Push to complete missing link of mobility corridor to pier
CHARLES Campbell is one of many people set to benefit if a renewed push to complete the 6.2km mobility corridor link succeeds.
Mr Campbell's mobility scooter has "got everything" - a horn, blinkers, reverse beeper, lights and a comfortable seat - and it takes him just about everywhere he wants to go.
But since construction of the corridor, from Pialba to Elizabeth St in Urangan, the one location the 62-year-old has been unable to go safely is to the Urangan Pier.
Fraser Coast Deputy Mayor and Division 10 councillor George Seymour said the corridor, built in stages during the early 2000s, was always supposed to finish at the pier.
He said now was the time to complete the work.
"It would take a lot of the schoolchildren off the main street which would improve safety, while another benefit is that it would create better access to shops in the area," Cr Seymour said.
"People would be able to follow the mobility corridor from Pialba all the way to the pier.
At the moment you get almost there and then have to get off and go up Elizabeth St."
Before he was elected, Cr Seymour was behind a push to have the missing link completed in 2011.