Calls for improved parking area

November 01, 2017

Finley Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture’s health spokesperson Syd Dudley says he would like to see kerb and guttering installed on the opposite side of the road at the front of Finley Hospital.

Mr Dudley spoke to the Southern Riverina News about the parking situation along Dawe Avenue.

‘‘Cars park along the side of the road on the grass where there is no kerb and guttering,’’ he said.

‘‘Under wet conditions the area is unusable. This creates congestion and is a nightmare for gopher and wheelchair access.’’

Mr Dudley also suggested representatives from Berrigan Shire, Finley Local Health Advisory Committee and Finley Regional Care get together and discuss installing footpaths around the hospital exterior for better wheelchair access.

‘‘When the hospital re-development commences the western side access for patients including those from Regional Care will be blocked and alternative access will need to be created.

‘‘I understand the initial cost of kerb and guttering is substantial.

‘‘The growth of the patient base at the Finley Medical Centre and general access to Finley Hospital requires better infrastructure to cope with traffic flow in the area.

‘‘I will be making a submission to the next council meeting regarding this matter.’’

Berrigan Shire executive engineer Matt Clarke said it was too early to comment, however he said he would be happy to work with Mr Dudley on these issues.

Mr Dudley said he hoped to discuss his submission with councillors at the next council meeting on November 15.

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