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Byron Shire
February 25, 2021

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The Kennedy Drive mess Tweed Council has created (that was meant to be finished by Christmas according to the original signage) looks like a road workers’ ghost town. It wasn’t long ago that locals had to deal with a long, drawn-out resurfacing that also involved pipe replacements and other infrastructure work. Why didn’t the work include levelling the unacceptable angles at the sides of the road then?

I assume Tweed locals will have to put up with the chaos it causes every morning and afternoon for yet another two or three or four months at the rate council is going, as the signs that displayed the dates of the project were removed and have not been replaced with any sort of notice to the public.

The Scenic Drive resealing that was initially flagged to take two days last year was still going on two weeks later and still doesn’t cover all of Scenic Drive. The quality of work is appalling: our car and our neighbours’ cars get covered in tar on a hot day and the surface of the road is only marginally improved.

I do realise that there are factors out of council’s control that affect road works like weather, staff issues, budgets etc but why does Tweed Council continue to ‘attempt’ road works with its own staff who are clearly not adequately resourced? Is it that we are in the ‘forgotten land’ as far as state and federal government funding of roads is concerned?

When driving north over the border one gets to see what real road works are all about. GCCC uses professional companies that do the job right and they do it at night most of the time so as to minimise inconvenience to locals. It’s a pity we don’t get looked after to this degree in the Tweed.

Do council find it acceptable that a trip from Bilambil Heights into Tweed Heads that used to take about 10 minutes now takes almost half an hour in the mornings?

With the level of rates that we are forced to pay in this shire we have the right to expect better. It really is poor form. What is going on?

Is infrastructure that much of a political hot potato that this is what the public can expect as the norm in future?

Will the recent rain and the damage that it has no doubt caused to our road system further set back the Kennedy Drive fiasco?

Could someone from Tweed Council please inform me when Kennedy Drive will be finished and back to the much needed four lanes?

Disappointed ratepayer, motorist and voter,

K Lark.

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