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Kariboe gets cab rank

SAFER TAXI’S: Biloela Taxi manager ‘Goldie’ Goldsmith is looking forward to the new taxi rank on Kariboe Street.
SAFER TAXI’S: Biloela Taxi manager ‘Goldie’ Goldsmith is looking forward to the new taxi rank on Kariboe Street.

CAROL Goldsmith is one very happy taxi driver.

After weeks of pleading with council for a taxi rank in Kariboe Street, the project has finally received the thumbs up.

"We are really happy," Carol said.

"It will solve a lot of problems."

Carol and her husband Goldie are managers of Biloela Taxi and have been campaigning for a taxi rank in Kariboe Street.

Banana Shire Council manager technical services John Walker announced the change last week.

"Council has identified the Loading Zone adjacent to Biloela Jewellers as a suitable dual purpose space," Mr Walker said.

"The current Loading Zone signage will shortly be replaced with a sign that clearly identifies this park as a shared parking area for 'Taxi and Commercial vehicles only with a 20 minute time restriction'."

"We would just like to thank Council for addressing this issue," Carol said.

Carol said she has been forced to double park in Kariboe Street when she dropped customers off.

"If we pick someone up from the retirement village, most of them want to go to Suncorp or the hairdressers down there and they have their little wheelie walkers with them," Carol said.

"So we have to double park, then I have to get out, then you have people backed up beeping because you have blocked off half the road.

"I'm sure people will be very pleased that they won't have to walk up from Kariboe St to Woolies to get a taxi."


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