Leo Neill-Ballantine.
Leo Neill-Ballantine. Chris Ison Rokcroads

Grazier calls to settle beef cattle road drama

CENTRAL Queensland grazier Leo Neill-Ballantine thinks Rockhampton's beef loop road should be "no big drama".

The AgForce Central Queensland state councillor was campaigning for large cattle truck access to local meatworks long before the original proposal was released in 2011.

"If they forgot about politics and thought about the economy and with agriculture one of the pillars, we would have big trucks coming through," he said.

"It's a good way for (council) to hold the banner of the Beef Capital up."

Mr Neill-Ballantine said the concept was first raised more than 10 years ago and the time had come for a solution to be put in place.

"Everyone is still passing the buck," he said.

"The benefit to transport companies and the state and federal economy could be huge.

"As far as community in Rocky goes, cow s**t and smell are all part of it."



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