COMMUNITY SPIRIT: Peter Clarke on his beloved Clinton Oval where he can spend up to eight hours a day volunteering.
COMMUNITY SPIRIT: Peter Clarke on his beloved Clinton Oval where he can spend up to eight hours a day volunteering. Campbell Gellie

Time to get cracking on Kin Kora roundabout

IF I WAS MAYOR: Peter Clarke is down on Clinton Oval volunteering his time to manicure the field every day and he just wants to be able to spend more time there instead of in traffic.

The family man has been in Gladstone since he was in high school and if he were Mayor for the day, he would start working on the Kin Kora roundabout.

"It's been going on for eight years and we need to see some action," he said.

"Mum and dads who are just trying to get their kids to school are spending too long at that bottle neck. It's so frustrating."

He said he would talk to Annastacia Palaszczuk about getting Gladstone's fair share of the pie.

"The town adds so much to the Queensland economy," he said.

"I don't think we get enough money for what we do."

He believed Gladstone had improved a lot since he first arrived and was more family-friendly.

"The council have done a good job putting in wonderful parks and gardens," he said.

The thing he liked the most about Gladstone was the community spirit.

The groundsman said he liked how everyone pitched in.

"Throughout the sporting community everyone is just wonderful."