Brakes put on estate
A GOLD COAST development company, which has had the brakes put on its plans to redevelop the old Royal Terranora Resort into a housing estate, appears to be taking a low-key approach to the council decision.
Tweed councillors this week restricted development on the 6.7 hectare site, which is adjacent to the old Terranora Country Club and a large housing development to be called The Rise, until alternative roads to Kennedy Drive are built in 2018 or later.
But the Howard Group which bought the site in 2008 has not responded to a request for comment and a town planning consultant handling the project said he was checking with his client.
On Tuesday councillors voted to tie any development on the elevated site to the easing of traffic congestion on Kennedy Drive .
The proposed development would see 31 houses, 40 townhouses and redevelopment of 48 tourist units – once used for the resort – into apartments.