Council surveys road concerns

Councilors Glenda Mather and Neil Fisher at the start of Pilbeam Drive which has been at the centre of a dispute. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
Councilors Glenda Mather and Neil Fisher at the start of Pilbeam Drive which has been at the centre of a dispute. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

IT'S been a controversial topic for months, but Rockhampton Regional councillors Glenda Mather and Neil Fisher are working to resolve issues over parking, noise and road safety in the area of Frenchville Rd and Pilbeam Dr.

Chair of Council's Infrastructure Committee Cr Mather said the Rockhampton Regional Council had undertaken extensive community consultation to establish what the problems were and was now working to resolve them.

Noise problems associated with people parking vehicles along the road, particularly early morning, have caused problems for nearby residents.

Cr Mather said: "During our community consultation process we had face to face meetings with local residents as well as walking groups and sent a survey to 82 households..

"One of the early suggestions we received was the implementation of restricted parking for residents only in the area, however 56% were not supportive of the concept."

Cr Fisher said the consultations brought up a number of good suggestions.

"Some suggestions made by the residents include investigating localised off-street parking that is screened by appropriate vegetation, investigating more off-road parking facilities along Pilbeam Drive and implementing better signage," Cr Fisher said.


Completed works and works in progress

Pavement and line marking treatments at the intersection of Frenchville Rd and Pilbeam Dr to clearly define Frenchville Rd (east) as the minor leg

The extension of the 40km/h zone in Pilbeam Dr to the intersection of Whitely St

Provision of boulders/bollards in front of re-vegetation works being completed after the intersection of Frenchville Rd and Pilbeam Dr

Up-coming works

Council to investigate options for further off-street parking at the base of Mount Archer for recreational users, at the start of Vince Lester walkway and along designated sections of Pilbeam Dr

Council to investigate further options to increase road safety at the intersection of Frenchville Rd and Pilbeam Dr.

Provision of improved directional signage options along Frenchville Road and at the intersection of Frenchville Rd and Pilbeam Dr

"Rules of the Mountain" signage to advise walkers of guidelines that they need to adhere to

Planned communication campaign

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