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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 2012

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