Craig Warhurst

Get the facts straight

SEYMOUR property group chairman Kevin Seymour this week said his company wants to work with the community to make the planned Fraser Straits Marina at Tin Can Bay one of the best marinas in Australia.

Mr Seymour claimed a campaign by residents and supporters was spreading misinformation that was unnecessary and unhelpful.

He said the Seymour Group will play its part in trying to ensure minimal disruption to dolphin feeding.

The group will also appoint independent community consultation experts to gather community views and to make independent recommendations to Seymour Group on how best to work with the community.

The proposed new marina at Tin Can Bay will provide a multi-million dollar economic stimulus for the area as well as improve safety and environmental outcomes in the Fraser Straits Mr Seymour said.

“The new marina has been designed to retain the dolphin feeding area and public boat ramp access,” he said.

Mr Seymour said the proposed development has been subject to the strictest environmental and safety requirements of both Commonwealth and State Government agencies.

“We have employed the best experts in marine sciences, environmental management, and marine and civil engineering to ensure we achieve best practice in the construction and operation of this important new facility for the region,” he said.

“Not only will we be creating extra jobs, we will be enhancing facilities for tourists, boating enthusiasts and the general public.

“There will be wins all round - for the environment, for boating safety, for tourism, for jobs, for the local economy and for the general public.

“We have kept all stakeholders appraised of our progress and made our scientific and planning experts available to be questioned at a meeting with representatives of SOS, the Gympie Regional Council and State Member David Gibson, as well as representatives of various State Government agencies.

Mr Seymour said the development application was in the final stages with the Gympie Regional Council as the assessing agency and he was hopeful of a decision in the near future.

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