BHP Billitonâ€™s planned haul road will not affect the proposed 3000-house development in Port Augusta, according to developer Pat Cheetham.
spoke with BHP Billiton about the position of the haul road, which would join the proposed landing facility with the Stuart Highway.
According to the companyâ€™s environmental impact statement, the haul road would run directly through the proposed development site.
However, Mr Cheetham
said BHP Billiton indicated they had surveyed an alternate suitable route.
said the new route would run on the boundary of the development on the airport side.
â€œIf this would be the case, which they pointed out they were happy with, it wouldnâ€™t affect our plans,â€ he
The situation of the haul road next to the development may even play a positive role.
According to Mr Cheetham
, the proposed roadâ€™s a noise buffer could block the development from airport noise.