Shire defers Zig Zag decision

The document is the result of many consultations with Gooseberry Hill residents over 12 months to decide on an action to reduce anti-social behaviour on the Zig Zag Scenic Drive.

There have been reports of hooning, vandalism and drug deals.

Proposed action listed in the action plan includes the realignment of the intersection of William Street, Tella Parade and Lascelles Parade, traffic treatments along Lascelles Parade, investigating options to close the Zig Zag Scenic Drive to vehicles either fully or for a portion of the day and investigating security patrols in the local area or across the shire.

President Sue Bilich said the document was deferred to the next council meeting to allow ‘further clarification and investigation’.

The action plan was open to public comment between December 2013 and February 2014.

Forty-two submissions were received in relation to closing the Zig Zag, of which 18 were against and 14 in favour. The balance offered no comment.