Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Stacks of Hostility to Sale of Council Block; Residents Think Development Will Complicate Drainage

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Stacks of Hostility to Sale of Council Block; Residents Think Development Will Complicate Drainage

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Byline: Kathryn Greensill Kathryn.Greensill@capnews.com.au

ROCKHAMPTON'S Stack Street could be looking a lot less green in the future, much to the dismay of local residents.

As part of its Review Rationalisation and Realisation Program, the Rockhampton Regional Council is selling vacant land at 109 Stack Street for development.

This is one of several blocks across the region which council is selling as part of its push to raise $12 million from real estate assets this year.

However, it wouldn't disclose how many properties would be sold, as the matter had been dealt with in a closed session.

One life-long Stack Street resident, Gary Hinds, said he was concerned about drainage issues in the vacant land.

"It was originally a creek," Gary said.

"Since there's been development there they've filled the creek in and now in heavy rain water runs down Stack Street itself and can cause traffic problems. If they develop on this land the creek is going to get further filled in and cause a worse water problem for the street. …

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