PARKS AND GAR­DENS

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

Bea­cons­field Rd, cor­ner of the Great Western High­way, Rooty Hill Res­i­dents say the area needs at­ten­tion as grass is grow­ing up and over the drain, path and road. As cars drive around the cor­ner, they are forced to drive through large pud­dles of wa­ter.

THIS WEEK: The cause­way on Stoney Creek Rd, Shanes Park Bea­cons­field Rd, cor­ner of the Great Western High­way, Rooty Hill KERBS and drains at Rooty Hill and Shanes Park have topped the list of trou­ble spots se­lected by read­ers in NewsLo­cal’s Neigh­bour­hood Res­cue cam­paign.

Res­i­dents have made com­plaints about Bea­cons­field Rd on the cor­ner of the Great Western Hwy at Rooty Hill, where over­grown grass has pre­vented the area from drain­ing af­ter rain.

The cause­way at Stoney Creek Rd is another area caus­ing con­cern as the road is regularly blocked off in bad weather. Black­town Coun­cil is re­spon­si­ble for both of these cases.

A spokes­woman said the coun­cil de­ployed staff to un­der­take reg­u­lar in­spec­tions of all streets and drains, record­ing the de­fects iden­ti­fied and pri­ori­tis­ing the sites ac­cord­ingly.

“On av­er­age, the coun­cil iden­ti­fies or re­ceives over 9000 in­di­vid­ual re­quests for drain and gut­ter main­te­nance each year,” she said.

“All de­fects iden­ti­fied or re­ported are recorded … emer­gency re­quests are ac­tioned im­me­di­ately or as soon as re­sources al­low.”

We will let you know how things progress in fu­ture edi­tions. The next topic we will fo­cus on is parks and gar­dens. We want to hear from you about where there is a need for re­pairs. The cause­way on Stoney Creek Rd, Shanes Park Res­i­dents say the area is prone to flood­ing and is of­ten blocked off when in­clement weather hits. Res­i­dents are ad­vised to re­port any con­cerns to Black­town Coun­cil by call­ing 9839 6000.

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