Luke Ingram, Wilsons Creek.
Byron Shire Council, you have a lot to answer for: high rates paid by only 15,000 people, no tourist tax for the two-million-plus visitors each year.
Further increases in rates and the worst bloody roads in the area. In 30 years I have never seen/hit so many potholes from Sunrise to Bruns and Mullum. Shameful.
Don’t just look after Byron Bay!
I have just got home from picking up my son from school, following numerous cars swerving all over the road, in the wet, to try to avoid/hit (causing damage to my car) the massive amount of potholes.
In the last three days I have seen road conditions in Sunrise, Brunswick Heads, Ocean Shores, Mullumbimby being some of the worst I have ever experienced. With the main street of Brunswick Heads actually cracking and not far from being a dirt road with bits of asphalt.
People’s lives are now being compromised by the state of the roads in the shire.
I work in Lismore and they have seen catastrophic floods and rain and have a large area of roads to service, yet the majority of their roads are still maintained and in good condition.
Lismore Council also has a Facebook page where residents can give feedback. Whereas Byron Shire Council has no option for this and no clear way of sending feedback except for email or a phone call.
I think Council owes its ratepayers the ability to travel safely on its roads.