Roads petition launched

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Roads petition launched

Please sign: Margaret Denbrok is coordinating a petition to the State Government to try to get something done about the poor condition of the area’s roads.

MARGARET Denbrok is coordinating a petition to State Parliament to try to get something done about the area’s poorly maintained roads.

She’s sick of the danger they present to the community and decided somebody had to do something.

Ms Denbrok doesn’t know if the petition will make any difference, but, she said, at least she’s having a go.

Its aim is to prompt an action plan from the State Government, backed by sufficient funding to get the work done – properly.

“They’re wasting money the way they’re fixing them at the moment,” she declared, because no sooner is the road work done than it often breaks up again, creating havoc for motorists.

The Leongatha woman said people have ruined their tyres and damaged their cars driving through the potholes.

“I hate to think what might happen if you’re towing a caravan and you go through a big pot hole,” Ms Denbrok said.

“Motorbikes are a big risk too.”

She is well known in the Leongatha and wider community and she plans to raise the issue of roads – and her petition with everyone she meets.

“I’m on a mission,” Ms Denbrok warned.

Marcel Widmer is backing the move.

He hears people talking about the roads when they come into his McCartin Street shop, Lulu’s.

He took a road trip recently through Leongatha, Mirboo North, Dumbalk, Meeniyan and Fish Creek and thinks the roads are embarrassing for tourists to travel on. Above all, he’s worried the big potholes everywhere will cause a fatal accident.

You can sign the petition at the following places: Lulu’s, Edney’s Leongatha, Catherine’s Hair Techniques in Meeniyan and The Star office. Petitions will be available in other towns soon – keep an eye out for any updates on The Star’s Facebook page.

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