Poor plan­ning

Sunshine Coast Daily - - OPINION -

THE Daily (Oc­to­ber 11) car­ried a story about poor plan­ning by the coun­cil with mod­ern ur­ban de­vel­op­ment.

That stated, in part, Sun­shine Coast Coun­cil may shift away from the nar­row street sub­di­vi­sion model which had failed to cater for the num­ber of ve­hi­cles used by mod­ern house­holds and was now see­ing res­i­dents daily fac­ing $94 fines for verge park­ing in front of their prop­er­ties.

For the past three or four decades, all tiers of gov­ern­ment have been lured to the fis­cal honey jar, max­imis­ing land use and fail­ing the fu­ture.

Lo­cal gov­ern­ment has ac­cepted nar­row roads be­cause places like Glen­field, Water­bury Park and Bright­wa­ter, grouped as Moun­tain Creek, with nar­row back streets could have added a to­tal of 20 or 30 more lots, the ba­sis of rate col­lec­tion.

With the coun­cil’s purge on verge park­ing maybe the home owner should con­crete the front yard en­abling the fam­ily and friends vis­it­ing to park with

fear of the coun­cil em­ployee with his cam­era and prin­ter of the of­fence no­tice.

Of course to do that would cause lo­cal flood­ing as the stormwa­ter sys­tems were never de­signed to cope with the thun­der­storm down­pours and the oc­ca­sional un­usual weather event, with­out the ab­sorb­ing of the rain by the ex­posed earth cov­ered with lawn. — BOB BUICK Moun­tain Creek

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