Explosives company goes to court again

An explosives company is set to battle residents in Central Queensland as it fights to overturn the council’s rejection of a $10 million development proposal.

Maxime’s application to build a storage facility in the rural community was rejected last year as residents opposed the construction of another explosives factory in Bajool.

The company has now filed an appeal to the Planning and Environment Court in Maroochydore, the second since the plan was first rejected, The Bulletin reported.

The company wants to store 45,000 tonnes of ammonium nitrate on grazing land at South Ulam Rd for import and export to Port Alma. ex

The District Ratepayers' Association fiercely opposes the construction of the facility, expressing concern about its close proximity to homes and the flood-prone Six Mile Creek.

A spokeswomen from Maxime told councillors that with the company already having spent $500,000 studying the site, it was unlikely it would walk away if the application was denied.