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Phil does his block (and next door)

Phil Conder does his block about the block next door.
Phil Conder does his block about the block next door. Renee Pilcher

IT'S been a year since Imbil's Phil Conder last did his block - about the block next door.

Nobody was doing that block, so for the second year running, Mr Conder is cleaning it up himself.

"The council came out, but the tractor got bogged putting a slasher through it," he said of the overgrown corner allotment, which he claims is a bad look in the town's main street.

The urgency, he says, relates to big events coming soon to the town, including the 2012 Brakes Direct International Rally, which hits Imbil on May 25 and 27 - and a coinciding charity market in his front yard.

"There'll be hundreds of people here," he said of the "eyesore" block, which he describes as overgrown and snake infested.

It occupies a prominent corner, located across from the butcher's shop at the fringe of Imbil's business zone.

Mr Conder says the land's owner, who lives in Asia, lost interest in a plan to build three shops on the corner after being told of the infrastructure costs.

"There'll be a lot of tourists here for the rally and all the camping areas will be full for the weekend.

"We should be looking our best," Mr Conder said.

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