is really picking up the pace as a tourist destination with world-class events like the ITU World Championships and the North Australian Festival of Arts planned for the coming years.

“It’s great that residents and visitors to Townsville will see a city buzzing with activity and new developments.”

The decision for the development application was delegated to the CEO after a potential conflict of interest was identified under the new Belcarra legislation.

Mr Chiodo said his decision to approve the application was made following the recommendations made by Council’s Planning staff.

“Our Council staff made the recommendation to approve the development application for the site and I made my decision based on their advice and the conditions they have placed on the approval.”

The development application was submitted by Lachlan Bell Consulting and includes a Material Change of Use and a subdivision of the lot.