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March 9, 2021

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Margaret Keating, Ocean Shores

If Byron Shire Council had wards (as in the majority of councils in Australia), maybe the Ocean Shores population of 4,870 (2011 Census) would get better representation.

In my previous council in Sydney, we voted for a particular person to represent our immediate neighbourhoods. To my knowledge there is not a councillor of Byron Shire who lives in Ocean Shores, North Ocean Shores, New Brighton or South Golden Beach. Please correct me if I am wrong.

If a councillor lived on some of the roads leading to their homes had to travel on the wrong side of the road to avoid serious damage to their cars, I am sure they would use their influence to have roads completely resurfaced, not just potholes filled.

As I have emailed the council recently, Coomburra Crescent is an accident waiting to happen! With over 120 households affected and more than 1,000 ‘filled’ potholes, we believe the council is neglecting their duty of care.

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  1. Most of the Byron Bay roads are no different.
    I am continually driving slow or swerving (onto the other side of the road) to miis another pothole – many if which cannot be seen at night.
    I wonder where all the Byron Shire councillors live?


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