Council to discuss new telco tower

A NEW telecommunications facility with a 60-metre-high tower is up for consideration for Hawes Road, Woocoo, at today’s council meeting in Hervey Bay.

The site, owned by Hawes brothers, is currently being used to mill timber.

Issues mentioned by council staff include potential visual impact to the rural community and that the 16.53-hectare site is good quality agricultural land.

Councillors will cast their initial vote on the application in the community and development committee meeting.

A second application to be discussed is the $64,579.95 shovel ready discount for the reconfiguration of two lots into nine at Power House Road in Howard.

The quarterly community and culture report is up for debate.

It mentions that events and shows at the Maryborough Showground and Equestrian Park totalled 92 and revenue was 12 per cent above target, while bad weather caused visitor numbers to the Hervey Bay Aquatic Centre to drop.

Councillor Sue Brooks has placed a question on notice about Arkarra Tea Gardens in Dundowran.

She is asking if a development application has been lodged to subdivide the gardens in Panorama Drive.

Ms Brooks wants council to be informed about “future public accessibility and the provision of infrastructure” at Arkarra Lagoons, which are adjacent to the tea gardens.

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