APPEAL IN COURT: Ausco Modular general manager of remote accommodation Roger Bradford said after careful consideration, his company had lodged an appeal against council's decision in the Planning and Environment Court.
APPEAL IN COURT: Ausco Modular general manager of remote accommodation Roger Bradford said after careful consideration, his company had lodged an appeal against council's decision in the Planning and Environment Court. Matthew Newton

Ausco Modular appeals against Council knock-back

AUSCO Modular, operator of worker's camp Stayover on Zeller St, has lodged an appeal with the Planning and Environment Court over Western Downs Regional Council's decision to knock back its development application for a permanent 1000 bed workers' camp.

The appeal was lodged last Wednesday.

Ausco Modular's Roger Bradford said his company believes strongly in the "value that the operation of our Stayover in Chinchilla delivers to the Chinchilla community.

"We remain committed to our ongoing investment in local jobs, local suppliers and local organisations - like the upcoming Melonfest Rodeo, an event which Stayover has sponsored for many years,” he said.

Mr Bradford said that after careful consideration of the reasons for Council's refusal of the Stayover in Chinchilla application, Ausco had lodged an appeal against council's decision.

"In the interim, it is business as usual for Stayover in Chinchilla as we continue our operation pursuant to an existing consent order granted by the Planning and Environment Court,” he said.

Council voted against Ausco's development application for the camp in the final council meeting for 2016 on December 14.

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