Caravan resident may be permanent
MORE than a month after he first received his eviction papers, Keith List remains in a frustrating limbo waiting for Bundaberg Regional Council to decide if he has to vacate the Finemore Holiday Park on March 7.
“It is a bit of a worry, you sort of get a few sleepless nights about it,” Mr List said.
Mr List said Oldies Angles founder James Parkes had been speaking with council on his behalf.
“He didn’t get a definite answer,” he said.
Mr List, who had been living at the park for almost 16 months, was under the impression he was living in a permanent residency space until council served him with an eviction notice.
Since that time, council has promised Mr List will be moved into the first available permanent residency space in the park.
Mr List said council had offered him a space in units on Dr Mays Road.
“It was horrible. There were no windows or nothing, it was like a dungeon,” Mr List said.
The unit was also unfurnished and Mr List estimated he would have to spend about $2000 on furniture before he moved in.
However, Bundaberg Regional Council chief executive officer Peter Byrne said if a permanent site is not available by March 7 they would reassess his situation and hopefully allow him to stay.
“What we’ve said to Mr List is that he is first on the list to get a permanent site when one becomes available,” Mr Byrne said.
Mr Byrne said council officers had taken him to one of their aged persons units, but Mr List had decided that it was not suitable.
“Mr List and ourselves have been continuing to work together and will continue to do so,” Mr Byrne said.