Claire O’Connell and Simone Hewetson are repulsed every time they have to use the bus stop on Heaps Street.
Claire O’Connell and Simone Hewetson are repulsed every time they have to use the bus stop on Heaps Street. MAX FLEET

Locals repulsed by Bundy bus stop

RESIDENTS and bus passengers are fed up after regularly finding used condoms, feminine hygiene products and syringes at their local bus stop.

In-home day care provider Claire O’Connell, who currently does not have a licence, said she was hesitant about letting children in her care use the stop at Heaps Street.

“It is definitely not a very sanitary place to sit,” she said.

“I’ve seen used condoms and band-aids and someone tipped a milkshake on the seat once and it was left there for three weeks.”

Sue Thomas, who lives next to the Heaps Street bus stop, said she used to give the area a quick tidy up when she saw it was needed.

“In the past I have found blood stained female underwear, dirty pads, used condoms, beer bottles and what stopped me from mowing out there was a syringe,” she said.

Ms Thomas said she was sick of the sight of the graffiti at the bus stop as well.

“I love having a bus stop so close, as I’m a disabled pensioner, but they could do with cleaning it occasionally,” she said.

Ms O’Connell, a regular bus traveller, said the bus stop wasn’t the only one in need of a serious clean.

“The one at Hinkler Central is always disgusting and that is used by a lot of people,” she said.

“They are just not getting cleaned often enough.”

Bundaberg Regional Council director of health and environment Greg Savage said bus stops in the CBD were cleaned regularly by work crews.

“With the suburban ones, we rely on people calling us to report they need cleaning,” he said.



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