New Cleve units given the go ahead

Unit plans

Unit plans

The Cleve District Council has decided to go ahead with building new accommodation units in Cleve.

The council last month released plans for four, two bedroom units to be constructed on the vacant block on the corner of Main and Third streets.

The council used the Eyre Peninsula Tribune’s article ​More room for visitors to get feedback from the local community on Facebook.

The post received a number of comments with suggestions, primarily about the location of the accommodation units, however, the council only received two written submissions.

The one of the submissions related to the location of the units, while the other gave suggestions on the rooms themselves.

Some people said the location on Main Street was not suitable for the accommodation units and suggested locations such as behind the bowls clubs and Lions Park or beside the existing caravan park.

Cleve District Council chief executive officer Peter Arnold said while the council took the Facebook comments into consideration, it was hard to understand the context they were written in, when compared to a letter.

Mr Arnold said the caravan park location would have been problematic.

“The caravan park land is not owned by the council meaning we would have to do more,” Mr Arnold said.

The council is now getting detailed design plans put together so it can get building approval from a neighbouring council.

Once the plans are finalised, the council will put them out for tender, however it does not guarantee they will be built.

“If the tenders are significantly higher than we budgeted, we won’t be going ahead with them,” Mr Arnold said.