MARYBOROUGH RV PARK DEVELOPER GETS RAW DEAL FROM QLD STATE GOVERNMENT

FRASER COAST PARK DEVELOPER GETS SNUBBED BY STATE TRANSPORT

THE developer behind Maryborough’s RV Homebase has slammed the attitude of Minister for Transport Scott Emerson after he refused to review requirements to upgrade a major intersection.
RV Homebase chairman Peter Shadforth met the minister last week and asked for infrastructure agreement, where the department would fund a $750,000 upgrade to the corner of Teddington Rd and Gympie Rd.
The company would then pay back the money in increments over the next five years, as the upgrade was a condition of their development being approved.
But Mr Shadforth said he had been bitterly disappointed by what he called an anti-industry reaction from the minister in their 20-minute meeting, with a flat-out no to the proposal.

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“He had made his mind up before he came,” Mr Shadforth said.
Mr Shadforth said he accepted it was their obligation to complete the upgrade, but said had he waited for an infrastructure agreement to be included in the development application, he would still be waiting to start the project.
“I am not looking for a handout, just some relief in spending in the early stages of the project,” he said.
The Tinana retirement village is currently home to about 35 people, with that number expected to double in the next few months.
It will eventually have 210 homes with large garages and communal leisure facilities, built to suit grey nomads, at a cost of about $70 million.
A representative for the Minister said their priority was repairing flood damage, not bailing out a developer.
“Mr Shadforth entered into an agreement committing him to upgrading the intersection at a certain stage of his development,” the representative said.
“We won’t be accepting Mr Shadforth’s request for taxpayers to fund his responsibilities.”

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Sourced & published by Henry Sapiecha [From Chronicle news]

 

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