Finding shelter from rain

Recent wet weather has highlighted the need for a bus shelter at one of Two Wells’ popular estates. Local Tangari Estate resident, Joanne Robinson, has two high school aged children who catch a bus to Gawler every day.

Mrs Robinson contacted Adelaide Plains Council earlier this month following heavy rain, which left the bus pick up area on the Two Wells/Gawler Road a mess.

Mrs Robinson said many more children are now catching the bus from this designated stop, with new houses being built in neighbouring Eden and Longview estates.

A shelter would protect the students from the weather and provide a safe pick up zone, she said.

“I have concerns about the bus stop area where they are picked up and taken to school,” Mrs Robinson said.

“Due to rain and there being dirt along the side of the road the bus drives in, it is becoming muddy, and with the wet weather, all of the children are getting wet waiting for the bus.

“They have to sit in their wet clothes all day at school.

“The mud also is a factor as the children have little space.”

Mrs Robinson said while there was a channel to direct stormwater and a metal grate, it was clogged and fills up quickly, so the children had to walk through mud to board the bus.

“What I’m asking for is, if possible, a bus shelter to be placed there and the dirt/mud to be gone and be replaced with something safer and less messy,” she said.

“This is not a great way for children to begin their day, being wet and muddy.”

APC CEO, James Miller, said council was aware of the concerns raised by Mrs Robinson.

“Council’s infrastructure and environment staff have responded to Mrs Robinson and in doing so, have provided some information and options to assist with the concerns raised,” Mr Miller said.

“We have encouraged Mrs Robinson to call council to discuss further so we can resolve the query to her satisfaction.”

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