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Another golf course earmarked for potential retirement village and residential estate in Cairns

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The Paradise Palms Golf Course at Kewarra Beach will no longer offer golf from mid-June with Managing Director Darren Halpin planning to lodge an application for a new housing estate – including a possible retirement village, school and tourist park – on the 113-hectare property.

His company, PPNQ Developments, is working with planning agency Urbis to produce a master plan for the 18-hole course with the course’s clubhouse to be re-purposed for the community.

“At the moment, only golfers use it, and there’s 150 members here, and maybe some visitors,” he said. “Now there’s going to be thousands of people using it annually, with local people coming to use the facilities.”

If approved, he hopes to start construction in 2020.

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