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We agree, the guard rails are excessive, and they present
greater danger to the actual road side hazards they are meant
to protect from. Clearly, there is no effort to eliminate or
move the road side hazards first, instead an unfavourable
solution which heavily rely on guard rails is implemented. The
unnecessary guard rails should be removed! Where is the risk
assessment and what are the justifications for so many guard
rails? Council is responsible and accountable if someone is
injured or killed by the guard rails. Verrierdale
• 9.30am, 12 Jun 2018
just to register our support for your efforts to protect our
area, we are Pryor Road residents, been here for six years. We
are always keen on the rule of "common sense", but see the
danger of rushing headlong to change such as road changes and
NBN - assess the benefit and the risk. Chris.
• 12.07pm, 7 Mar 2018
rails and poles are murderous! If safety is a priority, then
power poles would be placed where they are safest, instead
quite often they are placed where it is cheapest and most
convenient for installers. It seems profit is more important
than safety, a typical commercial idiocy.
resident. • 6.27pm, 5 Mar 2018
have spent millions of dollars on Doonan Creek Environmental
Reserve and the road upgrade but our local wildlife are
suffering (and are being killed) because of ill-conceived road
design and excessive use of guard rails. What are the
justifications for heavy reliance on guard rails along the
northern end of Doonan Bridge Rd? What are the roadside
hazards that warrant so many guard rails on this section of
the road with no history of accident or incident? Has a risk
assessment been carried out by a competent team of road
engineers? As a rule of thumb, a common sense approach is to
firstly embark on eliminating or relocating a roadside hazard
(eg. utility poles), secondly if an engineering solution is
not feasible, then and only then should guard rails be used as
a last line of defense. It is absolutely absurd for guard
rails to cause a greater hazard than the hazard it is meant to
be protecting. Totally ludicrous and unacceptable!
• 4.30pm, 4 Mar 2018
Well done - the website looks great! It makes me sad to see
the 'before and after' images. Thanks again for all your hard
Emma. • 5.23pm, 22 Feb 2018
informative, thanks for the info. Keep up the fight.
B. • 8.35pm, 21 Feb 2018
a pity council is ignoring residents' concerns, and worse
still they are dismissing qualified assessments by two
independent road engineers engaged by the residents. Are they
waiting for an accident to happen before taking any corrective
action? My prediction is a class action lawsuit against the
council will occur when someone gets killed on that road,
which will be an unnecessary tragic loss of life! This council
is out of touch with reality and has no common sense. The
council claims to have consulted with residents but obviously
the truth is contrary to that as demonstrated by the protest.
Looking at the drainage photo, it is definitely an overkill
and dangerous. Council could have better spent ratepayers'
money on fixing the dangerous corner to the alternative safer
route as shown in the drawing published in the Advertiser
Jess M. • 4.20pm, 21
Great website! Well done in bringing the road issue to
• 12.50pm, 21 Feb 2018
notifying us of the website.
resident. • 10.15am,
21 Feb 2018