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The pothole in question. Photo supplied
The pothole in question. Photo supplied

Hello (Byron Shire) Council. One day last week a team of three or four workers were sitting at the side of Coorabell Road near Echidna Crt the three times I drove past, each time apparently taking a smoko break.

All they appear to have achieved for their day’s ‘work’ was to remove some – not all – of the remaining bitumen from a rough spot in the middle of the bend, adjacent to an existing pothole.

Why did it take them all day to achieve nothing more than worsening the existing rough patch? Were they BSC employees or contractors? Why do they work this way?

I notice that they left alone the ‘Wanksy’ artwork around the neighbouring pothole while doing nothing to prepare that suspension-breaker for repair.

Had I been assigned to clear the asphalt in preparation for repairing the rough patch I could have done it in less than one hour by myself, traffic permitting.

No wonder BSC has difficulty affording to keep its goat-tracks in good repair if this is the slack manner of its workers/contractors.

Gordon Haynes, Federal

 

 

 

 

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