How Nagoorin got its dusty road fixed

RESIDENTS along Milton St and Dawes St in Nagoorin got a face full of dust every time a car drove past them.

It wasn't until Kerry Maddin had to close part of his house off from the dust that he realised something needed to be done.

"We would sit there in the heat sweltering and thinking that we should be able to open our house up," he said.

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"We thought we should have the right to a good road and so we fought for it with council."

Mr Maddin said it wasn't until after a number of Council Connect meetings at Nagoorin and persistence that plans were set in stone.

"They started to realise we needed it and nine months ago Matt Burnett said it would happen," he said.

Mr Maddin said he took Cr Burnett's word and $180,000 later, the roads were resurfaced, turfed, watered with pipes and two drains installed.

"They listened to us locals and put dual drains in to reduce flooding," he said.

"When the floods were on, we got 48 inches (122cm) of rain in four days but it won't be as bad now."

Mr Maddin said works on the roads took just over a month to complete.



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