Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Port Hinchinbrook development still feeling Yasi fallout

By Jamie Rule, Friday December 7, 2012 - 15:35 EDT

Residents in Cardwell, in far north Queensland, say they are frustrated at a lack of help to fix the Port Hinchinbrook development after Cyclone Yasi.

Cardwell Chamber of Commerce president Lindsay Hallam says it is getting worse for property owners at the development.

He says politicians need to stop talking about what is needed and step in to return the area to a thriving marina and residential complex.

"It's hardly an integrated resort when number one we don't have an international hotel and post Cyclone Yasi we don't have a marina and we don't even have a restaurant," he said.

"Now we understand that some of the basic facilities which were part of the sizzle when people invested into Port Hinchinbrook, I'm talking specifically the swimming pool area, the tennis court area, our understanding is that that facility is for sale.

"Government's should come in and fix up the infrastructure that's been destroyed - that'd be step one.

"Step two is government would need to look at the role of the developer and the undertakings of the developer given the rules that the approval was given in the first place."


- ABC

© ABC 2012

More breaking news

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Another bout of heat for Perth

16:16 EDT

Another bout of heat for Perth Perth has finally cooled down to about average summer levels over the last few days, and is on track to heat up to a balmy 32 degrees today.

Heat and powerful surf on the way for coastal southeast QLD

12:55 EDT

After a slight dip in temperatures yesterday, warmer days are on the way from the Coolangatta area to the Sunshine Coast region.

Heat put on hold in the southeast

14:24 EDT

Temperatures will cool down for much of the week for South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales.