Fallen trees on the beach at Burrum Heads about 100m west of the Burrum Heads Lions Park.
Fallen trees on the beach at Burrum Heads about 100m west of the Burrum Heads Lions Park. Alistair Brightman

More than 12 fallen Burrum Heads trees a danger to children

BURRUM Heads residents fear children's lives could be in danger unless the council clears more than 12 trees that have fallen along the foreshore.

Craig Singleton lives not far from the debris and said the number of fallen trees had increased since the tornado in January.

He said he had approached the Fraser Coast Council but was told it did not have the budget to remove them.

"Safety is the biggest concern for us because there are many children who jump and play on them," he said.

"Kids climbing on them can fall into the river and, at high tide, they could easily get trapped."

Mr Singleton said he was told the council had applied for funding to clean up the tornado-damaged Lions Park but feared it would not cover the removal of the trees.

"They certainly won't clean up the trees - they are 100m away from Lions Park," he said.

"We are just dumbfounded at the attitude.

"Even if they allow us to do it ourselves, we don't mind at all."

The Chronicle contacted the council but did not get a response before going to print.



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