Mining dongas near Wheatvale are due to be moved out within the next three weeks.
Mining dongas near Wheatvale are due to be moved out within the next three weeks. Jenna Cairney

Dongas on the move

MINING dongas lining a rural property at Wheatvale, west of Warwick, under temporary storage will begin being moved out within the next week, a logistics company spokesman has said.

Alex Phillis, of transport and security firm MG Services, yesterday said the buildings had been manufactured at two undisclosed locations and were on their way to a series of mining camps in the Gladstone region.

"A range of mining companies will rent them," he said.

"Basically they have been stored near Warwick as a halfway point due to the recent weather conditions in the Gladstone area.

"They should all be moved out within the next three weeks, if the weather allows."

Mr Phillis said his company had employed five locals to unload and tarp the dongas.

He said a council permit had been obtained, but a council spokeswoman said an application by the owner of the land had been referred to the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

Several complaints have been received by council in relation to the dongas and their appearance.


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