Nikenbah draft local plan.
Nikenbah draft local plan. Fraser Coast Regional Council

Nikenbah could be set for residential expansion

A DRAFT local plan for Nikenbah shows residential areas could sprawl from south of the Ghost Hill ridge line to Chapel Rd.

Plans also show new roads would snake through what are now cane farms, while residential estates would surround two new town centres, and the Boswell's Sweet Strawberries Farm would be gone.

The draft was recently released for public consultation, along with plans for Granville and St Helens - other areas identified as key growth zones in the Wide Bay Burnett Regional Plan.

Division 8 councillor Robert Garland said the plans were part of a 30-year vision.

"It's to give people certainty - both landholders and developers," Cr Garland said.

"At some point there's going to be pressure to come over the hill... and this is the next obvious move for Hervey Bay."

Cr Garland said there would be nothing stopping developers from moving on these areas once the local plans had been finalised.

A public meeting on the draft local plans will be held at the Hervey Bay Community Centre on Thursday, June 20, from 2.30pm to 7pm.

The future Nikenbah

  • Residential zone spreads to Chapel Rd
  • Major Rd between Chapel Rd and Christensen St
  • Industrial estate expansion
  • Both mixed density residential and medium density residential zones