Guy Barnett must step in to resolve long-standing property access dispute

Tasmanian Labor

West property access dispute has dragged on long enough

swept under the carpet due to Legislative Council elections

Primary Industries Minister Guy Barnett must intervene to
resolve a property access dispute involving the family of the Liberal Member
for Montgomery.

Labor Member for Braddon, Shane Broad, said the issue had
dragged on long enough.

“Landholders Stephen and Fiona
Austin have been locked in an ongoing dispute with this family over maintaining
access to the road to their Howth property and it has caused them considerable
distress,” Dr Broad said.

“After months of delays, they were told by
Crown Land Services there would be some progress on their application for ‘right
of way’ within two weeks, but five weeks later and they are yet to hear a

“Stephen and Fiona just want to be able to
access their property without having to tackle a series of gates and other

“We want assurances that the Liberal member
has not interfered in this process with Crown Land Services.

“I am sure the Liberals just want to sweep
this dispute under the carpet until the Legislative Council elections are done
and dusted.

“It is clear that Crown Land Services is incapable of resolving this matter and it is time Minister Barnett intervened to sort this dispute out once and for all.”

Shane Broad MP

Labor Member for Braddon

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