Residents saved from paying to seal their own road

UPDATE:

THE "low cost" plan to relieve dust issues on Koowin Dr has been approved by the council at today's meeting.

The initial proposal was on the condition residents provide $20,100, but the councillors went against the officer's recommendation and opted to pay the full $29,300.

It's considered a pilot project and if successful could lead to similar works on other roads, although the council says it won't be expecting other residents to pay.   

Should residents have to contribute to maintenance of their road?

This poll ended on 16 March 2016.

Current Results

Yes.

12%

No. That's why we pay rates.

75%

Sometimes. If we want it done quickly.

12%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

But if the six households on Koowin Dr hadn't offered to pay, they would likely be waiting another 10 to 15 years for the road to be sealed, council officers said.   

The cheap option for sealing the road is expected to save the council $60,000 during the next decade.   

Koowin Dr residents will fork out to have their road re-sealed.
Koowin Dr residents will fork out to have their road re-sealed.

EARLIER: 

RESIDENTS on Koowin Dr at Kirkwood will be happy to hear the council plans to seal their road.

But then the people living on Koowin Dr probably already know that given they are stumping up $20,100 to get the job done.

It will only cost the council $9,200 to seal the 700m stretch of road where six homes have been built, although those living in 246 homes frequently use the route.

That's just one of the items on the council's agenda for the last meeting before Saturday's election.

Find out in real time, follow the meeting live here.



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