Ratepayers and voters have their concerns heard
RATEPAYERS are having their concerns heard as the Whitsunday Ratepayers’ Association (WRA) compiles a shire priorities and ratepayers election wish list.
WRA secretary Tony Moscato said the association welcomed more suggestions.
He said so far the list included having buses and heavy loads moved out of the Airlie main street, more free parking in the CBD, use of local contractors to lower the cost of council services, and the upgrade of the Shute Harbour boat ramp.
“We want the big buses to go via Waterson Way and bypass the main street. We want to establish a pedestrian friendly zone on the Main Street and esplanade,” Mr Moscato said.
Also on the list is ban- ning the postal vote only, which Mr Moscato said led to corruptive procedures.
Another item is a proposed heritage theme for Proserpine, which would have buildings on the main street restored to their original designs and the old steam train potentially restored.
Waterson Way has made it to the wish list, with its poor lighting and road surface conditions a cause for concern.
“At night you can’t see anything, and with the road surface being so poor, it’s a safety issue. We need to put the onus back on Main Roads,” Mr Moscato said.
Mr Moscato urged all voters and ratepayers to send in their issues.
“It assists council candidates to appreciate and address shire priorities and ratepayers are the ones paying the councillors wages,” he said.
It assists council candidates to appreciate and address shire priorities
WISH LIST: Tony Moscato checks the list of shire priorities and ratepayer wishes.