IN SHOCK: Babette Carlin calls for repairs after a nasty fall on a cracked footpath in Nanango outside The Palace Hotel on Drayton St.
IN SHOCK: Babette Carlin calls for repairs after a nasty fall on a cracked footpath in Nanango outside The Palace Hotel on Drayton St. Jessica McGrath

Woman calls for repairs after falling in front of pub

A WOMAN has called for action after she fell over in front of the pub on her way to a doctor's appointment.

Babette Carlin was walking along the footpath on Drayton St in Nanango when she tripped over the footpath at around 2pm on Friday, December 14.

"It gave me an awful fright," she said.

"If this isn't straightened up and somebody older fell, they'd be in quite a lot of trouble."

The 74-year-old woman said she did not see how uneven the path was due to the angle of the sun and the shadows from the phone box outside The Palace Hotel and the Nanango Food Junction.

"The sun was shining and you're getting reflections off the phone box," Mrs Carlin said.

The Yarraman woman had to call for her husband who was waiting in a nearby car to help her get up, as she had landed on the knee she had previously had a replacement done.

"The path is all broken up, with high bits and low bits, it's just around the phone box," she said.

"It looks like it's been patched up and nobody would give a damn about levelling it."

She said her doctor told her she was lucky to walk away with no injuries from the fall.

Mrs Carlin has called for the South Burnett Regional Council to repair the footpath properly.

"I really believe council should do something about it," she said.

"It's a real band aid job at the moment."

South Burnett Regional Council CEO Mark Pitt said council were aware of the incident.

"The footpath was inspected the same day as it was reported, there are multiple sections of the footpath that are being considered for future works," he said.

Mr Pitt said various sections of the footpaths in Nanango were in good condition.

"Areas where there may be issues are reviewed and works are conducted within available budgets," he said.

"Council has an infrastructure backlog and has prioritised works in accordance with adopted budget and financial constraints."

The council said it would continue to build future footpath works as demonstrated by the current Murgon CBD footpath upgrade project.

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