Tiaro land buy considered

THE COUNCIL will today be asked to consider buying a parcel of land on the Mary River at Tiaro in the wake of the environmental advisory committee meeting last month.

The committee, chaired by councillor Sue Brooks, also expressed concern that the council didn't accept its recommendation that the $25 environmental levy be used only for purchasing environmental land.

The committee wants the council to review the purpose of the levy before it hands down the next budget with a minimum of 50 per cent of the levy being set aside solely for the acquisition of environmental land.

The initial fate of a curtain fig tree in Queens Park will also come up for discussion today in Tavistock Street, after the meeting opens at 9.30am.

The fig is diseased and it could infect other trees.

A consultant's report on the tree is attached to today's agenda.

Almost $4 million has been earmarked to pay for this year's bitumen resurfacing program, including roads in the Bay, Woocoo, Tiaro and Maryborough.

The report is up for discussion today.

So is the plan to invest $80,000 in a new entrance to the Pialba Caravan Park on the Esplanade.



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