Prefab business owner Paul Kowalski sees the need for an industrial park at Gracemere.
Prefab business owner Paul Kowalski sees the need for an industrial park at Gracemere. Chris Ison

Cashing in on the boom

PAUL KOWALSKI believes the council has got it right in seeking to create a major industrial precinct close to town.

In a letter supporting the provisions of the Temporary Local Planning Instrument, the manager of Prefab Pty Ltd in Kellys Road, Gracemere, said he believed it was vital to give the region a chance to grab some of the wealth and growth offered by the resources sector.

"We missed the opportunity a number of years ago because we were unable to guarantee the infrastructure needed ... The advantage we have this time is the area we are considering already supports a certain amount of infrastructure."

He said he was disappointed by Mr Doblo's calls to place industry on the west of the overpass.

"It is quite obvious that he has not considered the cost of starting with infrastructure from scratch, which I feel would unrealistic to expect the council to commit to that sort of cost.

"I feel that my passion for this opportunity will be shared by the majority of business owners in the area.

"I understand that some residents will be disadvantaged by this decision, but we have to look at the big picture."



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