The Queensland Government has shortlisted three potential development partners for the revitalisation of the Yeppoon’s heritage rail precinct, known as Station Quarter.
Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga said she understood a Request for Development Proposal stage would start in February, with each of the three shortlisted proponents invited to prepare a more detailed submission.
“I am hopeful a successful development partner will be selected in mid-2019,” Mrs Lauga said.
“The timing of any activity onsite is really dependent on the successful development partner’s program for delivering the best possible outcomes for the residents of Yeppoon.”
Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) has been working with the Livingstone Shire Council and the local community on the planned development of the 2.4ha site, located in Yeppoon’s central business district.
Butler Partners are conducting site investigation works and Capricorn Survey Group are conducting general surveying works on behalf of EDQ.
State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Minister Cameron Dick described it as an exciting development opportunity for the Yeppoon community that would support jobs and drive economic growth for the region.
“The state sought expressions of interest from experienced proponents to address several fundamental objectives for the site,” he said.
“These objectives focussed on catalysing a development outcome on this key 2.4 hectare parcel of land in the heart of Yeppoon’s town centre by unlocking the site’s historic past to deliver a vibrant, inclusive mixed-use precinct consistent with the community’s needs and expectations.”
For further details about the Yeppoon Station Quarter, visit www.qld.gov.au/yeppoon