QUICK RESULTS: It was less than 24 hours from when this Kingaroy pot hole was filled with flowers to when it was repaired.
QUICK RESULTS: It was less than 24 hours from when this Kingaroy pot hole was filled with flowers to when it was repaired. Contributed

OPINION: Why I was so upset by a pothole being fixed

People power is alive and well in the South Burnett.

Thanks to the proactive, and somewhat cheeky act of Kingaroy resident Damien Martoo, one of our region's roads has been repaired.

And it took less then 24 hours to happen.

From the time the Kingaroy personality planted his bouquet of flowers in the trouble-some pothole, to the time it was upgraded was literally overnight.

Overnight.

While this is great news for the thousands of vehicles that drive on that road each and every day, I was left upset when I heard the pothole had been fixed so quickly.

I know it sounds strange, but I wasn't impressed that it was immediately repaired.

It demonstrated to me that the powers-that-be can repair our roads quickly.

It is possible.

Through the power of social media, and a passionate member of the community, a dangerous pot hole was repaired within hours.

No red tape, no months of paperwork, no political hand-balling, just action.

Which begs the question, why can't this happen more often?

Why can't we as the general public flag a potential issue and then the next day it is fixed?

Realistically, I understand this may be stretching the friendship.

But surely there is a happy medium between overnight results versus the months and months residents currently have to wait for improvements.

South Burnett


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