Council acts on trip hazard

*This article was published 10 years ago

Conder Owners’ Corporation chair Warren Mills wants the City of Melbourne to reattach hundreds of screws sticking out of the NewQuay boardwalk.

He said the protruding screws were a trip hazard and needed to be fixed before more people fell. Mr Mills said he had been aware of the issue for a while, but decided to contact the council after his grandson tripped and fell early in January.

In his maintenance request to the council, Mr Mills said: “The timber boardwalk of Docklands NewQuay Promenade presents a high risk of tripping injury due to the projection of screw heads, boards and parts of boards.”

“As I walk along NewQuay Promenade regularly, I have tripped several times during the last three years I have lived here and have more recently noticed other people tripping.”

Mr Mills said the task required the screws to be removed, the holes countersunk lower than the deck level and new screws attached.

A City of Melbourne’s contractor started remedial works on January 25 on the NewQuay boardwalk and a spokesperson said the works would be completed by the end of January •

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