- Wednesday 08 November 2017
It was only around a month ago that water supplies for residents not on town water were so dire that council provided extra access to public taps for domestic re-filling. As is so often the case in our region, weather conditions can change very quickly!
Despite the October downpours I am currently examining some better systems we can put in place to make things easier for Hinterland residents and Water Carriers to access reticulated water during the next dry spell.
I have asked for consideration in the implementation of additional stand pipes in Bli Bli, Eumundi and in particular on the range above the Landers Shute Treatment Station to eliminate the need for water trucks to have to travel all the way down the range to fill up their tanks.
On the Lookout for safety concerns
It’s been brought to my attention that the new Carpark at Dulong Lookout has created the perception of being less safe than before, where my concern was for the safety of tourists having to cross the busy Dulong road to gain entry to the lookout. This prior safety concern is now eliminated however it has been reported that residents and other motorists are now using the carpark section as a ‘drive thru’. Coupled with this concern, it has also been highlighted that signage is inadequate in making drivers aware of the change in conditions, especially at night. I have requested the ‘as constructed’ design and implementation, together with traffic management signage to undergo a complete safety audit review.
A Dam sight better
As part of this month’s SEQ Water upgrades at Cooloolabin Dam I have instigated discussions with that organisation for a permanent take-off point for the Cooloolabin Rural Fire Brigade to provide them with quick access for their firefighting units.