Park residents protest against loss of home
EPPO deBoer has been joined by more than 300 residents in opposing a development which would see Clinton Van Park residents lose their homes.
The development, which could include a massive Bunnings warehouse being built on the site of the van park, has resulted in backlash from the van park residents since it was announced last month.
Mr deBoer has been a permanent resident at the van park for the past 14 years and was one resident to sign a 350-signature petition opposing the application.
Gladstone City Council manager planning and design Andrew Kearns said the petition was one of 22 submissions on the application which would be tabled.
Mr deBoer said the van park would be a massive loss to Gladstone if it was shut down.
Fellow van park resident Sharon Warriner said about 12 residents had left the van park since the development plans were announced last month.
"Because there are so few places to go they left now because they were scared they would miss out if they waited,'' she said.
Mr Kearns said the number of objections received on the project was above average.
A decision on the matter will be made by the council at either the end of July or sometime in August.