Council says sayonara to dilapidated service station
NORTH Burnett Regional Council will demolish a derelict service station building in Mount Perry because it has become a "danger to the public".
A council statement revealed the demolition has been approved.
"The dilapidated building located at 93 Heusman St, Mt Perry has been identified as a danger to the public," the statement read said.
"The public will be notified once dates around the demolition are finalised."
The decision was made at the last council meeting, where it was moved that an entry notice would be issued and that all costs incurred would be charged to the property owners and recovered under the Local Government Act, section 142 (4), based on the "high risk associated with the poor structural integrity of the building, injury or harm to neighbours and the general public in the immediate area".
93 Heusman St is on the State Government's Contaminated Land Register.
Mount Perry resident Gavin Murray said he would be pleased to see the service station go.
"It is a real eyesore, so I'm glad that the council is doing something about it," Mr Murray said.
Frank Charles, who operates the Travelling Lite B&B across the road at 90 Heusman St, said he recently saw the building being inspected.