Council briefed as residents ramp up housing protest

THE Gladstone Regional Council was briefed by the Gladstone Affordable Housing representatives on Monday about three proposed developments.

The Fisher St development, a 32-unit proposal over three lots (or 3200sq m), has gained the attention of residents.

They have formed a group against the proposal called Friends of Fisher St, despite meeting with representatives last month.

Resident and architect John Bright said the scale of the proposed development was inappropriate for the street, and questioned the need for more housing in Gladstone.

GAH general manager Rebecca Oelkers said the organisation had opted for community engagement.

"The proposed Fisher St project is an impact assessable development, whereby community notification and engagement is part of the process," she said.

"This is in contrast to a code assessable development where public notification and consultation is not required."