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Poll: Are caravans parked in neighbourhoods an issue?

GLADSTONE Regional Council's compliance officers are cracking down on caravans being used as a permanent place of residence in neighbourhood backyards.

During the height of the recent construction phase, the council was more lenient on the use of caravans in backyards for temporary housing, as long as the caravan was not connected to council's sewer and water systems and was not causing any environmental harm through the discharge of grey water.

Now the demand for housing has eased, council is asking residents living in backyard caravans to consider and possibly make alternate arrangements, in accordance with the region's planning scheme requirements.

Residents are encouraged to contact council on 4970 0700 if they have any concerns about their current arrangement.

Vote in our poll and comment below about what you think of caravans being parked in neighbourhood backyards. Let us know if you have seen a lot of this occurring or if it has stopped since more housing has become available.

 

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