Debate puts park entrance on hold

PIALBA Caravan Park's new $80,000 entrance is on hold after a robust debate among councillors in Hervey Bay yesterday.

WetSide traffic has been creating a few problems for the council, for residents and for people in the caravan park.

Council officers want to do minor pavement widening, relocate two light poles and put up a raised barrier island on the Esplanade – along with that new entrance to the caravan park.

The proposed new manager's residence would be erected at this entrance.

But councillors Brooks and McNeven want more information, including a traffic count, and have concerns the new entrance could create more traffic problems rather than alleviating them.

Mayor Kruger said he believed a design was being created by council staff for a pedestrian crossing – and he was told that was true. In fact the report could be ready for the next Infrastructure and Environment committee meeting.

Ms McNeven suggested more discussion with the author of the report, saying this was “definitely a cart and I'd like to see the horse”.

Ms Brooks asked for the matter to be deferred until the Pialba Caravan Park management plan is reviewed prior to the 2011/2012 budget deliberation.



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