Rural tourism venture planned for Beerwah

A TOURISM venture featuring cabins and an arts and crafts centre has been proposed for a largely vacant plot of land near the entrance to Beerwah on Steve Irwin Way.

An application by Beerwah Pines Pty Ltd has been lodged with Sunshine Coast Council seeking approval for a small scale rural based short-term accommodation featuring eight cabins and a shop over 17 hectares of land at 1286 Steve Irwin Way, Beerwah.

According to the DA lodged with council, the cabins will be spaced for a “meaningful level of amenity and privacy and provide individual external space to each building”.

“Each building is situated and oriented so the outlook from each cabin provides scenic views for guests to enjoy views that look over open space towards the vegetation buffer of Coochin Creek,” the application stated.

The cabins will be serviced by an internal driveway, which will be a four-metre wide one-way road from a controlled access gate to each cabin connecting to a six-metre wide, two-way driveway located along the southern part of the site.

A two-way driveway will service the proposed manager’s residence located towards the eastern part of the site.

The scale, design and external finish of the proposed cabins are characterised by small separate structures, which will be constructed and finished to complement the rural landscape, allowing the sites to blend in with the natural and surrounding environment, the application stated.

“Each cabin will comprise an open plan kitchen, living and dining area, bathroom, laundry and a mix of 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms in a layout with a maximum 60m2 gross floor area (GFA).