Cen­tre quick to re­pair pot­holes

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

POT­HOLES are a part of life in trop­i­cal North Queens­land and of­ten linger longer than they should.

Fear not if you shop or work at Whit­sun­day Shop­ping Cen­tre be­cause staff are on con­stantly on pot­hole pa­trol.

Un­like the re­sponse to the al­most sink­holes that cre­ate the bumpy Bruce High­way, the cen­tre’s re­sponse to the im­per­fec­tions is al­most im­me­di­ate.

The Whit­sun­day Times took pho­to­graphs of the is­sue on Mon­day af­ter­noon and by Tues­day morn­ing the holes had been plugged.

Shop­ping cen­tre car parks are al­ready no­to­ri­ously nasty to nav­i­gate, but throw a pot­hole in the mix and you could be stuck chang­ing a tyre or buff­ing out a bumper.

The carpark is pri­vately owned and main­tained by cen­tre man­age­ment, who said it ac­tively en­sured the tar­mac was as smooth for your car.

“As soon as we are made aware of de­fects we ad­dress them,” a cen­tre spokesper­son said. “It’s what hap­pens when it rains and we have to wait for it to stop and then dry out, be­fore we can fix the prob­lem.”

The cen­tre spokesper­son said if pa­trons felt a pot­hole re­pair was tak­ing too long, they should call man­age­ment, but chances are staff would al­ready be ar­rang­ing the re­pair.

AF­TER: Tues­day morn­ing.

BE­FORE: Mon­day af­ter­noon.

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