REPORT TO ADDRESS CONCERNS OVER CAUSEWAY PEDESTRIAN CROSSING

At today’s meeting of Council (27th June) I put forward a motion regarding the pedestrian crossing across The Causeway at Money’s Creek. The motion read:

‘That a report be provided to Council regarding the appropriateness of the current location of the marked pedestrian crossing point across the southern end of The Causeway at Money’s Creek, Bargara having regard to the limited line of sight for traffic on the northbound approach, and include possible alternative locations for pedestrians.’

The background presented was:

Several years ago the former Burnett Shire Council installed a marked crossing point across the southern end of Money’s Creek Causeway about 50 metres north of the intersection with Causeway Drive to cater for the significant number of pedestrians who use this section of roadway for commuter use as well as part of their exercise regime. The crossing is located on the exit from a tight downwards right hand bend in the roadway providing limited vision for motorists travelling in a northerly direction.

Over the years I have made a number of inquiries with Council staff regarding the safety aspects associated with this location and have been advised that it is considered to be appropriate and in compliance with engineering standards. Notwithstanding this advice, I remain concerned that the crossing’s location continues to provide potential hazards for pedestrians ranging from young children to those who are elderly or infirm. These concerns have been echoed by members of the community and more recently by way of comment through social media forums.

A report is therefore sought to address these concerns and provide advice on possible alternative solutions for pedestrian movements across Money’s Creek.

The motion was passed unanimously.

 

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