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24 September, 2021

Drain guard rail installed

A POTENTIALLY dangerous situation in which a hazard could have caused serious injury is now resolved with Tablelands Regional Council (TRC) swiftly moving to address the matter.

By Michael Warren

A POTENTIALLY dangerous situation in which a hazard could have caused serious injury is now resolved with Tablelands Regional Council (TRC) swiftly moving to address the matter. 

A steel prong inside a drain, next to the road along Atherton’s McConaghie St had initially prompted a local father and later his daughter, Kathy Kilpatrick, to express her concerns. 

In the ensuing days TRC quickly erected a new guard rail directly alongside the road to prevent passers-by whether on foot or in motorized buggies from accidentally falling into the drain. 

The development was well received by Tablelands United page Facebook members, a group which has more than 7000 members. 

“Well done Kathy Kilpatrick and Bree Hargreaves,” a member posted on the site soon after the new rail's construction. 

“What would we do without vigilant locals and people who care.” Meantime TRC continues to move forward with a range of parks and sporting facilities projects. 

A new park in Tolga that’s being funded by the Australian Government Local Roads and Community Infrastructure program will have playground, picnic shelters, barbeque, shelters, paths and gardens. Construction for the project starts next month. 

A $564,500 capital works project will see a new play area implemented at Malanda’s Jack May Park. The new park will include a BBQ, playground and landscaping. 

Works are due to start in October. Lastly, the playing surface will be resurfaced and bollards and landscaping installed in a $60,000 capital works project at Yungaburra memorial reserve. 

The project will get underway later this year.

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