With the Christmas and New Year break now well and truly over for most of us, I can only hope the majority had a restful break, catching up with family and friends.
Some of our new facilities have literally been swamped with over 17,000 attendances at the Aquatic Centre in December and River to Rail trail along the Mary river having a full carpark on many occasions, and of course our coast has hosted great crowds with fantastic feedback from our tourism operators. These have been great projects for our region.
As we now look to the future, I am very excited about 2018, which will see the completion of the Rattler, a major tourism attraction for this region as well as the rolling out of many other projects aimed at improving the liveability of the region and supporting the economy.
Like every other council in Australia we cannot meet all the requests of the community and need to prioritise services and projects but I am excited about this region's future and I look forward to continuing to work with Council, our community groups and our residents who continue to positively promote our wonderful region and who actively contribute to making our community such a great place to live.
Upgrade to Langton and Hall Roads
Council has allocated funding in the 2016/17 financial year to upgrade Langton and Hall Roads to the standard of industrial roads.
The project will upgrade the full length of Langton Road and Hall Road between the highway and the north coast rail line.
The work will include:
- road pavement widening, areas of pavement reconstruction, new sections of kerb and channel and asphalt surfacing;
- improvements to the intersections of Eldorado Road/Hall Road and Langton Road/Hall Road;
- stormwater drainage upgrades; and
- improvements to property accesses.
During construction property accesses may be affected for short durations. The construction contractor will contact business operators to discuss timing for access or parking if work is likely to impact entrances.
Traffic management measures will be in place to ensure the safety of pedestrians and motorists. Council appreciates your patience during the works.
Works are expected to be completed by end of August, depending on weather and other factors.