Moranbah locals angry over new FIFO camp

Moranbah locals say the Queensland Government’s approval of a new 3200 room fly-in fly-out camp shows it’s out of touch with people in mining communities.

The Courier-Mail reports Isaac Regional Council Mayor Anne Baker said the camp was a “ridiculous development” rejected by the bulk of the community.

“The Urban Land Development Authority has ignored and steamrolled our community at every turn,” she said.

“I am urging Premier Campbell Newman to act now to put a stop to it.”

American-owned company MAC is behind the project, and it claims to have built community feedback into its proposal for the camp.

Earlier this year two property investors told Australian Mining they’d almost doubled the asking price on their Moranbah properties in the past 12 months.

A local real estate dealer also said the town’s highest property prices hovered around $3,400 a week.

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