Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Roadside Clearing Is Clearly Ridiculous

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Roadside Clearing Is Clearly Ridiculous

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THE Dept of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is going to clear vegetation 13m from the centreline either side of the Rockhampton-Yeppoon Rd... for 30 kilometres... to ensure road safety.

Excuse the profanity but W.T.F?

Since when has removing vegetation from the roadside made people drive safer and less inclined to run off the road?

If anything, making the road appear wider will encourage people to drive faster which, I'm taking a punt here, would actually increase potential for severe accidents.

Never mind the lack of public consultation, the shroud of secrecy as to what exactly where and when... TMR IS MESSING UP OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD and we're going to be reminded of it every single day. Any idea what it's going to cost in maintenance for weed and erosion control?

No? I'm not sure TMR do either.

Say goodbye scenic amenity and goodbye shade on your way to and from work... and the tourists can say goodbye to the pleasant green drive on their way into and out of Yeppoon. …

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