Closure of Callide St for Biloela shopping centre delayed

DECISION DELAYED: Banana Shire Council want more information before making a decision on whether to allow the permanent closure of a section of Callide St.
DECISION DELAYED: Banana Shire Council want more information before making a decision on whether to allow the permanent closure of a section of Callide St.

A DECISION to close part of Callide St in Biloela to enable expansion of Biloela Shoppingworld has been postponed.

Banana Shire Council received an application from the Department of Environment and Resource Management for permanent closure of part of Callide St from the junction of Gladstone Rd and Barrett St.

The closure would allow McConaghy Developments to expand its shopping centre.

Banana Shire chief executive Ray Geraghty said it could not support the closure at this stage.

"We asked DERM for an extension of time and they have given us a couple of months," Mr Geraghty said.

"We need the time to ask the applicant (McConaghys) a series of questions seeking clarification and information on a number of issues."

The questions include:


If closure is granted, how long will it be before the site is developed?


What is planned for utilities and services on the existing road corridor?


Does it have Main Roads' approval to direct traffic to the Burnett Hwy?

The council has asked for McConaghy to hold a public meeting to identify concerns over the closure and to provide a traffic management plan.

Technical services manager John Walker said: "Council also needs to negotiate an appropriate location for a road access between Valentine Plains Rd and the Burnett Hwy and we believe a more appropriate connection between the two roads should be situated near the White Cockatoo Caravan Park".

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