Langbroek slams Footpath Feud

2 Aug 2018 12:00 AMJohn-Paul Langbroek

Member for Surfers Paradise, John-Paul Langbroek, has called for an end to a standoff between the State Government and the Gold Coast City Council about dangerous footpaths along Bundall Road.

Mr Langbroek said residents of Broadbeach Waters have been stuck with dodgy footpaths since the State Government widened Bundall Road, with neither the State Government nor Council willing to fix it.

“We have the Brisbane Labor Government saying that it’s not their problem, whilst the Council is saying that since Labor destroyed the footpaths during the upgrades, it’s Labor’s responsibility to fix them,” he said.

“I tend to agree with the Council’s reasoning that ‘You break, you buy’.

“Residents like 86-year-old Frank don’t deserve to be caught in the middle of this bureaucratic battle – he just wants to be able to go for a walk in his neighbourhood without the risk of falling over on the uneven footpaths.

“I’m calling on Labor’s Main Roads’ Minister to put an end to this today.”

Local resident Frank Partington said he was concerned about falling over on the footpaths.

“I turn 87 in a couple of months and like to walk around the neighbourhood of a morning,” he said.

“I have arthritis and need to navigate a wheelie walker, so the uneven footpaths make my morning walks quite painful and dangerous.”

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