Carter still committed to foreshore
ROCKHAMPTON Regional Council says it remains committed to the Yeppoon Foreshore Redevelopment Project despite concerns about the Queensland Government's Coastal Management Plan and its impact on moves to develop the foreshore.
Rockhampton Regional Council Mayor Brad Carter yesterday said the Queensland Government had made a substantial investment by clearing the site of the old Yeppoon Hospital and he was sure they would not want to see this investment go to waste.
“Tidal surges and erosion are serious and real issues for coastal communities and council will work with the Department of Environment and Resource Management to ensure that we can manage these issues and progress with the development,” Cr Carter said.
“The advice from DERM in regards to the Coastal Management Plan, that will come into place later this year, indicates there could be a few hurdles and obstacles along the way; however, I want to assure the community that in my discussions to date with State Government and the Member for Keppel Paul Hoolihan, Member for Rockhampton Robert Schwarten and Deputy Premier and Attorney-General, Minister for Local Government and Special Minister of State Paul Lucas, have indicated strong support for the project.”