The complex has been met with mixed reception.
Councillors voted 8-3 to give the project preliminary approval.
The RACQ called it one of the state's most dangerous roads.
A regional airline has confirmed their plans for Hervey Bay.
Ms Whitaker is concerned the effects the mine will have on the river
Business had been lost since work on the interchange started.
Councillors will vote on the lot conversions.
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