Friends of the Toowoomba Range members (front) Kate Powell and (from left) Geoff Neville, Jack Clarence, Lauren Thorne, Judy Clanchy, Paul Davies, Philip Collins, TWU organiser Brendan Bogle and Phil Grainger.
Friends of the Toowoomba Range members (front) Kate Powell and (from left) Geoff Neville, Jack Clarence, Lauren Thorne, Judy Clanchy, Paul Davies, Philip Collins, TWU organiser Brendan Bogle and Phil Grainger. Kevin Farmer

Unnamed benefactor donates $25,000 to development opponents

AN ANONYMOUS donation of $25,000 has taken the bank roll needed to fund a legal appeal against a fast-food development on Cohoe St to the third-way mark.

Friends of the Toowoomba Range spokeswoman Kate Powell checked the group's finances to discover the small fortune sitting in the bank account this week.

"The appeal is really moving along," she said.

"We've also received donations of $6500 so we're a third of the way there."

The group has lodged an appeal against the construction of the Eastside Village and associated traffic lights on the corner of Cohoe and Herries Sts with the Planning and Environment Court.

The process is expected to cost between $50,000 and $100,000 before a final decision on the project's future is made.

Transport Workers Union delegate Brendan Bogle said the issue had strengthened the alliance between transport operators.

"It's a no-brainer. So we're just encouraging them to get involved in the fight," he said.


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