New bricks dislodged and dangerous

PUBLISHED : Friday, 01 November, 2002, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 01 November, 2002, 12:00am

Over the past few months the government department responsible for pavements has been busy replacing the concrete pavements along Kennedy and Macdonnell roads with bricks.

Although this is more aesthetically pleasing, subsequent subsidence and broken bricks have meant that walking along these roads is now a case of keeping one's eye to the ground.

Is it possible for the department to send a maintenance crew to inspect and rectify the problems before someone trips and falls?

I would also be interested in knowing why bricks laid in and around Hong Kong Park have stood up to pedestrian traffic for over a decade, whereas many of those recently laid along Kennedy Road have pieces chipped off them almost as soon as they have been laid.