$22m Mossy estuary estate still being considered

A development application, lodged in December, remains with with Eurobodalla Council for a $22 million resort redevelopment at Oaks Ranch, Mossy Point The development will incorporate an upgraded motel and events centre with 24 motel rooms together with function and conference facilities to service up to 220 guests, and include 75 short stay resort style villas wrapped around a world-class 9-hole golf course designed by Greg Norman Golf Design.

The resort website says the new facility will include a pro shop, tennis courts, a day spa, ancillary retail and convenience outlets set in landscaped open space and parklands. The overall project will incorporate 90 architecturally designed homes set within a master planned landscape whilst protecting native vegetation and wetlands areas. From the plans currently available on Council's website the primary access to the new development will be via The Estuary Estate at Mossy Point rather than the old dirt road that has traditionally been the primary access from the Princes Highway. The new access, via The Estuary Estate will give golfers, visitors and residents direct access to George Bass Drive rather than requiring them to traverse in from the Princes Highway via the sub-optimal Old Mossy Point Road. Through a loophole, revealed in a recent acquisition of a vacant block of land inside of The Estuary Estate, a road reserve has been established that will allow the expected 18,000 expected unique visitors.

source The developers say that construction of The Oaks Ranch Estate will support 320 direct, and 500 indirect local jobs during construction. A further 40 direct and 32 indirect local jobs will be created for the ongoing operation of the resort and facilities. The website also presents the following in terms of economic gain from the expected increase of 18,000 unique visitors to the resort each year :

source: The proposed development has a website that invites residents of Mossy Point and surrounding communities to understand the Owners’ current proposals for The Oaks Ranch and the overall Project and to facilitate community feedback, comments and suggestions which can be considered and possibly included in the Development Application process, to address community concerns and to potentially improve the proposed development.

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