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February 27, 2021

‘Worst bloody roads’

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Luke Ingram, Mullumbimby
Byron shire council you have a lot to answer for, high rates paid by only 15000 people. No tourist tax for the 2 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 pot holes from sunrise to Bruns and mullum. Shameful.
Don’t just look after Byron!
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 and avoid/hit (causing damage to my car) the massive amount of pot holes.
In the last 3 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 of 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 there roads are still maintained and in good condition.
Lismore council also has a Facebook page were residents can give feedback. Whereas Byron shire council has no option for this and no clear way of sending feedback accept for email or a phone call.
I think Byron shire council owes its rate payers the ability to be able to travel safely on its roads.


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  1. I agree Luke. I regularly cycle in the Byron Shire and the roads are markedly poorer than those in neighbouring shires, or any other area I know of in NSW. Riding past some of the multi million dollar proprieties in the hinterland we see smooth bitumen driveways join with roads as bad as any third world country – it is a classic case of private wealth and public poverty. Ironically for a Green shire poor roads like this add substantially to the Shire’s carbon footprint. In a compact area where any property should be able to be reached by a light car, people feel the need for large 4wds; the damage done to cars limits their life, which increases the environmental impacts of more frequently replacing them. Traveling slowly and weaving makes journeys longer and users more fuel. Maintaining roads is much cheaper than rebuilding roads – and rebuilding adds further to the carbon impact – so having allowed this deterioration the Shire will now need to draw on the State’s coffers for the huge cost repairing damage that has been allowed to happen. We do not have in our region the high costs of long lengths of road that many inland shires face – thee is no excuse for not having roads of the same quality as people in enjoy in Britain and Europe, and with that the environmental benefits of being able to use light vehicles (or even better cycles).

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