Call for clarity on Mundingburra social housing development
Member for Herbert Phillip Thompson is calling on the State Labor Government to explain why it hasn’t consulted with the Mundingburra community about a planned high-density development on Ross River Road.
Mr Thompson said his office had been hit with an avalanche of correspondence from neighbours and property owners who say they weren’t told about the plans to build the 18-unit complex.
“This is yet another example of the State Labor Government putting its own priorities ahead of the people,” he said.
“This is a big change to their local area. It’s already having impacts on property prices and one person who’s contacted me has had to take their house off the market because no one wants to buy here now.
“There are also concerns about neighbours’ privacy, traffic congestion and a lack of parking.
“I’m not at all against social housing. What I am against is governments coming in and making big changes without getting the input of the community.”
Mr Thompson said he would be writing to Queensland Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick di Brenni and Mundingburra MP Coralee O’Rourke after holding a listening post on site this morning.
“It’s so important that the community is being listened to as it’s clear the current Member for Mundinburra has given up,” he said.
“I realise this is a State Government issue but I’m a Townsville resident, so it’s my issue as well.
“Clearly neither the Member for Mundingburra or the Minister have listened to the community on this matter.
“There are so many unanswered questions with this development. It’s time for them to come clean on exactly what is planned.”