Berowra & District Community Association Inc
P O Box 185, Berowra Heights, NSW 2082

Chairperson: John Farquhar Tel: (02) 9456 5155
Secretary: Robyn Borkovic Tel: (02) 9456 3011

The General Manager
Hornsby Shire Council
PO Box 37
Hornsby NSW 2077

16 April 2012

Dear Sir

BDCA 2012 - 004 Dangerous Walkway - Berowra Waters Marina

We would congratulate council for the services and facilities that exist and are cared for in our area and trust that these continue for the benefit of the shire residents.

However we have been alerted by residents to several safety issues in our area that are a Workplace Health and Safety concern for us as residents using your facilities.

We believe that it is your duty of care towards the community that such issues should be repaired as necessary.

We feel that it is our duty to report these to you as responsible residents and ratepayers.

We are available to meet your representatives on site to assist in identifying the problems highlighted below.

We believe that the following issue may be Council's responsibility to police or have in-house staff repair or maintain.

BDCA 2012 - 004 dangerous walkway - Berowra Waters Marina

On the west side of the ferry crossing the Marina businesses have a concrete pathway from the public Car Park to the shops which is unfenced leaving a 2 to 4 metre drop into water or mud at low tide.

This situation has existed for some years however the matter has been raised again with our association as it has recently alarmed parents with small children. The walkway is the most direct route from the car park and play area having considered the alternative roadside walk with its inherent danger from passing traffic. Being close to play equipment parents guard and perhaps alertness is relaxed.

It is surprising that during the recent upgrades in this area that the situation was allowed to continue.

The following photo shows the recent upgrade to the walkway, the difficulty of pedestrians passing, and the nearby playground in the background:

We are available to meet with a representative to highlight our concern on site if you would contact me with details of when your representative would be available.

We would welcome your comment and perhaps a planned date when this would be rectified.

Yours faithfully
Berowra and District Community Association Inc.

John Farquhar - Mob. Ph. 0419 991 791

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