Causeway concern adds to wait
IT was with good reason that Bundaberg Regional councillor Greg Barnes requested reports on a variety of aspects of the Moneys Creek causeway this week.
Cr Barnes wants to ensure that any work eventually done to alleviate the waterway’s issues are done so safely.
“I have little doubt there are serious issues relating to Moneys Creek,” Cr Barnes said.
“Sooner or later something must be done about this issue, but we haven’t been able to ascertain the stability of the structure.”
Cr Barnes said the causeway needed assessment before major work to improve it occurred, because as far as he understood it was constructed using truckloads of rocks that were filled in with gravel and covered with bitumen in the 1960s.
Cr Barnes said the southern “identified crossing” on the causeway was dangerous because it was on a blind corner.
He said it was particularly worrying in relation to children, and elderly people who might take a little longer to get across the road.
“Kids come down on bikes and there’s a sweep before the crossing, so they zoom through there,” he said.
“The pedestrian crossing council has put on the southern end is in a terrible position.”
The report requests were supported unanimously by the council on Tuesday.