Resident slams developer's ethics

DEVELOPERS are making too much money at the expense of nearby residents.

That was the verdict of Boyne Island resident Marcia Jones. Mrs Jones said she was sick and tired of cleaning up dirt which had blown onto her property from a nearby development.

"The problem is the developers move in, knock down all the trees which creates huge dust clouds which get blown onto our houses,'' Mrs Jones said.

"The developers and council make all the money and we just have to put up with it. They talk about it as progress, but it just seems to be everything for Calliope Shire and nothing for us.''

She said the council should force developers to minimise the impacts such developments have on nearby residents.

"I know for a fact that other councils require the developers to build fences to keep some of the mess in,'' she said."But our council doesn't seem to have any by-laws to protect our properties.''

Approval documents for the development supplied by council yesterday indicated few specific requirements were in place for de-velopers to abide by, to limit inconvenience to neighbours.

"The development works shall be executed and maintained by appropriate means in such a manner so as to prevent water and wind erosion of the site,'' the document said.

A council officer was unavailable yesterday to discuss the issue.



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