Food and drink containers cover the floor of a building on the site of the former McCafferty’s bus terminal.
Food and drink containers cover the floor of a building on the site of the former McCafferty’s bus terminal. Supplied

Closing in on Rocky's hell house

COUNCIL officers are in negotiations with the legal representatives of the owner of the McCafferty’s Bus Depot, North Rockhampton, to gain access to the site.

Health and safety concerns have been raised about the bus terminal and accompanying house on Linnett Street recently, with calls for the site to be cleared up.

Squatters are frequently using the site, causing a health hazard for nearby residents.

Rockhampton Regional councillor Tony Williams has led the call for the owner to deal with the situation after receiving a number of calls from nearby residents.

Yesterday council wasn’t in a position to provide a specific timeframe for when it would be able to inspect the site, but said it was working with the legal representatives to get the best outcome for the community.

“To access the property, council needs either the owner’s permission or a legal warrant,” council said.

“Council is currently working with the owner’s legal representatives to arrange access to the property.

“Once access has been granted, council officers will inspect the site and take appropriate action.”

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