Coun­cil ‘do­ing its best’ to re­spond

Warwick Daily News - - NEWS -

DE­SPITE his frus­tra­tion with the state of Mary­vale’s roads, David Bowen said he knew other small towns were feel­ing the pinch from the coun­cil.

Mr Bowen said South­ern Downs coun­cil­lors and staff had failed to say when they would ad­dress his con­cerns about the state of roads, and at times, did not re­ply.

Com­mu­nity, Towns and Vil­lages port­fo­lio coun­cil­lor Sh­eryl Win­dle said coun­cil­lors were do­ing their best to ad­dress the con­cerns of small com­mu­ni­ties around the re­gion through com­mu­nity meet­ings and the cup­pas with the coun­cil­lors.

“We are do­ing ev­ery­thing we can with lim­ited funds and peo­ple do have dif­fer­ent ex­pec­ta­tions of what can be achieved with the rates be­ing paid,” she said.

“Plenty of the progress as­so­ci­a­tions around have been quite open with me and there are a lot of pos­i­tive peo­ple work­ing with us to ad­dress is­sues in the com­mu­ni­ties around the re­gion.

“If it is an op­er­a­tional is­sue, we do re­quire co-op­er­a­tion from peo­ple to re­port is­sues to us be­cause our op­er­a­tional team can­not be ev­ery­where.

“We en­cour­age peo­ple to down­load the app from the coun­cil web­site (sdrc.qld.gov.au), take a pic­ture of their con­cern, such as long grass.

“In that case it would be re­sponded to or dealt with very quickly, par­tic­u­larly if it is a safety is­sue.”

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