Dominic Doblo at the site of the overpass on Somerset Rd at Gracemere.
Dominic Doblo at the site of the overpass on Somerset Rd at Gracemere. Allan Reinikka

Doblo pushes for industrial area

MAYORAL candidate Dominic Doblo says the council's intention to concentrate industrial development so close to houses in Gracemere shows "an incredible lack of vision".

Calling for councillors to tear up its plans for the Gracemere Industrial Area, Mr Doblo said the only sensible option was to head west.

"There is nowhere in the area the council wants to re-zone for a major company to come and build," he said.

"They should let those residents live their life and develop the land to the west of the new access over the railway.

"For years and years that's been the land everyone has been talking about as our industrial future and that is the land we have to use if we are going to be a serious alternative to Gladstone and Mackay.

"The current proposals show a lack of ambition and an incredible lack of vision and will destroy people's lives for no reason.

"How can it be logical to increase heavy traffic in the residential area when there is so much open land available all the way to Stanwell?"

Mr Doblo said the $50 million the state government was spending on the access from the Capricorn Hwy might be wasted unless there was a change of heart.

"We don't want another Busby or Toll Holdings situation where industry is in conflict with local residents, but that's exactly what this proposal will create," he said.



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