Views sought on road closure

A ROAD closure application at Cape Gloucester has sparked fears that public access to one of the Whitsundays' most beautiful pieces of coastline might be lost forever.

A spokesperson for the Department of Natural Resources and Mines confirmed the department had received an application to close an area of Gloucester Avenue, near the Cape Gloucester resort.

"As part of assessing this application, the department is currently seeking the views of Whitsunday Regional Council and community members," the spokesperson said.

"The department will review and consider these views after the submission process closes on November 22, prior to making a decision on the application."

Whitsunday mayor Jennifer Whitney said people with concerns about potential loss of public access should write to Council and the department with any "good, quality reasons" why the road closure should not be approved.

"There is a process of public consultation and we'd encourage anyone with any concerns to be part of that process and have their say," Cr Whitney said.

Objections to the application must be in writing and submitted to the Department of Natural Resources and Mines, PO Box 63, Mackay 4740, no later than November 22.

A copy of the notification can be viewed at the department's Mackay office at Level 1, 22-30 Wood Street.

For more information phone 4999 6981.



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