Coun­cil says roads a pri­or­ity

Mayor vows to lis­ten to com­mu­nity

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Tobi Lof­tus Tobi.Lof­tus@cnbtimes.com.au

NORTH Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil Mayor Rachel Cham­bers has promised that North Bur­nett roads would grad­u­ally im­prove.

“It will get bet­ter,” Cr Cham­bers said.

“There is no doubt it is get­ting bet­ter al­ready.

“Roads are al­ways a pri­or­ity for coun­cil and ev­ery day we work to­wards a bet­ter roads pro­gram and bet­ter out­comes.”

North Bur­nett res­i­dents took to Face­book to say what roads in the re­gion they wanted up­grad­ing.

They in­cluded roads such as War­ton St, Boon­dooma Rd and Mono­go­rilby Rd.

Cr Cham­bers said she would like to see a stan­dard­ised ap­proach to roads in the re­gion.

“One per­son’s high level of need is an­other per­son’s low level of need,” she said.

“That is why we want a def­i­nite stan­dard we can all agree on.”

To achieve that stan­dard, Cr Cham­bers said she had been in dis­cus­sion with Glad­stone Re­gional Coun­cil about a roads pub­li­ca­tion it has.

The pub­li­ca­tion out­lines the dif­fer­ent lev­els of road con­di­tions and pro­vides ex­am­ples of what is a good road and what is a bad road.

“We want the com­mu­nity to help us by know­ing what is a de­fect and what isn’t,” Cr Cham­bers said.

“We want them to know what needs to be acted on im­me­di­ately and what they can ex­pect from us.

“That is all the things we are work­ing to­wards.”

What roads would you like to see up­graded in the re­gion?

You can let us know by email­ing tobi.lof­tus@apn.com.au.

PHOTO: GOOGLE MAPS

YOUR SAY: The North Bur­nett Roads you want up­graded.

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