LOCKYER Valley Regional Council Mayor grandstanding and acting the social guru with a depiction of a monumental broccoli placed in our main street of Gatton. This as a suggestion toward encouraging tourists to our region. My advice to our mayor is to “get real.” This suggestion is juvenile. May I suggest, council stop trying to grand stand and concentrate on real problems entrenched within our valley region.
My observations highlight a very serious problem surrounding our urban and country regions, and this is drainage. Yes, it will rain again! The lack of surveyed drainage fall around Gatton town, as an instance, is very obvious. Gutters with ponded stationary non-drainage water in gutters and side drains is an illustration of a lack of understanding drainage.
An area of concern with drainage, is when one observes the obvious dish gully at rear of homes on south/west side of William St, which collects quite a run-off of stormwater from up-hill toward hospital. This run-off flow is around 600mm deep and fast flowing at times. This creates a dangerous situation for families with young children. This torrent could potentially drown a child.
For the town of the age of Gatton, why has situations such as this, not been addressed years back. Please direct funding toward correcting these problem areas as opposed to squandering our rate moneys on promotional expenditure. This Council must place grandiose schemes on the back-burner, and direct efforts and funding toward correcting more desirable, practical concerns.
— B Fowke, Regency