News

Work restarts on Toowoomba Second Range Crossing

WORKS will proceed for now on the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing, after a hearing in the Land Court.

The decision was made not to extend a temporary injunction which stopped works at two sites forming part of the project.

The interim halt-work measure was granted last Wednesday to Western Wakka Wakka man Adrian Beattie.

The decision was handed down Monday afternoon, with less than half an hour before the injunction expired at 6pm Monday.

The injunction was sought by Mr Beattie over what he says are bora rings near Charlton and an ancient lookout at Murphys Creek.

He fears the proposed construction will damage what he says are culturally significant sites.

RELATED

>> Works come to halt on $1.6 billion bypass project

>> Bora rings explained

>> The ancient 'lookout'

Legal representatives for the State Government argued against the granting of a further injunction, suggesting Mr Beattie, while he had a right to seek an interim injunction to halt work, was unlikely to have the legal right to continue the case.

They said this is because other key members of Western Wakka Wakka have distanced themselves from the dispute.

They also said the contract Mr Beattie signed had mechanisms in place for resolving issues such as this one, including dispute resolution.

In the decision handed down late yesterday afternoon, the groups were told to attend court on Wednesday for mediation of the issue.

However, those seeking the stop-work to be continued fear the sites may have already been destroyed by this time.

The court heard, Nexus, the company tasked with construction of the $1.6 billion project, would start work on Tuesday morning if the injunction was not granted and work should have already started in those areas.

Are you pleased works have resumed on the Toowoomba bypass?

This poll ended on 18 November 2016.

Yes - 88%

No - 11%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Topics:  injunction land court nexus toowoomba toowoomba second range crossing wakka wakka tribe


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

A gem find for the ages

JOINT EFFORT: Roger Dunstan, Geoff Bilbow and John Campbell admiring their historic gem donation.

A gem find for the ages

Farmer's hailed for 'heroic' work

BRAVE ACT: Stephen and Gavin Scurr have been awarded a Local Heroes award by the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Farmer's hailed for 'heroic' work

Caboolture kids bounce to Youth Comm Games

GOING FOR GOLD: Ben Schmidtchen has qualified for the 2017 Youth Commonwealth Games in the Bahamas.

Caboolture kids bounce to Youth Comm Games

Local Partners

Beachmere on the road to nowhere

ROBERT Pritchard has been fighting for upgrades to Beachmere Rd for 34 years and says very little has been achieved in that time.

What to expect at Birds of Tokyo's Ipswich gig

The band will perform at the Racehorse Hotel on Friday.

BAND member Glen Sarangapany talks music, pub grub and doing shoeys

What public holidays are left in 2017

Ipswich residents will get the day off tomorrow for the show.

IPSWICH residents will get tomorrow off for the show

Caitlyn comes home to launch debut album

Gympie's Caitlyn Shadbolt will launch here debut album Songs On My Sleeve at an exclusive all-ages concert in Gympie on Friday, May 26.

Win tickets to Caitlyn's album launch

Boyfriend loses it over sex lie

SEVEN Year Switch’s Stacey told a fib about her sex life. When the lie found its way back to her boyfriend, there was hell to pay.

Why Crowe’s thankful for those ‘bulls**t’ rumours

Russell Crowe and Terri Irwin in 2007.

Crowe and Terri Irwin have been dodging dating rumours for years now

MOVIE REVIEW: King Arthur - Legend of the Sword

Charlie Hunnam in a scene from the movie King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

Why the critics have got Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur all wrong.

Concert death toll revised up to 22, tour suspended

There have been multiple confirmed deaths after 'explosions' heard at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester

"We saw blood on people when we got outside."

Casual Keanu says fame is ‘cool’

Keanu Reeves in a scene from the movie John Wick: Chapter 2.

NOBODY expected much of John Wick when it was released in 2014.

Ariana Grande breaks her silence after fatal blast

According to reports quoting witnesses, a mass emergency evacuation was prompted after explosions were heard at the end of US singer Ariana Grande's concert in the arena.

The entertainment industry is in shock after attack on concert

Pitch Perfect star suing Woman’s Day over ‘liar’ articles

Actor Rebel Wilson outside court on Friday.

REBEL Wilson's career destroyed by grubby campaign, court hears.

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

One of Maryborough's most historic homes is still for sale

FULL OF HISTORY: Trisha Moulds is owner of the historic Tinana state known as Rosehill. The beautiful home is currently for sale.

It has been the scene of both joy and tragedies over the years.

The face of the Sunshine Coast's overpriced rental crisis

Alyx Wilson had to rent a $385 unit in Currimundi because the market was too competitive for cheaper rental housing. She is now renting a room from friends who own a house in Currimundi, and says its much more affordable.

Young people feel the strain in competitive, expensive rental market

WATCH: Take a tour of a tradie's dream home

5a Bruce Hiskens Court, Norman Gardens, going for $720,000. INSET: Lea Taylor.

Huge block with potential for anything

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!