Falls prompt council to fix path
SENDING a letter in Killarney will soon be less daunting for residents, with work lined up to smooth out the jagged footpath outside the post office.
The footpath has been a bone of contention for many residents as well as a black spot, with the Daily News aware of at least two people who have had nasty falls outside the building.
This was good news for local resident June Dunn, who took a tumble about six weeks ago.
"My foot got caught in the jagged edge of the pavement and I went down," she said.
"I scraped all my knee and elbow and hand. A kind gentleman from across the road had to come and help me.
"My elbow's still sore and so is my knee. I was watching where I was going too - if you weren't watching it'd be even more dangerous."
Mrs Dunn said she was relieved to hear the pavement would soon be fixed.
Southern Downs Regional Council engineering services director Peter See said planning had been completed over the past few months to replace the footpath.
"Council is aware of the poor condition of this footpath," he said.
"Following discussions with the Killarney postmaster about the footpath, (we) have scheduled its replacement for early February."
Mr See said that would involve the removal of 23m of concrete pavers that were causing the problem.
"They will be replaced with smooth exposed aggravate to match other parts of the Killarney streetscape, using $18,000 from council's footpath replacement budget," he said.
"This should result in a more even and safe approach to Killarney's post office."
Completed: The council last year finished footpath in High St, Stanthorpe, costing $22,000.
Scheduled: Yangan Rd footpath near Warwick due to be finished later this year.
Know a deteriorated footpath? Call the council to add it for consideration in 2013 budget.