Jessica Bock and Lyn Bock are not looking forward to getting more traffic on their quiet street.
Jessica Bock and Lyn Bock are not looking forward to getting more traffic on their quiet street. Allan Reinikka

Residents fresh out of tolerance

THE Fresh Food People aren’t popular with the Forest Park people.

Residents of Forest Park Estate in North Rockhampton aren’t happy about Woolworths’ proposal to develop a hardware meagstore at the back of their estate.

The concept is still in the early stages, but if approved would include extending the existing Forest Park Rd to run the entire way from Norman Rd through to Yaamba Rd.

The $30 million development would include a restaurant and cater for three other showroom-type tenancies.

Lyn Bock, who lives on Forest Park Rd, said such a complex was not welcome and many residents in the area would be making submissions to council against it.

“It’s going to take all the traffic right through past our house,” Mrs Bock said.

She said she was worried about the safety of her nine-year-old granddaughter who lives with her, on what is now a quiet residential street.

“We’ll have to be watching for traffic all the time.”

She expected the development would create noise problems for people living in the estate and that construction would see many trees cut down.

“They don’t consider the people living in these areas,” Lyn said.

Another resident in the estate said that he wasn’t very concerned about the development where he was, but that he expected those who actually lived on Forest Park Road to have more problems.

It’s going to take all the traffic right through past our house. We’ll have to be watching for traffic all the time.



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