Round­about clo­sure

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY VIEWS -

I WAS sur­prised to read about the clo­sure of the Is­land Drive round­about in last week’s Letters to the Ed­i­tor, I had missed the ar­ti­cle in pre­vi­ous weeks. I searched for the ar­ti­cle and have the im­pres­sion that the coun­cil are clos­ing it purely due to pedes­trian traf­fic. I of­ten see older peo­ple tak­ing a break un­der the trees in the park be­fore tack­ling the hill with their shop­ping. I also of­ten see young peo­ple hang­ing out and play­ing on the play­ground. Now those young peo­ple will have to cross Shute Har­bour Road to get to the play­ground down by Beach Road. Why is the coun­cil wast­ing money and not fix­ing real is­sues in the area? Where was the con­sul­ta­tion with the public? This area is a lovely sanc­tu­ary on a hot day, and en­joyed by many.

Naomi Stent CAN­NON­VALE

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