Sixty Eight not so great for frustrated ratepayer
FRUSTRATED and concerned with the state of roads near his home, a Baldivis resident says it is time for the City of Rockingham to act.
Phillip Fletcher said SixtyEight Road was in a dangerous state due to neglect and construction at the new Baldivis high school.
“The only section that is OK is the part that was done by developers that borders their estate; the rest is full of pot holes, is crumbling and too narrow,” he said.
“Where they are building the school, construction vehicles park along the road and cars and trucks speed along the road, with lots of twists and bends. It’s a miracle noone has had a serious accident or been killed.”
He said he was sick of paying double rates.
“Where I live off SixtyEight Road we pay double the rates and don’t even have a street light,” he said.
“I see other roads in Rockingham resurfaced and yet there’s nothing wrong with them.
“The only thing that happens here is potholes patched Jon Hewson while entire sections of road crumbles around them.”
“The Shire continue to reseal roads in Rockingham that are in good condition but fail badly in my area.”
Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said only maintenance works would be done on the road.
“The condition of the road surface does not warrant resurfacing at this time,” he said.
“The surface condition has not reached the required intervention level to be addressed through resurfacing. However, it will be listed for future upgrade www.communitypix.com.au d480548 and assessed annually.”
“The City will continue to undertake regular general maintenance, including pothole repair, to address any defects or safety issues.”
He said recent road improvement had been done on Sixty-Eight Road between Wandoo Drive and Eighty Road.
“The City does not consider that the road surface poses any significant risk to road users, however the City will continue to monitor the road condition and undertake regular general maintenance as required to address any issues,” he said.
Phillip Fletcher wants the City of Rockingham to improve Baldivis roads.Picture: