Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Zielke Transport Puts Its Case to Stay near Coast

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Zielke Transport Puts Its Case to Stay near Coast

Article excerpt

YEPPOON businessman Noel Scott claims he will be doing the community a favour if his company is permitted to expand onto rural land near Tanby.

But residential neighbours don't see it that way.

Yesterday Mr Scott, general manager of Zielke Transport, said the business, which currently operates from McBean Street, wanted to expand to the site on Adobe Road because of the space and it suited their needs.

"We've had an extensive search and we need the size and room to test and maintain these vehicles. The only use there will be the upkeep of the gravel hauling equipment. That includes maintenance of brakes, engine repairs, general welding and suspension," Mr Scott said.

It's the use of the heavy vehicles in this area and concerns of noise, dust and safety that have outraged neighbours.

And the application by Zielke Transport to Rockhampton Regional Council to construct a vehicle depot on rural land instead of industrial land was rejected last year.

So Zielke Transport owners Henry and Carole Zielke took council to the Planning and Environment Court in Rockhampton this week. …

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