News

Strip joint won’t suit area: MP

Strippers at Central Lane, Gladstone.
Strippers at Central Lane, Gladstone. Brenda Strong

GLADSTONE Independent MP Liz Cunningham is leading the charge against a proposed second strip club for Gladstone, claiming its proposed position will bring down the tone of Goondoon St and adversely affect the family-friendly East Shores precinct being built nearby.

"Everybody who goes to eastern shores has to go past Mie Place. There is no other way to get there," she said.

"It could expose young people in our community to what could be rather graphic advertising."

The proposal for a two-floor adult entertainment venue at Mie Place was lodged with the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation in April and the public submissions period closed on June 6.

Mayor Gail Sellers, who had previously spoken against the proposal, was noticeably absent from an objections hearing on Friday, revealing that Gladstone Regional Council had not made a formal submission against the application.

The closed-door objections hearing was organised by the regulatory authority, and aimed to provide both applicant and objectors with the chance to explain their case.

They failed to reach an agreement, said Ms Cunningham, whose views were not swayed by the case made by Mie Place.

Ms Cunningham said strip clubs should be in discreet places, not in the main street. She argued that a town the size of Gladstone did not need two adult entertainment venues.

A spokesman for the regulator said only three objections and a 12-signature petition against the application were received.

Mie Place owner Aodhan McCann said two of the three objectors who attended the hearing were commercial competitors.

"The meeting is just another step in the process for OLGR and I remain confident, but still expect a decision to be months away," he said.

Topics:  petition, strip club




BREAKING: Two rushed to hospital as crash shuts down busy Gladstone road

The crash on the corner of Tank St and Glenlyon St.

ACCIDENT directly outside Gladstone’s ambulance headquarters.

Gladstone girl 'spewing' after 'green gunk' in Kirkwood Woolworths juice box

Mum of two Patrice Cornell found "green gunk" in her daughter's juice box.

MUM claims daughter, 2, got food poisoning from rotten juice box.

BOM: Temperature to drop near freezing in Gladstone region tonight

This radar image depicts the temperature forecast for 7am on Thursday morning.

IT'S set to get icy in the Gladstone region tonight.

Latest deals and offers

Kerri-Anne Kennerley to Sonia Kruger: "Stay brave"

She said her television peer should "stay brave"

Swimwear designer looking for love on The Bachelor

Noni Janur on her first day of filming.

The 25-year-old is one of 22 women vying for Richie Strahan’s heart

Three reasons your mind will be blown this week

Alan Dale and Jacki Weaver in a scene from the TV series Secret City.

THREE shows on Foxtel to make your mind boggle.

Elena wins MasterChef: “I’m ecstatic and eager to celebrate"

MasterChef Australia 2016 winner Elena Duggan, from Noosa.

NOOSA chefs survive marathon grand final dish by Heston Blumenthal.

Shannen Doherty shaves hair during cancer battle

Shannen Doherty has completely shaved off her hair

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

The climb is slow but property on the way up

Michael Matusik, director of Matusik Property Insights.Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

The improvement would be mild when compared to past cycles