Removal an ?act of stealth'

By NATALIE SMITH

THE removal of a service station from Queensland Rail land in Yepp- pon this month is being described as an "act of stealth'' by Stephen Johns.

Mr Johns is the spokesman and founder of Railink and said the ser- vice station had been part of the group's draft business plan.

He said as part of the plan the group was asking for the station, which was built in the 1960s, to be listed as a historical site.

The draft business plan being pre- pared by the group is for the estab- lishment of a tourist train on the Capricorn Coast, but is not being submitted or shown to the State Government.

Mr Johns said he would be sub- mitting the plan to the Federal Gov- ernment.

"It (the service station) was some- thing that we wanted to stay,'' he said.

"This was done by stealth. There was no consultation.'' Member for Keppel Paul Hoolihan refuted claims the service station on James Street was removed "by stealth''.

"Nobody in the State Government has seen this so-called 'business plan' because Mr Johns isn't show- ing us,'' he said.

"Nothing is being done by stealth, we don't even know what's in his plan.



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