This digitally altered image has a bit of fun superimposing Ronald McDonald onto the Urangan Pier.
This digitally altered image has a bit of fun superimposing Ronald McDonald onto the Urangan Pier. Alistair Brightman

Planning appeal against Urangan McDonald's fails

AN APPEAL against McDonald's, Aldi and a doctor's surgery being built in Urangan has been defeated.

The appeal was launched by a neighbouring business after the Fraser Coast Regional Council approved the development at its meeting on July 30 in Maryborough.

The approval signalled the end of a six-year battle for approval to develop the site on Boat Harbour Dr near Margaret St.

But the development was halted until a hearing in the Brisbane Planning and Environment Court which was held last week.

The appeal was launched due to perceived conflicts with the council's planning scheme and "no need for the proposed development".

However Judge Michael Rackemann ordered the development application be approved subject to the council's conditions.

Councillor for Urangan George Seymour welcomed the resolution of the matter and looked forward to the development, including a doctor's surgery, going ahead.

"These new facilities will be of real benefit to Urangan," he said.

Margaret St is expected to be upgraded and the council's mobility corridor re-routed to accommodate the increased vehicle traffic around the site.

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