FUNDING for the East Shores Redevelopment project appears to be shrouded in uncertainty.

Last October, The Observer reported funds for the East Shore Redevelopment project had been confirmed with Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET) contributing $35.million and the then Labor State Government $10.million.

Since then, little has been said about the government's share of the funding and nobody seems willing to confirm whether the new LNP Government will follow through on the commitment made by its predecessor.

GPC declined to comment on the subject yesterday, as did the office of Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney and the council website discusses the project as worth $35.million.

Last year GPC Chief Executive Leo Zussino forecast completion of the redevelopment's stage one waterpark by this Christmas, but with the holiday just around the corner it seems barely a shovel has made a dent in the proposed site.

Gladstone Regional Council Mayor Gail Sellers confirmed yesterday that the project will still be going ahead.

"Yes, from our discussions with the port," she said.

"Gladstone Regional Council supports the project and we have been in consultation with the GPC over the past few months.

"We along with the community eagerly anticipate the commencement of the project, and we're doing all we can do help."

The council's role in the project mainly deals with the road closures.

"We don't really have a role because it's on port land and on road reserve. It's not under our control, other than the road," Cr Sellers said.

Cr Sellers was unsure when construction on the project will commence

"I anticipate early 2013. It's the latest indication I've had, but that's purely verbal," she said.

The council will discuss the project tomorrow in their general meeting regarding transferring lot ownership along Flinders Pde.

The council stated that consultation with local business and residents in the vicinity of the development is up to the Gladstone Ports Corporation.

See the stage 1 project here



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