Tourist park proposed for hinterland

By Mitch Gaynor

Cabins, campground on Steve Irwin Way

PLANS for a tourist park featuring cabins, campsites, a pool and café on Steve Irwin Way at Beerwah are being assessed by the Sunshine Coast Council.
The development application, lodged by engineering firm Covey Associates for Beerwah Pines Pty Ltd, is seeking to develop 1286 Steve Irwin Way at Beerwah.
The site is located just south of the proposed Coles development at Roys Rd.
The proposal wants to construct 29 one and two bedroom cabins, BBQ Facilities, camp kitchens, food and drink outlet / kiosk/ reception, pool and playground, recreation room and pool amenities, workshed and nature trails.
“The proposed food and drink outlet is a potentially consistent use within a Rural Zone,” the application states.
“The main patronage would be from the tourist park residents… accessibility to the general public as an opportunistic stop for tourists or travellers is also envisaged.
“The scale of the proposed development does not impact on the surrounding rural properties and positively contributes to the local economy of the Beerwah locality, which… supports local tourism in the Sunshine Coast Region.”