Pauline Langford, Verlie Climpson and Cr David Batt celebrate at the Seniors Expo at the Civic Centre yesterday.
Pauline Langford, Verlie Climpson and Cr David Batt celebrate at the Seniors Expo at the Civic Centre yesterday. Mike Knott

Traffic and health top priorities

TRAFFIC and health were two of the main problems for the future nominated when Bundaberg seniors were asked about their vision for the region in 2031.

Bundaberg Regional Council governance portfolio spokesman David Batt used the Seniors Expo at the Civic Centre yesterday to encourage them to contribute to the Bundaberg Region 2031 community planning project.

Pauline Langford said she would like to see better facilities for the aged in place in the next 20 years.

“It’s one of the priorities because people are living longer these days,” she said.

“Even to get stroke teams in Bundaberg would be good.”

Mrs Langford said the city would also need more doctors and people working in the healthcare area, and a new hospital.

“Roads and traffic are going to need upgrading,” she said.

Mrs Langford said there also needed to be more opportunities for young people to live and work in the area.

“Young people go away to study and then don’t come back because there are no jobs for them here,” she said.

Verlie Climpson agreed the traffic situation needed attention as the city grew.

“Parking in the city is a big worry,” she said.

“We’re probably going to need some multi-storey car parks.”

Cr Batt said the council had invited people to complete an online survey at www.bundaberg.qld.gov.au, and he looked forward to seeing the ideas and suggestions from senior residents.



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