12 years in the waiting, Anenome St in Killarney will get road work attention soon.
12 years in the waiting, Anenome St in Killarney will get road work attention soon. Emma Channon

Region's worst street to get fixed

ANENOME St residents are pleased to hear work will soon begin on their crippled street and though as it will be 12 years in the making, they say they'll believe it when they see it.

The Killarney street has been dubbed "one of the worst in the region", is in poor condition and has little by way of drainage.

A spokeswoman for Southern Downs Regional Council said that will all change when road works begin in June-July.

"It is in very poor condition with sub-standard pavement and no kerb and channel," she said.

"It has very significant drainage issues as the southern-most adjoining properties are lower than the road."

The council will replace and upgrade the section, a project which is expected to take up to four months.

The spokeswoman said $250,000 had been allocated from the Australian Government's Roads to Recovery program.

"The work is 100% funded by the Federal Government using this funding," she said.

For June Dunne, who has lived on the street for about five years, the road works couldn't come soon enough. The Killarney resident said she wouldn't recognise Anenome St if it was brought up to scratch.

"There's not enough drainage and it gets flooded on the side," she said.

"The road becomes slippery when it's wet and people have to be careful."

Her neighbour, Jenny Greenslade, said the road had deteriorated quickly since last summer's rain event and added the council's fixes were only temporary.

"I'd also like to see it wider - at the moment you can't pass a car on the bitumen," she said.

Killarney-based Councillor Ross Bartley said he was pleased the roadworks were locked in.

"Anenome St is really something that's been a problem," he said.


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