Blake Williams does not want to move to make way for a new road. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin
Blake Williams does not want to move to make way for a new road. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin Allan Reinikka

Homes in beef road plan’s path in jeopardy

"THEY couldn't kick us out man, no joke."

Welch St resident Blake Williams is not alone in his unwillingness to pack his bags despite living in the potential path of the proposed beef loop road.

Proposals under the Fitzroy River Floodplain and Road Planning Strategy would see multiple homes in the Welch St area at risk of removal to make way for the beef loop road should construction go ahead as planned.

While plans are very steadily trucking along, the 30-year-old said he would be the first to open his mouth should developers come knocking on affected residents' doors.

"We are living rough as it is, they can't just kick people out," Mr Williams said.

"They can't just buy everyone out."

Mr Williams said he had lived on the street for seven years and made the community his home.

"I know every single neighbour and we all know each other and I mow their lawns and we all look after each other," he said.

"It's a beautiful street."



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