School bus refuses to pick up kids on ‘goat track’ of a road
FOR 10 years, it has been a battle between the Clarence Valley Council and Glenugie residents to get Dinjerra Rd fixed of its "shocking" state, says resident Steve Meredith.
Mr Meredith said it was so bad the school bus wouldn't collect children from their usual stops.
"There are 34 families that live on this road, and a lot have children who go to school yet the parents now have to drive them out to the main road because the bus won't come on the (Dinjerra) road," Mr Meredith said.
He said the council had fixed some of the damage in April, but it was already back to its pre-repair state.
"The road is a mess," he said. "There are corrugations the full length of it and lumps as big as cricket balls.
"The council comes and grades it twice a year but have done an ordinary job; it's a goat track at times."
Mr Meredith said vehicle damage made for regular expensive trips to the mechanics.
"We've all had punctures in our tyres from rocks on the road and are continuously replacing shock absorbers," he said. Mr Meredith estimated 68 cars drove on the road daily.
"We don't have sewerage or anything like that out here which is fine, but we still pay our rates and we don't even get a decent road," he said.
"This has been going on at least 10 years. We're fed up."