Terry Love (left) and Shane Harrington are amused at the power pole in the middle of a new street in Billabong Estate.
Terry Love (left) and Shane Harrington are amused at the power pole in the middle of a new street in Billabong Estate.

Power pole positioned in middle of street



FORGET the chicken and the egg, the big question is: did the power pole or the road come first?

In this case it was the pole, according to Alan Gibson of Mick Blomfield Excavations.

Mr Gibson said the polarising landmark, situated in the new Billabong Estate, was the result of work deadlines.

The story was brought to the attention of The Observer yesterday when a photograph was sent in via email.

"The pole was there first and we laid the road. It won't be moved until the power goes underground. I think the last estimate was six weeks,' Mr Gibson said.

Signs and barriers have been erected to minimise the chance of accidents.

Mr Gibson said the grand opening for the estate would be this Saturday.

'They'll turn into the street and see it and think 'what's going on',' he laughed.

'It won't be a problem though, Ergon will pull it out and we'll patch it up and you won't even be able to tell.''

'We just thought it was a funny photo so we decided to send it in.'

If you've taken a quirky photo drop it into The Observer or email it to newsroom@gladstoneobserver.com.au, in .jpg format.



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