A light pole and power box in the road on Links Court, Kin Kora.
A light pole and power box in the road on Links Court, Kin Kora. Jen Tybell

Developer can't escape issue

THE ducks in Kin Kora probably don’t even know what to make of a street light and power box sitting in the middle of a road.

The situation struck many Gladstone residents as amusing, with an email circulating around the region.

The street light, which was on at 2.10pm yesterday, and the pillar box have been barricaded until relocated.

A Gladstone Regional Council spokesman said the situation involved a private contractor constructing the new road on behalf of a developer undertaking a sub-division development off Links Court.

“Council will not be accepting the works as completed until all necessary works have been completed including shifting of the pole,” the spokesman said.

QPD Group director Mark Middleton said the company was currently negotiating with Ergon Energy to have the street light and pillar box relocated.

He said the company had undertaken $150m worth of work and never had this problem before.

“We envisage that it will be done by mid August,” Mr Middleton said.

Callide Curtis Area Operations Manager Geoff Hall said Ergon Energy had acted correctly in the matter, providing every assistance to the developers, and will continue to try to work with them to resolve the issue.

“Prior to the widening of the road, Ergon Energy provided a quote to the developer regarding the relocation of the street light and pillar box,” he said.

“The developer then proceeded to widen the road, with the assets in their original position.

“We have met with the developer on site, but no resolution has yet been reached.”



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