Marcia uprooted trees, exposed unearthed landfill rubbish
KERSHAW Gardens is closed following damage sustained during Cyclone Marcia with no current date of re-opening.
Rockhampton councillor Cherie Rutherford, Mayor Margaret Strelow and CEO Evan Pardon spoke to media today on the current status of the park.
Cr Rutherford said the trees uprooted by the cyclone had unearthed rubbish that belonged to the landfill the park was built over.
The council members wanted to remind the community to stay off the premises until the issues had been resolved and the park reopened.
"It caused much more damage than we anticipated…we need to get the message out to please stay out," Cr Rutherford said.
"There's a lot of broken glass. There's syringes popping up, it's just dangerous to be here at the point in time."