DSC calls forum for Wonga
THE hot topic of quad bike riders on Wonga Beach will be one of the subjects at a community meeting held by Mayor Julia Leu on Tuesday, December 1 at 6.30pm at the Wonga Beach State School.
Councillor Bruce Clarke weighed in on the quad bike issue when he published a statement on the Wonga Beach notice board on Facebook after he was approached by some concerned residents.
The quad bikes are ridden on the roads and beach around the area.
He cited public safety and devastation of the buffer zone as concerns brought forward.
“It’s a few young people making it bad,” Cr Clarke said.
“It will be a chance to discuss with the parents.
“It’s not enough for council and police to address the issue, the main source of responsibil- ity needs to come from the parents.”
Residents in Wonga are split over the topic as some community members argue the importance of recreational activities like the quad bikes to keep young people entertained in the area.
These residents expressed fears that limiting quad bike use could lead to boredom for the youths and cause them to play up.
The aim of the meeting is to discuss the issue with the community and reach a compromise as well as address other issues that residents wish to present council.
Council has hosted similar forums before in Cow Bay and praised their success.
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