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April 19, 2021

Landslips: councils also to blame

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It’s now two years since Wanganui Road suffered landslips. As I wrote in my letter to the Echo back then, these slips (one in particular) were at least partially man-made, not ‘natural’ disasters, due to lack of maintenance.

We used to get updates on when the repair work would be done, but that stopped ages ago, and now we get … ZIP!

I cleaned all the drains myself, at my own expense, with my tractor and back-blade to keep the waters moving down the drains and not along the roads. I also erected all the safety barriers at the slips because [Byron Shire] Council wouldn’t lift a finger!

Where should I send my bill? I have told at least four people in council, from workers on the road to those in the offices, that I can share my extensive ‘local knowledge’ on where the problems lie … but nothing – nada – from anybody. Thanks for nothing, council and politicians.

Rossco Phillips, Wanganui Road, Wanganui


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