Property Specialist’s Brent Bowles likes what he sees so far.
Property Specialist’s Brent Bowles likes what he sees so far. Contributed

Changes catch eye of agent

SOME of the harshest critics of council’s planning scheme would be developers and real estate agents, but for Property Specialists agent Brent Bowles, who took the opportunity to meet with council officers, his take on the proposed scheme is positive.

Though he said he’s only had a brief look at the proposed planning scheme, some changes have already caught his eye.

“I noticed some of the land on the western side of Warwick has been rezoned into rural residential,” he said. “This will hopefully make way for some more development.”

He said significant parts of that land had previously been zoned either rural or “future residential” with council expecting sewerage to be built their before development continued.

However, he sees the change in categories as an opening for the future.

The expansion of the industrial area also struck him as being important for future development, but he was mostly pleased with the way council has formulated the plan.

“The thing I’m really impressed with is the fact council is giving the people of Warwick the opportunity to speak their mind before it’s set in black and white,” Mr Bowles said.

“There’s no good whinging about it after the horse has bolted.”

Mr Bowles said he was involved more than 12 months ago when council invited the community to an information session.

“It gave us the opportunity to have input and I reckon they’ve listened and pretty much based the new plan on what people said.”



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