Cr Hungerford - Missing link filled
  • Thursday 11 September 2014

Locals, visitors and students of nearby Immanuel Lutheran College will be pleased to hear a missing pathway link has recently been completed from 50-52 Wises Road, Buderim. I had received a number of complaints from residents about this missing link alongside a busy road next to the shopping strip and nearby the school. The 40m long, 2m wide concrete pathway will help increase connectivity and safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

Enough is enough
That’s the message from council when it comes to irresponsible dog owners. Recently there has been an increase in the number of dog attacks across the region, including a serious one here in Buderim in August involving three dogs killing another dog and a cat.

Council does not blame the dogs for these incidents, the responsibility rests with the owner. People deserve to feel safe in their community. We have zero tolerance if owners don’t have their dogs under effective control and we will enforce to the full extent of the law.

In the case of the Buderim attack, the dog surrendered to council has since been euthanised and we are working to have the two other dogs declared dangerous and euthanised.

Anyone experiencing or witnessing dogs acting aggressively towards people or animals please contact council on 5475 7272, so we can investigate as soon as possible and take relevant action.

Councillor catch up
Interested in hearing further information about local projects and developments or have some views to share? Maybe just want an opportunity to come and meet the local person who represents your Division 7?

Then please head to the Old Buderim Post Office, Burnett Street on Friday September 26. I’m there on the fourth Friday of every month from 10am – midday to catch up with locals.

This column first appeared in the Buderim Chronicle on September 11, 2014.