Great view not offered at Yeppoon beachside caravan park
THE untidy appearance of Yeppoon's Beachside Caravan Park has been ticking off Livingstone Shire councillor Glenda Mather for months.
And now she wants something done about it.
In the Livingstone Shire Council meeting yesterday Cr Mather, chair of council's civil operations and roads committee, raised her concerns about the appearance of the council-owned facility on Farnborough Rd.
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"We need something to be done about the front image of the park; it's in a terrible state because there's a lot of dead material there and vegetation is dying off," Cr Mather said.
"The trees have been disappearing, the shrubs have been disappearing and the people are also saying noise from the road is now coming in when it didn't before.
"I physically took one of the managers, who is no longer in that position, down to the front of the park to show him how disgusted I was a few months ago and nothing was done about it so it's been deteriorating ever since.
"We really need to put some emphasis on this issue."
A number of councillors agreed the majority of the damage was due to Cyclone Marcia and that any maintenance would be funded out of council resources as it was a council-owned park.
Recreation and parks councillor Tom Wyatt said the image of the caravan park "doesn't entice you as a family to stay there".
He said that it would be a simple thing to clean up with installation of an irrigation system around the boundary of the park and some re-planting.
The current managers of the park were contacted but declined to comment.