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April 13, 2021

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Whenever I go to Brisbane Airport I am charged by credit card for the privilege of using the Gateway Bridge infrastructure via a plastic thing which is adhered to my windscreen.

1.5 million visitors to Byron Bay could be charged, say, $5 per vehicle as it leaves the roundabout at the new Rec. grounds. At an average of 2.5 per car that is $3 million towards maintaining infrastructure.

Residents could have a different “chip” in their plastic thing which only charges them $2.

Am sure the friendly folk at GoVia, or whatever, would be more than happy to talk to our Mr Gainger.

Any revenue over the budget of $3 million would be well spent upgrading the rest of Binna Burra Road!

Tony Margan, Federal


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  1. Thanks Tony. But I’m sorry. Your idea has attributes of intelligence and innovation. This cannot be tolerated and must be destroyed. Exterminate! Exterminate! We must await the incarnation of employees equipped with the consciousness and inner faculties allowing the reception, integration and celebration of things such as ‘using creative, higher minded solutions to support each other making for a healthy,happy, high functioning selfless society’
    Or at least wait until the next election. Praying? Yeah, me too

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