Moura CBD still missing pledged changes

THE much-maligned Moura CBD upgrade was officially opened on Tuesday, despite changes promised to the community in March not yet delivered.

Deputy Mayor Maureen Clancy said the completed toilet blocks, the placing of which was one of the main concerns, fitted into the street.

“There were issues with the placement, but it's a fine example of a building,” Cr Clancy said.

She admitted a lot of the town had been unhappy with the Gillespie Street upgrade but thanked the people for their patience and tolerance.

“We all had to learn how to drive around it,” Cr Clancy said of the roundabout.

Mayor John Hooper said people were getting used to the design and the council was working to complete the changes.

“Everyone from councillors to council staff wants to get it right,” Cr Hooper said.

At a March community meeting, the council said it would make some minor changes to the roundabout end.

The changes included making the traffic flow straight from the schools at the other end of the street.

The council's director of engineering, Col Head, said the changes were expected to be completed by the end of July.

He said there would be off-street parking in Marshall Street after no deal could be reached with Queensland Rail.

At the March meeting, Cr Hooper copped a barrage of criticism from residents angry about Moura CBD.

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