I purchased property, 80 acres, in the Gladstone area, (QLD), in 2008. At the time there was a covered over track leading to the property. I talked to locals that have lived there all their life and informed me that the track had been used as access to mine and other properties in the area. The track is not situated on a gazetted road as the site for the gazetted road is very hilly. As explained to me by locals this was a "gentleman's" agreement to use the track where it is. I have been using this track for approx 5 years and slowly other people with properties are using it. The property that has part of the track on un-gazetted is owned by a big company and have purchased several other ones for water rights. Now the company intends to fence off existing track. This leaves myself and others with no access to property/ies. I am at the present building my house on property and have had approval to do so by council. Council in the past have no interest in providing access to properties and have since passed a "by-law" (that's what I think its called) that they don't have to and it is the owners responsibility and at their cost. what options are available to me to continue access to my property?
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