BIG plans at little Bonville
PEOPLE interested in future development at Bonville are being invited to make submissions on a major development proposed for Bonville International Golf Resort.
An amendment to the Coffs Harbour City Council Local Environment Plan covering two development applications is on exhibition at the council chambers and on the council website until February 1.
If approved, the developments will make possible a village housing about 1800 people, including a spa and day care centre, convenience shops, personal and professional services and a sports museum as well as tourist amenities including a pool, tennis courts and country club.
The rezoning proposed would allow the construction of up to 485 dwellings with an average block size of 900sqm on pasture land adjoining the golf course.
The manager of Bonville International Golf Resort, Brad Daymond, said it was currently one of only two in the top 20 Australian golf resorts which had no residential housing attached.
Coffs Harbour City Council granted approval for expansion of the Bonville International Golf Resort in 2001, approving a two-stage development.
Stage 1 was for 20 tourist accommodation units.
Stage 2 was an overall master plan for a range of land uses including a golf course, driving range, golf and tennis academy as well as a total of 646 equivalent tenements worth of residential tourist accommodation.
The current plan is a modification which will see both residential and tourist accommodation areas developed on two parcels of land acquired since that time by the owners of the Bonville International Golf Resort.
Coffs Harbour City Council gave in-principle support to modification of the master plan in August 2005.