Council set to build shelter for South End residents
A SHELTER will be erected at the South End Wharf in the next financial year.
South End residents and visitors are set to benefit after Gladstone Regional Council decided to include the installation of a shelter on the South End Caisson in its 2015/16 budget.
Council has approved the purchase and construction of a 4m2 timber shelter at a cost of $10,000, to meet the needs of South End residents.
Gladstone Mayor Gail Sellers said the Council had been in discussions with representatives of the South End Progress Association about a preferred shelter for some time.
"Although council is not responsible for providing public transport shelters, residents utilising the barge to South End are elderly and require some form of shelter and seating," Cr Sellers said.
"The project has received a lot of community support with the local barge company, Curtis Ferry Services, offering to transport equipment free of charge."
The shelter will be built to withstand gale force winds, and will comply with the Commonwealth Disability Standard for Accessible Public Transport.