Council CEO to look into crossing
TEDDINGTON Road residents say they will be organising a meeting with Fraser Coast Regional Council CEO Andrew Brien as soon as they can to air their concerns about an intersection in Tinana.
Denis Kettle, Glen Nunan and Graeme Clark challenged Mr Brien last Friday to “see for himself” why a Stop sign, new line markings and street lights were needed at the intersection of Teddington and Iindah roads – the scene of a fatal car accident last month.
Mr Brien responded in the affirmative, asking residents to contact his office in writing when and why they would like to meet.
“We thought it was interesting he asked us to contact him in writing – our concerns have been fairly well documented,” Mr Kettle told the Chronicle yesterday.
“But we’ll play his games and jump though the hoops.”
The residents’ challenge came after Mr Brien “went by the book” and announced earlier last week that a Stop sign would not replace a Give Way sign because it did not meet criteria under the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
Mr Kettle said residents believed the tragic accident which claimed the life of Maryborough State High School graduate Adrian Hope on December 28 could have been prevented if there were Stop signs, better line markings and extra lighting at the intersection.
“I’ve lived here 17 years and there have been more accidents then I’d like to count,” he said.