Up­grade to town en­trance

Isis Town and Country - - News -

THE south­ern en­trance into Childers will take on a slightly new look in com­ing weeks, with Bund­aberg Re­gional Coun­cil up­grad­ing the me­dian strip be­tween Bruce Hwy and Lions Dr.

A lo­cal con­trac­tor re­moved sev­eral of the low grow­ing or­na­men­tal shrubs last week at the di­rec­tion of coun­cil fol­low­ing con­sul­ta­tion with Main Roads and lo­cal ser­vice club rep­re­sen­ta­tives.

Coun­cil­lor Tony Ric­cia­rdi said the shrubs had be­come a high main­te­nance is­sue and had been iden­ti­fied as pos­ing a traf­fic vis­i­bil­ity haz­ard.

“The beau­ti­fi­ca­tion of this area ad­ja­cent to Lions Dr had been un­der­taken decades ago by lo­cal Lions Club mem­bers and the trees and shrubs have cer­tainly served their pur­pose as an at­trac­tive en­try­way to Childers,” he said.

“Our dis­cus­sions with the ser­vice clubs re­gard­ing the re­moval and up­grad­ing of the fo­liage has re­sulted in both Lions and Ro­tary of­fer­ing to make fi­nan­cial con­tri­bu­tions to any new plant­ings.

“Coun­cil plans to plant na­tive trees at the site to en­sure this en­hanced en­trance to Childers is main­tained.”

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

NEW LOOK: Bund­aberg Re­gional Coun­cil is up­grad­ing the me­dian strip be­tween the Isis Hwy and Lions Dr.

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