Residents need rain to fix road

A COMBINATION of fire and drought has seen roads around Gin Gin crumble to dust — but Bundaberg Regional Council says there is nothing it can do until there is rain.

Gaeta property owner Hazle Marland said the roads copped a beating during the recent bushfires.

“Kalpowar Road was the main base for the firefighters, so they had 30 water trucks and locals having to go back and forth,” Mrs Marland said.

She described the road as “a nightmare”, due to the pitted, slippery conditions.

Mrs Marland had allowed workers to use her dams to grade the road, but they are almost dry after the water was used to fight the bushfires.

Bundaberg Regional Councillor Wayne Honor said: “To take water out in tankers to do significant maintenance would be a significant cost to ratepayers. All we can do is ask for people to be aware, be cautious and be patient until it rains.”

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