Michael McCabe We’d like to see what it looks like on a map
Michael McCabe We’d like to see what it looks like on a map

More detail sought for Iwasaki Group's proposed developments

AS potential Livingstone leaders show support for a proposed development by the Iwasaki Group, the Capricorn Conservation Council wants to see more detail.

Co-ordinator Michael McCabe said the council had contacted RPS, Iwasaki's consultants, asking that information presented to the Rockhampton Regional Council be released to the public.

"We'd like to see what it looks like on a map...where the roads and drainage would be and how the natural environment would be protected," Mr McCabe said.

But Principal of Planning for RPS Simon Pollack said the company wanted to make sure they were at a reasonable point of resolution before engaging with the CCC and all stakeholders.

"The client hasn't signed off on anything," Mr Pollack said "They are still finalising the concept.

"The detail will come out during the EIS process, but we aren't at that stage yet."

Mr McCabe said the project was likely to be submitted to the Co-ordinator General under the State Development and Public Works Act.

"If deemed to be a co-ordinated project, Livingstone Shire wouldn't have any say in the decision," he said.

"This would be made by the Queensland Government."

Mr McCabe said: "We are concerned for the second largest tract of critically endangered littoral rainforest, or beach scrub, in Central Queensland."

The planned development includes an eco-living residential development, resort, alternative energy parks, farm stay and recreational vehicle park.



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