The aesthetically-challenged Rosewood workers camp at Blackwater could be getting a make-over after camp operators, Qantac, lodged a development application with Economic Development Queensland.
Grubby old dongas could soon be replaced by modern double story buildings and landscaped recreational areas, if the application is approved.
Speaking to the CQ News, a spokesperson from the Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning said, “It’s still going through the assessment process at the moment.”
According to the CQ News, “The application seeks an extra 290 beds, taking it to an 809-person camp, including double-storey buildings, dining and recreation spaces, landscaped perimeters, courtyards and 526 on-site parking spaces.”
Unlike the existing camp, the village “would be within a strongly landscaped setting”, the application reads.
“A strong screen to the northern neighbours, including retention of existing trees where possible, is planned.”