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A group opposed to a rail stabling yard being built in Woombye, on the Sunshine Coast hinterland, has written to the Deputy Premier seeking clarification over the cost of the project compared to an alternative site in Nambour.
The Woombye Community and Business Association has calculated the cost of both sites based on Queensland Rail figures.
At a community meeting in May, Deputy Premier Jackie Trad said the Nambour site had been excluded as an option as it was too expensive, would cause too much disruption to train services during construction and would need to be relocated when duplication of the line occurred.
In the letter to Ms Trad, the association has expressed its concern and doubt about how the costs have been calculated and what they include.
It wants to know if its financial comparison of the two sites is correct and if not, it has asked for a detailed breakdown of the cost.
This article first appeared on www.abc.net.au
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