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

Health order issued for hell house

COUNCIL will issue a public health order to the owner of North Rockhampton’s old McCafferty’s bus terminal, off Musgrave Street.

A Rockhampton Regional Council spokeswoman yesterday said officers inspected the bus depot and a house on the site on Tuesday.

While council said there was no evidence of rats or mice found, officers determined there was a public health concern.

“There was a public health concern with the toilet and the owners of the property will be issued with a public health order in the next couple of days,” the spokeswoman said in a prepared statement.

“The property owners are cooperating with council to address the issues and achieve an acceptable outcome for the community.”

Nearby residents had complained to local councillor Tony Williams in recent times about the disgusting mess and stench coming from the site which has been vacated for several years.

Squatters regularly use the home, leaving behind their discarded rubbish. The Morning Bulletin was again unsuccessful in its attempts this week to contact the site’s owner.



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