Thank you for your support in 2017

What a big year it has been for InsiteSJC!  We have been involved in a diverse range of projects and are proud to be a part of the local community.  You, as our clients, suppliers, and fellow consultants are what keep us going. We cannot wait to see what projects come our way next year.  

We thought it would be an excellent opportunity to reflect on our year and share with you some of the more significant projects that we have been involved with...from concept and approval phase through to construction. Excuse us for a little self-indulgence, but we appreciate being part of our client’s successes! Of course, success would not be possible without the collegiate help of our many fellow consultants!

Even though we think we have some bragging rights about projects that help build our region, we also want to remember the 'Mum and Dad clients', sometimes with small projects that may not seem like they matter much in a crowded development market. We enjoy helping those clients to achieve something significant in their own lives.

Headland Bargara – Multi-low Pty Ltd

Multi-low Pty Ltd (now Moorhead Family Communities) and InsiteSJC have been working closely with to get approval for the new coastal residential estate, Headlands Bargara.  The combined development permit and preliminary approval is for 328 residential lots including 287 low-density residential lots, 31 small lot residential lots, four medium density residential lots, two mixed-use lots, and four parcels dedicated for park and infrastructure.  An essential design element of this estate is the foreshore which MFC will dedicate for public enjoyment.  MFC anticipate commencing construction of Headlands Bargara in the new year. 

Rubyanna Waste Water Treatment Plant

The Rubyanna WWTP is a crucial infrastructure project for the Bundaberg Regional Council.  The construction of Council’s new wastewater treatment plant will cost $71 million but is expected to deliver a $160 Million benefit to the local economy. We are excited about its real value to the community, the ability to facilitate private investment in new industrial, commercial and residential development. This investment could not proceed without the availability of a reticulated sewerage service.  Our surveyors have been on-site during construction to assist with the set-out of new plant and to ensure the storage and treatment tanks are constructed to precision.

Latitude 25 RV Lifestyle Park in Hervey Bay

Approved in May 2012, Nikenbah Constructions Pty Ltd has commenced construction of their 281-site RV park in Nikenbah, Hervey Bay.  The project is the first lifestyle park in Hervey Bay to offer large garages for residents to park their RV’s, caravans or boats.  It is a master-planned estate that will also include a state of the art clubhouse and leisure centre complete with tennis courts, bowling greens, library, meeting rooms and entertainment areas, men’s shed, gym and other shared facilities.  The first release of lots in this estate is currently underway.

RV Lifestyle Village Oceanside in Burnett Heads

The Fraser Coast is not the only place to take advantage of RV lifestyle village living.  We will be lodging a development application in early 2018 for a new RV lifestyle village at Burnett Heads with approximately 500 sites.  This master-planned estate will include modern village facilities and large areas of green space for its residents.  InsiteSJC has been a key part of the team that has been developing the concept plans ready for submission to Council.

Amendments to the North Burnett Regional Council Planning Scheme

This year we saw the new Planning Act 2016 commence. The PA16 establishes the overarching framework for land-use planning and development assessment in Queensland.  The new legislation replaced the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 and, while the system has changed, the fundamental roles of the state, local government and community remain the same.  The change required many local governments to amend their planning scheme to align with the new legislation.  We were fortunate enough to be able to assist the North Burnett Regional Council to make these changes to their planning scheme and to facilitate the transition to the new system. The amended scheme became effective on 3 July 2017 concurrent with other amendments, including those relating to ‘historic lots’, and multiple minor and administrative improvements.

Knauf Plasterboard Plant – Port of Bundaberg

Knauf, a Global leader in lightweight wall and ceiling systems, has constructed a state-of-the-art plasterboard manufacturing facility at the Port of Bundaberg. The new plant provides hundreds of local jobs and actively supports the local community.  During the peak of the construction phase, our surveyors were on-site on a daily basis to make sure everything lined up correctly from the building framework through to the machinery within the building. 

Jayco – Bundaberg

Steve and Jacqualyn Canard constructed a new home for Jayco Bundaberg to relocate from their previous premises where they had operated for more than 35 years.  The new site offers a 1,668m² building and includes a large showroom and multiple workshops.  The 9,340m² site provides 3,475m² of open display area so that Jayco can show off their vast range of caravans and campers.  Construction is complete, and Jayco loves their new home. Formerly a residential site, InsiteSJC obtained a material change of use approval for the commercial activity.

Marina Quays

A 4-storey multi-residential development located along the banks of the Burnett River in Bundaberg. The project will be a keystone one in the re-development of the riverfront area—the first within Council’s Riverside Master Plan area. It would integrate well with the expansive parkland along the southern bank of the Burnett River, providing opportunities for residents to drive economic activity within the CBD and the riverside precinct.  Lodged at the end of Nov 2017, we anticipate Council’s approval for the application in early 2018.

Mater Hospital Re-development – Genesis Oncology Centre

The building was the fastest construction we have ever seen!  It took less than 8 hours to erect on-site.  Hutchinson Builders prefabricated the structure at their yard in Yatala (Brisbane) and transported it to Bundaberg via 20 semi-trucks.  Starting at about 5 am, Stewart and Sons Steel lifted each part by crane and moved them into place.  Timing was the key and, with the assistance of Bundaberg Regional Council, we were able to modify the hospital’s existing approval to accommodate the new oncology centre in record time.

Upgrades to the Bruce Highway – Department of Transport and Main Roads

Our surveyors have been working along various parts of the Bruce Highway between Childers and Miriam Vale to assist the State government with their upgrade projects.  Much of this work involves site set-out and working with construction companies to bring the upgrades to fruition.  

Friendlies Re-development

The Bundaberg Friendlies Private Hospital continues to expand and upgrade their facilities.  We have been a long-term partner with the Friendlies from getting their approvals to assisting with the site set-out as part of the construction phase.  Their latest project involves the closure of Crofton Street, which will allow them to expand their footprint.

We look forward to 2018

As you can see, it has been a big year, but we are looking forward to an even bigger 2018! 
We wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.  We look forward to seeing you again in 2018.
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