The maintenance of the Leyburn Sprints barriers is among the complaints from some of the town’s residents.
The maintenance of the Leyburn Sprints barriers is among the complaints from some of the town’s residents. Contributed

Township residents have their say

THE community of Leyburn could find out whether or not the controversial barriers are there to stay after this week's engineering services meeting.

A report will be tabled tomorrow by engineering services director Peter See with the results of the recent survey.

In his report, Mr See has concluded one third of the respondents were opposed to the barriers and two thirds were in favour of them staying.

"A total of 278 surveys were sent out. Of this number, 141 replies were received by council," the report said.

"This is a response of 50.7% which by normal standards is very good."

Ninety-seven respondents said they would be willing to let the barriers remain in place all year, while 42 said they would not.

Only 25 people said they wanted them removed permanently while 127 people (more than 90%) said they supported the continuation of the Leyburn Sprints.

But there was some discussion at last months' round of meetings after it was revealed not everyone received surveys, some households received more than one and some surveys were sent to households in the Toowoomba region.

Mr See recommended the councillors provide direction on the fate of the barriers.

The outcome of the meeting will still need to be ratified at next week's general council meeting.

Leyburn Sprints president Ann Collins has previously told the Daily News it would be financially prohibitive to remove the barriers after each sprints.


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