Cattle complaints action

TWO letters to council regarding cattle on Kinbombi Road, Goomeri, has resulted in the mayor and his deputy planning to visit the owner of the animals.

In a report to Gympie Regional Council, general manager works western division Grayden Curry, wrote that Kinbombi Road is listed as a “sub arterial road” and council’s policy was that stock movement is not permitted.

Mr Curry went on to write that the “alleged instances of stock on roads are sporadic” and Mayor Ron Dyne said that his deputy Cr Tony Perrett had been to the area “the other day” and that there were no cattle on the road.

“It is not an every day event but we are going to ask him to desist,” Cr Dyne said.

“The owner is entitled to move the cattle from one side of the road to the other. They can do that by leading the cattle or putting up a cattle on road sign that they can get from council or there other sources to acquire the signs.”

The two letters to council listed exposure to an accident for the travelling public and school children as the main concerns and the degradation of the tourist attraction area. The latter was because of the “mud coming from a crossover leading to a set of cattle yards directly opposite the entry to Kinbombi Falls”.

Gympie Times


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