FLASHBACK: A large truck negotiates the Wondai roundabout … long vehicles can sometimes mount the existing kerb, causing damage
Natural Resources portfolio chair Cr Scott Henschen

June 7, 2021

South Burnett Regional Council will consult with the Wondai Business Group about a proposed redesign of Wondai’s Haly Street roundabout.

Cr Scott Henschen will attend a meeting of the group on Tuesday to present options for the roundabout and gather feedback.

The roundabout has been a problem in Wondai for many years.

B-Double drivers report they often find the circle too narrow, which can force them to mount the edge of the roundabout, damaging its surface.

The roundabout is also the site used for the town’s Christmas Tree, which has prompted concerns from some residents that children could step out into the road in an effort to reach it.

Cr Henschen said Council proposes to demolish the existing roundabout and build a concrete one in its place.

The new roundabout would have a low edge which would allow B-doubles to mount the roundabout curve if necessary without damaging the infrastructure.

He also believed the Christmas Tree problem could be solved by moving it to a site in Coronation Park near the Wondai Regional Art Gallery.

“We want to create a feature for Wondai but it will be up to the community to decide what form that feature takes,” Cr Henschen said.

The results of community consultations will be presented to a Council meeting in the near future.

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