A DEVELOPMENT approved in Airlie Beach includes 19 accommodation units, a restaurant and bar, reception area, three shops and a car park of 71 spaces.
The development will be located on the corner of Broadwater Avenue and Shute Harbour Road.
Whitsunday Regional Council approved the development at its ordinary meeting last week.
The maximum building height is 12 metres.
Cr Jennifer Whitney said this would have a huge impact on Airlie Beach as it would be a major building on the approach into town.
The issue of parking was also raised by councillors but the development was approved unanimously.
The combined restaurant and bar has a licensed area of 250sq.m, including an outdoor deck.
It will be located on the first floor at the southern end of the proposed development
Extensive landscaping is to be provided along Shute Harbour Road and Broadwater Avenue.
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