Tony O'Brien says Logan City Council's consultation period over Chambers Flat Road upgrade has been inadequate, despite letter drop

OWNERS of a long-standing business have slammed Logan City Council for a lack of community consultation over an upgrade of Chambers Flat Road, despite letters going out to residents.

NOT HAPPY: Tony O'Brien at his Chambers Flat Road property.

NOT HAPPY: Tony O'Brien at his Chambers Flat Road property.

Tony O'Brien and his wife Janelle, who own and run Janelle's Pet Resort, could lose some of their 2.2 hectare block next to the road.

That is according to a preliminary plan sent to residents.

The business is near the scene of two serious accidents on the road in recent years. Two people died in one car rollover, while a mother and child were hurt in a head-on smash.

A car also smashed through the couple's front fence in another incident.

Mr O'Brien said he had seen about 90 accidents on the road in his 30 years there.

A letter dated April 6 said council had begun investigating an upgrade.

"It is important to note construction timing is not determined, as council is only starting the planning and design process," the letter read.

Mr O'Brien said the letter was not good enough.

"In the Jimboomba Times a couple of weeks ago, it said the community had been consulted," he said.

"Nobody has come to me. All I've got is this in the mail."

The plan outlines portions of land that council could resume. The O'Briens would lose a section at the front of their property, but the amount was unspecified.

They said it could make their property hard to access for customers.

It comes after residents turned out en masse for a meeting at Chambers Flat Community Centre on May 7.

Division 9 councillor Scott Bannan said he agreed community consultation had been lacking, so organised the meeting.

More than 50 locals turned up.

He said he was not surprised that people were angry about possibly losing their land.

"People don't like their land being taken off them," he said. "People work hard all their lives for their piece of dirt. How would you feel if someone took if off you?"

He said the plan was in its infancy.

"It's very early, there are basic plans, but no budget or funding," he said.

Cr Bannan urged people to get in touch with council and put forward their views.

"This is not the last meeting. It is the first of many," he said. "If you want to be heard, now is the time."

Neighbouring councillor, Division 8's Jacob Heremaia, said he welcomed feedback on the issue.

"When residents talk to me, I take their comments and make sure they're heard in council," he said.

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