Gateway Marina sets sail at Burnett Heads
In a show of strong support, councillors at Bundaberg Regional Council have unanimously approved a major stage of The Gateway project, an integrated marina and resort development, set to transform the coastal town of Burnett Heads, 4 hours north of Brisbane and at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef, into a vibrant tourism, lifestyle and leisure destination.
When complete, The Gateway will be a high quality, mixed-use marina village located around the shores of the Burnett Heads Boat Harbour.
With an estimated value of $250 million, the project will deliver 318 marina berths and automated 24-hour fuel dock linked to a vibrant marina village offering water’s edge accommodation, a boutique retail precinct, café and restaurant, gymnasium, offices and a yacht club.
Sydney based BH Developments QLD Pty Ltd (BHD) Managing Director Simon Harvey said after years of working closely with Bundaberg Regional Council and the community he was very pleased with the approval and it was a major milestone for the project and the region.
“With marina projects, creating a safe, sheltered harbour usually becomes the responsibility of the developer. In this case, the harbour already existed, and the fact that it is in an idyllic setting surrounded by so many amazing and accessible attractions makes it the perfect location for this project,” he said.
“The strong support we have received from the Bundaberg Regional Council and Gladstone Ports Corporation has been very refreshing and we look forward to continuing to work closely to ensure the successful delivery of this major project that will bring strong economic growth to Burnett Heads and the region.
“Environmental considerations have also played a big role throughout the planning process. We are committed to sustainable development through criteria of environmental education and information, environmental management, safety and water quality within the marina,” said Mr Gary Milne, BH Developments Operations Manager.
“Gateway Marina will be created in line with criteria outlined by the Clean Marina Program with Marina Industries Association of Australia (MIAA) which aligns with the internationally recognised ISO14001 Environmental Management Plan”.
“Green technologies for power, rainwater harvesting, and use of recyclable and sustainable materials are all important considerations.” Mr Milne, said.
BH Developments are committed to ensuring all aspects of conservation and environmental considerations are thoroughly addressed and have commissioned a comprehensive study by the country’s foremost expert on marine turtles, Pendoley Environmental, who have prepared a Turtle Management Plan for the entire development,
The significant civil works aspect of the development and large building construction works has the potential to create hundreds of local jobs, not just in direct construction trades, but in professional consulting firms such as engineers, landscape architects, lighting consultants and environmental consultants. When complete, The Gateway will employ hundreds more to maintain the facility and operate multiple businesses at the Marina Village.
Expressions of interest are now open for marina berths and apartments at the Musgrave and the Elliot Residences. For further information contact email@example.com or Rick Williams and Damian Brown on 1800 988 242.