Community & Business

26 February, 2023

Tourism venture gains approval

A PROPOSAL to establish tourist cabins on a Speewah property has been approved by Mareeba Shire Council.

Tourism venture gains approval - feature photo

The project, to be established at a 35-hectare property on Speewah Road, involves setting up two cabins that will have a shower, toilet, kitchen, living area and a bedroom with a deck.

Property owner Dan Mackenzie was thrilled the application was approved and planned to start setting up the first cabin as soon as possible.

With only one objection to the proposal, Cr Locky Benstead asked what impact the project would have on the visual amenity of neighbours.

Senior planner Brian Millard said he did not envisage any issues, with the closest neighbour about 150m away and the block heavily vegetated.

The cabins will be promoted as ecologically friendly, with rainwater tanks to provide water, solar (off-grid) power and onsite effluent disposal


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