The way to control growth is not to build multiple large housing developments, but smaller projects one at a time.
This is a large masterplan to thoughtfully plan out the future, but it consists of phased, smaller projects which will take more than 15 years to implement, by individual developers. (Candy Ho, COB)
“We’re an island. Nothing we can do will expand our resources. Why don’t we know exactly what our limits are?”
We know the Cape’s water resources, and that our water usage is not going to interfere with Tunstall. In terms of transportation resources, we are most happy to support building capacity and infrastructure in concert with other developers, both via DCC/CAC and through collaborative time and effort with local organizations such as the Bowen Transportation Society. (Candy Ho, COB)
“Almost the entire discussion is dominated by more density, more development, more growth, more buildings, more roads, more amenities, more services….. shall I continue? It used to be that people who wanted to do these things, did them on the mainland. Because why destroy vegetation and a way of life permanently, where it hasn’t been destroyed yet. Also, the people of Bowen rejected this stuff. Now it’s full speed ahead with the bulldozers except it’s couched with flowery language and the appearance of earnestly trying to do ‘good’.”
“There’s so much development going on on the island. It seems everything is ‘about to be developed’ [Seymour Bay, Grafton Lake, Parkview Slopes, Cape Roger Curtis…]. The claim that the population hasn’t changed isn’t true: cottages have turned into homes. Where there used to be one mailbox, now there are five.”