CQ BRAG members Clive King, John Reed and Smith at the site of a proposed new all tide boat ramp at Fisherman’s Beach, Emu Park. Photo Christine McKee / Morning Bulletin
CQ BRAG members Clive King, John Reed and Smith at the site of a proposed new all tide boat ramp at Fisherman’s Beach, Emu Park. Photo Christine McKee / Morning Bulletin Christine Mckee

King’s concern over road condition out to Coorooman Creek

CLIVE King isn't happy with the road that leads out to Coorooman Creek.

And the Livingstone candidate is looking to get it fixed.

Mr King, who is also president of CQ Boat Ramp Action Group hopes to get Svendsen Rd, leading to Coorooman Creek, bituminised to prevent dust entering local houses and damaging boats.

He has been doorknocking the surrounding area as part of his election campaign and said the main concern of residents was the dust which filled homes which backed onto that road.

"I've been lobbying for a while to have it bituminised," he said. "It's something the old council should have looked at years ago.

"It borders on a health concern.

"We can't have dust going through the public's houses … unfortunately these people have to deal with that."

John Reed, president of the Treehouse Tavern Fishing Club and CQ BRAG member, hopes to have more car parks added around Coorooman Creek in addition to bituminising the road.

"The Rockhampton Regional Council started roadworks on Svendsen Rd and I'm pushing for the new council to keep up the fight," he said.

Mr King is also lobbying for a new boat ramp in the area. He said CQ had the highest boat ownership in the state.

"We're focusing attention on Fisherman's Beach, which is economically viable to council and ratepayers," he said.

"Being a state government issue, there's not a great deal of money that the new council will have to spend."

Fisherman's Beach was chosen as the preferred site by the public in a survey earlier this year.



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