RESIDENTS around Anna Bay are concerned about the lack of footpaths in the area making it dangerous for older residents to get to Anna Bay’s main street safely.
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The South Tomaree Community Association is keen to see Anna Bay residents able to access the shops and natural assets of the region safely.
The ground on Gan Gan Road which residents from Anna Bay Village, Emerald Tiki, Seawinds and potentially the new Latitude One development need to negotiate to access the shopping district of Anna Bay is rough and residents feel that it is dangerous.
The residents have been busy with a petition to get a footpath which has already been signed by over 150 people all to gain a shared pathway allowing for safe access for pedestrians in the area.
Councillor Sarah Smith told News Of The Area, “That the issue of a footpath is separate to the defunct development, there is nothing stopping the developer from starting work”
The footpath for Gan Gan Road is on Councils Forward Work list but remains unfunded at this stage.
“This footpath is one example of the projects to be brought forward for completion if the Special Rate Variation (SRV) which Council is seeking were to occur.”
The SRV will put projects on the timetable and deliver for the community, at the end of the SRV period the rates go back to rate pegging,” she said.
The residents also feel that given the demographics of the residents in the area that a bus shelter with seats at Anna Bay bus stops would allow for greater accessibility for residents.
By Marian SAMPSON