Beach plans on the table
THIS is the vision which developer Resort Corp wants to convert to bricks and mortar on a prized section of beachfront land at Cabarita.
The Gold Coast-based company is this week issuing a glossy sixpage brochure containing an artist's impression of development plans for the site between Panadanus Parade and Palm Avenue.
Brochures will be inserted in the Daily News this week, as well as being sent to local homes.
Resort Corp's detailed plans also includes an extensive facts list which it says answers any possible concerns about the company's $5 million bid to buy land in Pandanus Parade for a commercial and residential development and a new surf lifesaving club.
Resort Corp acted following strong opposition to the plan, including fears it will reduce beach access and the ultimate construction of a new car park much fur- ther away from the beach.
Plans are in limbo while the council seeks to appoint a probity officer to assess community submissions, with Tweed Council not expected to make a final decision until December.
The company says it plans to create a new town centre and resort precinct in an area which it says is "under-utilised, somewhat unusable and unattractive" beachfront precinct.
The artist's impression includes a $2 million surf club to replace the previously condemned building and a new themed beachfront hotel which it says will feature alfresco dining.
It also boasts a new landmark building with space to provide a town centre for the Cabarita community, more public car parking and better public access to the beach.
The surf club last week said it wanted to go alone in building its new clubhouse.