Cordalba road­works ‘un­safe’

Isis Town and Country - - News -

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.

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