Business owners object proposed service station in Benaraby

A BENARABY couple have made clear their objections to the proposed service station at the edge of town.

Marty Hayden and his wife Julie own the former general store-turned-retro shop next to the block of land and have a range of concerns including noise pollution and the 6m wall the developer wants to build to address that issue.

They are concerned that wall will be an eyesore for the town. It will also block the view of their shop to any passers by. "We rely on all the passing traffic to keep us in business," Mr Hayden said.

"We've spent thousands of dollars on signage and now no one will see it."

In an official objection to the council, concerns include road safety, light from increased traffic movements, air pollution generated from car and trucks continually stopping and possible fuel spills.

Mr Hayden is concerned Benaraby residents weren't aware about the proposed service station and said that was the reason there were only three objections when he checked with the council last week.

Submissions must be made before 5pm today.

Send your written comments in support or objection to the proposal to info@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au.



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