WORKING: South Burnett Regional Councillor Gavin Jones said the council was well on the way to delivering on roads promises.
WORKING: South Burnett Regional Councillor Gavin Jones said the council was well on the way to delivering on roads promises. Christian Berechree

Council on way to deliver roads promise

SOUTH Burnett Regional Council is taking huge strides to deliver on roads promises.

Councillor Gavin Jones, the roads and drainage portfolio holder, said he was very happy and comfortable with the progress to upgrade South Burnett roads, during the council's general meeting on Wednesday, February 20.

"We are taking giant strides in the way our roads are going to go,” he said.

Cr Jones said 40 roads across the South Burnett had been completed with patrol grading during January.

A further 138 roads are scheduled to be patrol graded from February to March.

This includes 60 roads expected to be completed during February.

Mayor Keith Campbell said there had been a lot of work being done in regards to the roads.

"All roads won't get fixed over night, but this is a clear indication of what's been done,” he said.

The process, which started 2.5 years ago, had a clear vision and is now delivering positive results.

"This council has a clear vision about what we want to do with roads,” Cr Campbell said.

Councillor Kathy Duff said she had received feedback from attendees of the recent fishing competition who told her the roads were in the best condition since the Wondai Shire days.

Councillor Terry Fleischfresser said this progress puts the council in a really good position.

"The things this council are putting in place in this term will hold future councils in their place,” he said.

"We know better about our assets than council has in the past 10 years.”

Slashing was completed along 51 roads during January and February.

The council plans to do slashing along a further 125 roads during February and March.

Gravel resheeting and heavy formation grading was completed on Kawl Kawl Rd and Weiers Rd during January and February.

The council has planned to do gravel resheeting and heavy formation grading during February and March on Shellytop Rd, Booie Rd, Weens Rd, Dangore Mountain Rd, McLeans Rd, Jacksons Rd, Haly Creek Rd and Royles Rd.

Main Roads works completed during January and February include pavement repairs to various roads in preparation for the annual bitumen reseal program.

Slashing was also done along the Bunya Highway at Memerambi and Kumbia, Murgon Barambah Rd, Bunya Highway at Murgon, Nanango Tarong Rd, Murgon Kilcoy Rd and the D'Aguilar Highway.

Surface correction is planned for Kingaroy Cooyar Rd over the next month.

Over the next month, the council has planned the reconstruction of the sealed and unsealed road along Niagara Rd.

This project is continuing west of Bilboa Rd with the road formation and drainage pipe extensions currently under way.

Work has commenced on the excavation for drainage under way across Hart St in Blackbutt over the next month.

Quotes have been received for a concrete floodway reconstruction at the Broad Creek floodway to commence this month.

For a full list of the roads allocated for upgrades over the next two months see the council meeting minutes on the South Burnett Regional Council website.

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