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    Deputy Premier, Minister for Transport, Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister for Trade
    The Honourable Jackie Trad

    New Gold Coast estate to deliver homes, jobs and lifestyle opportunities

    Deputy Premier, Minister for Transport, Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister for Trade
    The Honourable Jackie Trad

    Saturday, March 21, 2015

    New Gold Coast estate to deliver homes, jobs and lifestyle opportunities

    The Queensland Government’s approval of the Gold Coast’s newest estate Pacific View will mean new home and lifestyle opportunities and 2,700 jobs for Queenslanders.

    Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning Jackie Trad said the decision to approve the $1 billion Pacific View Estate at Worongary proved the Queensland Government was committed to creating jobs and delivering infrastructure projects.

    “The proposed development was ‘called-in’ on 17 December 2014 at the request of the proponent, Pacific View Farm (Queensland) Pty Limited, and after careful consideration I have now made my decision to approve the estate based on a rigorous review by the department,” Ms Trad said.

    “This development will create more than 2,700 jobs during construction—builders, carpenters, electricians, landscapers, and all their apprentices—and has the potential to contribute $3.2 billion to our state’s economy.

    “Pacific View Estate will also provide approximately 3,500 new homes for Queensland families.

    “As a mixed-use, master-planned community, Pacific View Estate will offer excellent community lifestyle advantages including open spaces, parks and facilities, including a village centre, restaurants, retail and office space.

    “The development will include an industrial precinct that will support further employment and provide an ongoing contribution to the Gold Coast’s economic development.”

    Ms Trad said Queensland’s suburbs should be encouraged to grow and develop, but that this should happen with a commitment to community values and also considering the environment.

    “There are plans to upgrade existing transport options and establish new ones such as bus routes, cycle lanes and railway connections which will ensure residents are well connected to the city and surrounding estates,” Ms Trad said.

    “In response to concerns raised during consultation, I have imposed strict conditions on this development.

    “This includes the provision of an Ecological Corridor Precinct to protect valuable habitats and maintain scenic values, while a Green Space Precinct will also be provided for the community to enjoy.”

    Other conditions on the development include:

    • the retention of the watercourse on the southern boundary of the site within the Ecological Corridor Precinct, which would provide further habitat for wildlife and enhance visual amenity
    • mitigation of traffic impacts of the development on state and local road networks to ease transport concerns
    • management of the development’s stormwater to protect upstream and downstream properties
    • the provision of appropriate infrastructure for all lots.

    Ms Trad said Gold Coast City Council and other relevant referral agencies had been consulted prior to approval.

    More information on Pacific View Estate, Worongary can be found at: www.dsdip.qld.gov.au/development-applications/pacific-view-estate-gold-coast.html or www.pacificviewestate.com.au/

    Media Contact:     Deputy Premier's Office     0488 996 667