Cordalba roadworks ‘unsafe’
CORDALBA recently had upgrades completed to the drain and car park area of its local primary school.
However, concerned local Anthony White has grave concerns about the state in which the drain was left.
Mr White said he phoned the council to inform staff the drain was exposed and without any safety warnings or barriers.
“The following day the orange cones were in place and the day after the bunting was put up,” Mr White said.
“I have concerns for the children and the road users.
“A driver coming down Queens St could find themselves stuck in a ditch.
“I don’t understand how they think this is okay. Something needs to be done to make it safe.”
As drivers slowed to investigate why Town and Country was looking at the exposed drain, drivers commented that more research should have been done before building it.
One local said a few millimetres of rainfall had caused the drain to fill.
Mr White said he was not convinced the drain was serving its job correctly, as the water pooled “reasonably quickly”.
“Most of the area is prone to flooding. This drain won’t last or do the job,” he said.
Mr White runs the general store and said many locals felt something needed to be done to make the drain safer, especially being close to the school.
Councillor Bill Trevor thanked Mr White for raising his concerns and said the roadworks would be investigated.
DANGER ZONE: Anthony White is concerned an exposed drain near the primary school is a safety risk.