Gympie region quarry will hurt property values and lifestyle
Letter send to the council Planning Dept and Gympie Times re Bells Bridge quarry
Some years ago Fortrus bought a property at Bells Bridge.
With the proposed quarry people in the Bells Bridge area will be disadvantaged by the noise of blasting and by dust on windy days. Their property values will decline.
People travelling on the Wide Bay Highway near Bells Bridge may be disadvantaged by road closures during blasting operations - stuck on the road waiting.
Drivers on the Wide Bay Highway may be disadvantaged by large trucks entering the highway from the quarry site or held up at the turn-off at the intersection of Wide Bay Highway and the Bruce Highway. That turn-off is bad enough as it is without additional heavy traffic.
If this quarry proposal goes ahead then it might be seen that councillors have put the benefit of Fortrus and their associated companies before that of ratepayers in the Gympie Regional Council area.