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WSHS shared zone scrapped after less than two months

The shared zone signs put up less than two months ago will be removed in a few weeks time.
The shared zone signs put up less than two months ago will be removed in a few weeks time. Erin Smith

THE trial of the extended shared zone along Palmerin St has been scrapped less than two months after it was put in place.

Southern Downs Regional Councillors were given three options to choose from during yesterday's general council meeting held at Stanthorpe.

Option one was to let the trial run for the remainder of the 12 months.

The second option was to spend $10,000 for the proper infrastructure and continue the trial between 3-6 months.

The third option, to remove the shared zone altogether, proved the most popular among the councillors.

Southern Downs mayor Peter Blundell said the shared zone would remain in place until the end of the school year.

"This means that to undertake any other form of work in the area, council will have to undertake a comprehensive consultation process, particularly with those interested parties not consulted previously," he said.

"It is envisaged that this will happen early in the new year."

The "interested parties" include the Warwick police, who were not consulted before the current trial was implemented.

Deputy Mayor Ross Bartley said he could not support running the trial without the proper infrastructure in place.

"To put the infrastructure in place was going to cost $10,000," he said.

"We had not budgeted for this and I can't support spending money on a trial."

Councillor Jamie Mackenzie said he was pleased that the trial of the Warwick State High School shared zone would end this year.

"The community has made it loud and clear it was unsuccessful and I look forward to meaningful consultations next year with all those involved to consider the various options for zebra crossings, school zones and even fencing," he said.

"Like Cr (Jo) McNally and Cr (Cameron) Gow, my initial preference is for a zebra crossing based on my discussions with the school community.

"All the top Queensland traffic engineers who have special experience in these issues agree.

"Whatever we decide, I am encouraging council to listen and give the community plenty of forward notice of the planned changes before they are implemented."

Topics:  shared zone, southern downs regional council, warwick state high school




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