Amamoor residents, including Will Kingham (left), Anita Femiano and Colin Robinson, want Amamoor Creek Road upgraded before a tragedy occurs.
Amamoor residents, including Will Kingham (left), Anita Femiano and Colin Robinson, want Amamoor Creek Road upgraded before a tragedy occurs. Renee Pilcher

Musta to improve road

IT started with a few locals wanting to improve the safety of children travelling on school buses at Amamoor Creek Road.

Now with nearly 2000 signatures on a petition, those residents have organised a “Musta” at the Amamoor Country Music Muster main stage.

At the “Musta” meeting Member for Gympie David Gibson, Gympie Region Mayor Ron Dyne and councillors will all have the chance to hear safety concerns about the rural arterial road which services residents, tourists and Muster patrons.

Council has started grading work along Amamoor Creek Road, but residents say simply grading it once a year before the Muster is not enough.

The residents including Anita Femiano, Will Kingham and Colin and Cath Robinson want anyone concerned about the road to come to the meeting on May 21 at 11.30am.

Mr and Mrs Robinson said grading the road once a year before the Muster was a waste of money, which would be better spent upgrading the road so water could escape – and then the road wouldn’t need as much maintenance.

Mrs Femiano said for 11 months of the year the road was in disrepair. Mr Kingham agreed and said volumes of traffic were intensifying.

And after 60,000 people drove on it during Muster time, he said the road would again need repairing for everyone else who relied on it.

“As soon as the Muster is finished the road is cactus again.” Mr Kingham said.

Gympie Times


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