An estimated 5000 people make the climb each month.
An estimated 5000 people make the climb each month. Ray Martin

Voters say Mt Coolum visitors ‘a nightmare’

WOULD you like it if people pulled out their picnic rug and had their coffee on your front yard?

Would you like it if three giant coaches parked next to your driveway, forcing you to pull into the middle of the street to look for oncoming traffic?

Would you like the smell of other people's urine and faeces near your house?

No, you wouldn't. And neither does Diane Jaggs.

The Mount Coolum resident bought what she thought was a quiet townhouse in Jarnahill Drive, under the shadow of Mount Coolum, nine years ago.

Then, in 2012, the State Government upgraded the walking track to the summit of Mount Coolum and her peace and tranquillity was destroyed.

The numbers of people undertaking the walk has more than doubled with an estimated 5000 people making the journey each month.

Ms Jaggs, who is recovering from brain surgery, believed the figure was even higher.

"Some people in motorhomes park in front of our house, take out their picnic rugs or even tables and chairs and have their breakfast or coffee."

And there was still no clear indication when toilets would be built on the site five months after a petition was sent to the State Government.

The Daily is waiting for a response from the State Government on the situation.


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