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Community & Business

1 October, 2021

Local resident requests improvements

A VISUALLY impaired resident has written to Mareeba mayor Angela Toppin to request improvements be made to parts of Byrnes Street and other areas of the central business district to ensure the safety of those who live with a disability.

By Michael Warren

Alison Hardwick wants improvements made along Byrnes St to improve safety for those with a disability

A VISUALLY impaired resident has written to Mareeba mayor Angela Toppin to request improvements be made to parts of Byrnes Street and other areas of the central business district to ensure the safety of those who live with a disability.

Increased ‘watch your step’ warnings near gutters around Byrnes Street, more yellow hazard markings, more guide rails and increased disability parking near shops are all troublesome issues Ms Hardwick has requested to be improved.

“Some of the aspects you indicate are issues to be addressed by Main Roads Department,” Mayor Toppin explained to Ms Hardwick in recent written correspondence.

“I will pursue and get back to you.”

In further correspondence Ms Toppin explained that Byrnes Street is not a Council road, but confirmed again that she would follow up the matter on behalf Ms Hardwick.

Ms Hardwick, in separate written contact to The Express also mentioned that access “to the Centenary Park in Mareeba is very poor for people in wheelchairs”.

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