Tony?s home plans take shape

BUILDERS are drawing up final concepts for a purpose-built home for vehicle accident victim Tony Montgomery following the securing of a block of land.

Family friend and Hotondo Homes employee Cindi Bush said Beaumont Investments had offered the Montgomerys an $83,000 block of land at the cost price of $40,000.

Mr Montgomery had his right leg amputated in March, 22 years after losing his left leg in a single car accident when he was travel-ling as a passenger.

Mrs Bush said the agreed contract would allow builders to complete the house before payment of the allotment.

'This means the Montgomerys will be able to live in their own house, which has been modified for Tony since the accident, then move into the purpose-built home when it is completed,'' she said.

'This would mean they won't have to move to a home that was not suitable to Tony's needs.'

She said there has been several exchanges of ideas with the Montgomerys to use the best ideas to suit Tony's disabilities. Mrs Bush said it was expected the plans for the home would be submitted to Gladstone City Council for approval within the next few weeks.

Beaumont Investments' Ziggy Hohne said the company had agreed to make the allotment available at cost after a visit from Tony, whom he knew previously.

'I've left it with the Noonans (real estate agent) to draw up the details of the contract to allow the builders to start on the house,' he said.

Mrs Bush said the community group working to assist the Montgomerys would still like builders, tradesmen and suppliers to donate time and products toward the building of the home.

Anyone able to assist can phone Mrs Bush on 0400 725 481.

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