No changes for bus shelter

Local Bob Walliker suggests an alternative is needed for the inadequate Rainbow Beach bus shelter

Local Bob Walliker suggests an alternative is needed for the inadequate Rainbow Beach bus shelter

The current bus shelter located on Rainbow Beach Road is supposed to provide shelter from rain and sun for school children and locals travelling to Gympie and Tin Can Bay.

It is inadequate and is in woeful contrast to the new coach terminus located across from the backpackers.

In the event of wet weather, local Bob Walliker describes it as, “30-odd school kids cram into four sticks with a roof built for six”.

Earlier this year, as an economic and quick solution, Bob suggested students stand under the Rainbow Beach Community Hall eaves.

Moving forward, Warren Polley from Polley’s Coaches recently advised:

I have raised the concern at the GRC meeting this past Monday 5th.

They had received the residents letter of concern.

They will now take it to Translink which is a department within the Department of Transport and Main Roads who provide the funding for this type of infrastructure.

As a company, we have decided that the logistics of implementing route changes to accommodate for dry or wet weather will create more ‘potential’  problems than it solves.

So the simplest answer is to keep it the way it is which, unfortunately, involves students cramming under a single roof when it rains.

The best option is to work for funding to become available to fix the problem.