Coomera flourishing with 100 lot development to go before Gold Coast planning committee

October 25, 2016
Meredith Sirett


A SIX-hectare block is the latest to be split into scores of smaller lots as a part of the rapidly growing Coomera region.

The rural block on Foxwell Rd will be split to make room for more than 100 homes if it gets approval when the development application goes to the council Planning Committee this Wednesday.

Coomera is booming with development, with new subdivisions including Genesis at Coomera. Developed by: Oliver Hume

The development comes after it was announced the Coomera Westfield would be starting work on its expansion early next year.

Development application documents reveal the site is next to a current development that is also adding a mass number of houses to the fast ­expanding region.

 width=Council has approved mutliple housing developments in the area, include this one by Choice Homes.

Four roads will be built throughout the block to allow access to houses.

“Bulk earthworks are proposed to create generally flat and level lots,” the documents read. “Wherever possible, the site earthworks strategy seeks to minimise changes to existing ground levels, particularly at the site boundaries.”

The news of another large- scale development in the north has been welcomed by ­businesses.

Coomera is one of the fastest growing areas on the Gold Coast and the draft South East Queensland Regional Plan named the region as one of the four Coast areas to be developed as an economic area.


 width=Coomera councillor and planning committee chair Cameron Caldwell. Photo: David Clark

Gold Coast North Chamber of Commerce and Industry ­secretary Gary Mays said the continued development in the area was “all positive”.

“A couple of years ago we would see all the tradies’ utes parked on the side of the road where they left them to carpool to Brisbane,” he said. “We are not seeing that anymore.”

Mr Mays said the development of the area was a positive for business, especially the smaller companies in the area, but the steps forward were being drowned out by one issue.

 width=An April aerial shot of Coomera and Pimpama showing the Coast's northern growth suburb and cleared land for residential estates on the western side of the MI looking south to Surfers Paradise. Picture: skye pics aerial photography

“The only thing anyone can talk about is the traffic,” he said.

Mr Mays said a combination of no new local roads and the almost constantly clogged M1 was frustrating businesses in the area.

Mr Mays said the M1 was at a crawl every day at Coomera.

A fix for the highway is some time off, with state and federal governments still arguing about funding splits for ­upgrades at the Gateway merge and between Mudgeeraba and Varsity Lakes.

No upgrades for the Coomera area have been floated at this stage.

Coomera councillor and planning committee chair Cameron Caldwell declined to comment as he was yet to read the agenda item exploring the new development.


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