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Rod Murray, Ocean Shores

I was pleased to see in the the television media of another bumper season for Byron businesses due to the influx of tourists now that there is rarely an off-season in Byron Bay as well as the increased opportunity for employment for local unemployed residents that it will hopefully create.

I’m looking forward to reading of new contributions from north coast businesses to contribute to the rising costs of infrastructure in the shire (that the town and council are clearly struggling with) required to satisfy and accommodate their patrons.

New projects such as alternative power generation, realistic low-cost housing projects, parks for the north of the shire and contribution to a new light rail network and other ideas would be worthy recipients of this extra long term funding.

 


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