BIG BLOW: The Bluff Post Office has been sold and closed, and town residents are not happy.
BIG BLOW: The Bluff Post Office has been sold and closed, and town residents are not happy. Meghan Kidd

Bluff residents concerned as services shut down

BLUFF is a little town with a big heart.

But residents are worried they'll "have nothing left" after their post office and library were closed in a matter of weeks.

At the Central Highlands Regional Council's community consultation session in Bluff on Wednesday, locals voiced their concerns about the dwindling services and lack of support.

Long-term resident Roy Vesey wanted to know why the library was closed, where the report was that said the building was full of asbestos and why the council wouldn't purchase the land from the Queensland Ambulance Service to see the service continue.

"I think there should have been more of an attempt from the council to keep that block of land," Mr Vesey said.

"We're losing so much in town that people are getting annoyed about it."

The Bluff library closure is another wound for residents still reeling at the closure of the post office.

"We've got nothing. We have to drive to Blackwater for our mail. We don't even have a red box to post a letter," a resident said.

Acting Mayor Gail Nixon said she understood the frustration and the issue could be pushed at a federal level.


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