Gliderport Subdivisional Concept Plans Approved

Gliderport 1

Published: 1st March 2023

Mount Isa City Council has approved the preliminary overall structure plan, and the final Stage 1 concept plan, for the subdivision of the block of land known as the former Gliderport in Healy.

Council engaged surveying and town planning consultants the Saunders Havill Group to produce an amended concept plan over the land. The final Stage 1 concept plan proposes to include:

  • A total of 99 residential allotments, ranging in area from 600sqm to 1288sqm
  • Entrance/exit from Burton Street and Tracey Road
  • Connector road to Duchess Road
  • Lorraine Gibson Park to remain in existing location
  • Provision for a childcare centre, neighbourhood centre, and health and medical facilities.

Discussing the matter at January 25's Ordinary Meeting, Mayor Danielle Slade said she was in support of the concept and hoped the blocks of land wouldn't be too small.

Deputy Mayor Phil Barwick said it was long overdue, and it was pleasing to see Council taking the first step towards developing the former Gliderport area.

Councillor George Fortune said having the Burton Street and Tracey Road entrances would alleviate a lot of traffic on Wright Road.

"It’s the beginning of the development of the Gliderport area that previous councils have taken on board for the expansion of Mount Isa," Cr Fortune said.

"To me, it’s for the future of Mount Isa and it’s something that we as Councillors should be supporting and getting on with the business of the natural evolution of Mount Isa, for the long-term sustainability of our community."