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A CHILDERS resident has called for safety improvements at a busy intersection.
Concerned local Allan Baker wrote to Bundaberg Regional Council to raise his concerns.
“The corner of Ashby Lane and Churchill St is becoming more dangerous,” Mr Baker said.
He has asked the council to consider replacing the give way sign with a stop sign.
“It’s only a matter of time before some person is hit and killed,” Mr Baker said.
Over a period of one hour, Mr Baker witnessed seven incidents at the intersection.
He saw a four-wheel drive reversing in the wrong direction along Ashby Lane, last Thursday afternoon, which he said was a common occurrence. “I have also requested speed humps to be put on Ashby Lane to slow the drivers down and to stop the reversing,” he said.
Member for Burnett Stephen Bennett met with Mr Baker last Thursday and thanked him for raising his concerns.
He said it was important the council addressed any public safety concerns the community might have.
“Public safety is my priority and addressing concerns in a timely manner is most important,” he said.
Mr Bennett confirmed the give way sign would be replaced with a stop sign in the coming weeks.
“The public needs to be aware the stop sign will be replacing the give way as there has been an increase in near misses of car and pedestrian incidents,” he said.
“I would also like to thank council for their response and action taken to resolve the matter at hand. The community of Childers has the council’s support and will address and look into any matters raised.”
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