Council thanks locals for generous act

10th October 2017 6:13 PM
THANKS: Cr John Bowen, Colin and Margaret Adams and Mayor Rachel Chambers at the presentations during the week. THANKS: Cr John Bowen, Colin and Margaret Adams and Mayor Rachel Chambers at the presentations during the week. Philippe Coquerand

DRIVERS on Shallcross Rd can expect a smoother ride thanks to the generosity of two Mundubbera residents.

Colin and Margaret Adams donated money to the North Burnett Regional Council to get the road upgraded.

The work was finished in December 2016 and last week the council got a sign thanking the long-term residents for their generosity.

Councillor John Bowen said it was a costly process.

"The council was doing the upgrades for Shallcross Rd and they were doing a good job of gravelling the road when Colin rung me up one day and said 'why don't you just bitumen the road?'”

Shortly after, Colin and Margaret bought the bitumen and the council worked on the upgrades.

"It was the wonderful generosity of these two people who would do that for the North Burnett community,” Cr Bowen said.

Mr Adams said it was not just helping them, but also providing the community a safer means of transport.

"It's helping everyone who lives near the Shallcross Rd, we have about 10 residents around there,” he said.

"By us donating the money to council and having that work done benefits those people and the community and in life, that's what you're about.”