Road closure upsets residents

RESIDENTS against the permanent closure of a section of Murray Street in Depot Hill aren't too impressed by Rockhampton Regional Council's latest u-turn.

Roy Muir yesterday said he was disappointed in council's decision on Tuesday to agree to the controversial closure despite earlier overturning an approval given by council officers.

The Busby Group, which wants the segment of road to provide a buffer from its adjoining house removal depot, has sought approval for the closure from the Department of Environment and Resource Management.

The council will now inform the department it has no objections to the closure.

“We're not real happy,” Mr Muir said yesterday.

He said residents only found out about Tuesday's meeting at late notice and hadn't been able to attend.

Mr Muir also said some councillors who supported the concerns of residents weren't at the meeting.

Councillors Glenda Mather and Stephen Schwarten voted on the side of the residents.

Deputy Mayor Rose Swadling voted in favour of agreeing to the road's closure and not the residents as was reported in yesterday's Morning Bulletin.



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