Bill Abbott is not happy with the state of Diplock St and wants to know where his rates money goes. Rockhampton Regional Council said complaints about potholes were frequently received, particularly after wet weather.
Bill Abbott is not happy with the state of Diplock St and wants to know where his rates money goes. Rockhampton Regional Council said complaints about potholes were frequently received, particularly after wet weather. Allan Reinikka

Pothole filling is 'rubbish'

AFTER paying rates for 42 years, Diplock St home-owner Bill Abbott wants to know where that money goes.

The 62-year-old North Rockhampton man said he'd counted more than 50 potholes in his street, claiming that Rockhampton Regional Council had not done enough to warrant him paying high rates.

"I've seen them come around and fill them (potholes) with a spoonful of rubbish and as soon as it rains, they're back again," Bill said. "You can hear people driving over them at night, they're so bad."

Bill said he complained to the council last week and the council said they often received pothole complaints.

"Council received a complaint from a member of the public about potholes in Diplock St last week," a council official said yesterday. "Crews visited the street on Wednesday and made repairs to eight potholes.

"Complaints on potholes are frequently received by council, particularly following periods of wet weather.

"The frequency of potholes occurring is one indicator utilised when prioritising roads for full reconstruction."



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