ORF editor Nora Zoglauer puts the Carinthian lakes at the center of the latest developments “On stage”-Broadcasting. Under the title “Concrete Gold in Lakes”, on November 9 from 21.05 (ORF 2) it will shed light on several major construction projects and address the issues of soil sealing and loss of free access to the lake. Investors, mayors and citizens have a say.

The article starts with the “Seeresidenz Vital Resort” project planned by “Siller Real Estate Holding”, which was unanimously rejected by the Millstatt local council on October 12. As it is known, real estate developer Manfred Siller wanted to invest approximately 70 million Euros in the project at Lake Millstätter See.

Riedergarten Immobilien continues the “Millstätter Resort” project on the former Haupt campsite in the neighboring Seeboden district. The project envisages a five-storey hotel building and lakeside chalets. It is said that the number of “hot beds” that the market town has gained as a tourist resort is around 120, with 44 hotel rooms and 10 chalet rooms.

“Seeresidenz Vital Resort”, now rejected on Millstätter’s instructions

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The film crew also visited St. Petersburg, on the shores of Lake Klopein. He also visits Kanzian. Here, Carinthian investor Franz Peter Orasch’s Lilihill Group is planning a major “La Piazza” project. The investor considers the plans for a wellness oasis, underwater restaurant, etc. before rejecting the project plans. Investments worth 400 million euros were on the way.

Rondo Klopeiner See presented a sad sight this summer

Rondo Klopeiner See presented a sad sight this summer

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The increase in second homes on Lake Ossiach was criticized by those who initiated the Carinthian Lakes Referendum. The subject is the former union resort, which was sold by Pinchas Gadilov to GPH Real Estate in 2019. Investor Gadilov promised to invest over 23 million euros in a hotel project, but nothing came of it.

Keutschacher See is also increasingly being discovered by investors. A citizens’ initiative was formed around Keutschach’s former mayor and current deputy mayor, SPÖ politician Karl Dovjak. People are protesting the closure of the “Alt Wien” port. Citizens are afraid of the construction of a luxury housing complex on the beach.

On Lake Wörthersee, more than 90 percent of the lakeshore is no longer freely accessible. Here Buberlemoos, one of the last natural paradises of Lake Wörthersee, is in danger. Two landowners, a German entrepreneur and a media expert from Pörtschach, plan to build an artificial lagoon. If the expansion of the lake is approved, it will be converted into a construction area of ​​17 parcels. “Am Schauplatz” will be broadcast on ORF 2 on November 9, 2023 at 21.05.

There had already been demonstrations to protect Buberlemoos in May

There had already been demonstrations to protect Buberlemoos in May

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