Council has approved a development application for Stages 4 and 5 of Shepherd Valley Estate in Mossman.
The conditional approval is for an additional 105 residential lots and a public park and will allow for the continuation of cane production over Stage 5 land while Stage 4 is constructed and developed.
Mayor Julia Leu said Stages 4 and 5 of Shepherd Valley Estate would provide a significant boost to the local construction industry and highlighted Council’s support for appropriate and sustainable development.
“The process has involved extensive consultation between the developer’s consultants and Council planners to achieve an outcome that provides many benefits without impacting negatively on the environment or compromising the amenity of existing residents,” Mayor Leu said.
“It demonstrates Council’s resolve to support appropriate and sustainable development that suits our aspirations as a community.”
A condition of the approval, as required by the Department of Main Roads, is the construction of a channelised intersection of the Captain Cook Highway and Maxwell St (north) together with the permanent closure of the intersection of the Captain Cook Highway/Maxwell St (south) and the construction of a turnaround in Maxwell St (south).
Council will write to Maxwell St residents affected by the intersection closure to inform them of the decision.
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