Mayor to meet with McConaghy

MAYOR Brad Carter today invited developer Robert McConaghy to discuss his plans for Gracemere Shoppingworld to move the project forward.

The move follows meetings between Cr Carter, engineers and planners from Rockhampton Regional Council and Cr Brett Svendsen and Cr Sandra O'Brien, where the issues stalling the development were investigated.

Cr Carter said the meeting highlighted a range of potential solutions to the issue of a bus stop at the site, which the developer does not want integrated into the shopping centre for fear it will cover up to 35 car parks.

While Cr Carter said the meetings were constructive, he still needed to discuss plans with Mr McConaghy before council could make any decision.

"To date the developer has not submitted to council any detailed traffic or engineered plans concerning the proposed location of the bus stop," Cr Carter said.

“Until plans are received from the developer I can not present anything to the council table for consideration as the information supplied at this stage has been insufficient.”

Cr Carter said a meeting with Mr McConaghy was crucial to help the project move forward and would be given "top priority".

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