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April 17, 2021

A scenic but potholed drive

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Overcharging and misrepresentation

Josh Scrivener, Palmwoods Three weeks ago I looked online to buy a Bluesfest 2021 ticket. The Google ad directed me...
Obviously not everyone in the shire is concerned about driving on dangerous pot-holed roads, judging by the number of trucks, utes and service vehicles, as well as cars, that take Coolamon Scenic Drive from Ocean Shores to Mullumbimby (and vice versa) when there is a safe, well-lit, pot-hole free alternative.
Come on guys, it’s really not that much difference in time or distance, and when you’ve ruined the surface again so it’s like it was a year ago, us residents won’t have any choice but to drive it, most likely still somehow having to avoid the trucks, tourists and others who inexplicably appear in the middle of the road around corners.
M Morgan, Mullumbimby

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