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The supposed artwork on the roundabout on Ewingsdale Road is a total waste of $50,000 as far as I’m concerned.

I was at Brunswick Heads a couple of weeks ago and when I drove over the bridge to Torakina I couldn’t dodge the great big potholes there. Are they fixed yet, Byron Shire Council? If not, why not?

Wasting $50,000 of ratepayers’ hard-earned cash on that artwork instead of making the Shire’s roads safe doesn’t make sense to me and, I’m sure, to a lot of other people throughout the Shire.

Just imagine the damage those potholes are doing to people’s cars too. I wonder if the craters on Main Arm Road are fixed yet? Shame on you, Byron Shire Council.

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  1. As far as I understand that was an art grand nothing to do with potholes or Council spending choices
    I for one get A giggle when I see the steel bird s lighthouse
    And as a long term resident of Byron The first thought was
    What is this now ???
    Well it has got pleasure rings
    Man up Byron
    If sprayed with a rainbow spiral upwards that would do it for me
    Daring and I quite like that !


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