Serenity of city street shattered
BUNDAMBA resident Warren Stone is leading a chorus of complaints from Bognuda St property owners who are unhappy with the state of their once-quiet neighbourhood.
Walker Corporation is the main contractor for a large residential development under construction at the northern end of the street, which links Brisbane Rd to the Warrego Hwy.
The Citiswich development area is adjacent to a large industrial estate bordering the Bremer River.
Land clearing started close to existing houses on Bognuda St about 12 months ago, leading to complaints of large amounts of noise, vibration and dust.
One land owner, who did not want to be identified, said he was still in the process of claiming compensation for cracks in the interior walls of his brick home.
Mr Stone, however, said there had been ongoing issues since the land clearing ended and road construction commenced.
On May 17, he complained to Ipswich City Council that the footpath outside his house had been left with dangerous, large ruts and that bitumen had been dumped on his front lawn.
"I think the majority of people in the neighbourhood have been pretty reasonable about it up to now," Mr Stone said.
Coincidentally, the chunk of bitumen outside Mr Stone's house was removed and the ruts on the front footpath levelled after the Queensland Times first made inquiries last week.
An Ipswich City Council spokeswoman confirmed that an inspector visited the site last Thursday and advised that work was "proceeding in a safe manner". Walker Corporation did not respond to calls from the Queensland Times yesterday.