Roundabout lights discussed
By REN LANZONnewsroom@gladstoneobserver.com.au
THE effectiveness of lights at roundabouts as traffic control measures will be one of the matters discussed at the conference for council managers in Boyne Island today.
Calliope Shire Council is hosting the two-day Central Queensland Local Government Managers Conference in the Boyne Tannum Conference Centre.
Chief executive officers and other council staff from local governments across Central Queensland are attending the conference which began yesterday.
Calliope shire chief executive officer Graeme Kanofski, who is attending the conference, said the conference allowed for 10 papers to be presented by people in management positions within councils on each of the two days.
The roundabout solution is to be presented today by Mr Kanofski who will be delivering a paper on his experience of local government during a recent trip to the United Kingdom.
"One thing I will be talking about in my paper is something I thought would never work,'' Mr Kanofski said.
"Over there they put lights at clogged roundabouts and they work very well in controlling the traffic.
"Until I saw it in operation, I would never have thought that would be possible.''
Both Calliope Shire and Gladstone City councils are represented at the conference.
The conference allows managers within councils to discuss matters of mutual interest and is an opportunity to network as a means of solving regional issues.