Renee Pilcher

'Secret meetings' on two chip agendas

CITIZEN'S Helping Inskip Peninsula are having two meetings this week for their members and supporters.

CHIP (Citizens Helping the Inskip Peninsula) chairman Reg Lawler, said that people needed to be informed of the secret meetings that are being held to plan the future of Rainbow Beach.

“The main feature of these meetings and the discussion is that the people of the area are not being consulted at all.

“The Queensland Government is consulting a developer, Rainbow Shores and talking to all the officials in lots of government departments.

They also have hired consultants who don't bother consulting the people of Rainbow Beach.

“They are going to produce a Master Plan for the Inskip Peninsula that will mean that most development on Rainbow Beach is on the Inskip Peninsula instead of at Rainbow Beach.

“At this stage they will invite comments, for a month but once the Plan is produced, nothing much ever changes.”

“It is important that the people have a chance to see if their interests are taken into account.

“We know that Rainbow Shores is being offered a very good deal but no one is speaking up for the town of Rainbow Beach and its needs and interests.”

The meetings are: Tuesday, February 3, Fossickers Hall, Gympie Civic Centre 7pm and Thursday, February 5, Church of the Good Shepherd, Rainbow Beach, 7pm.

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