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April 15, 2021

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Rod Murray, Ocean Shores

After the recent delusional diatribe from the Brunswick Chamber of Commerce (BCC), I’m a little confused as to what this ‘simple pleasures’ they continually espouse actually refers to.

Could it be the continuing increase of Queensland drivers who think they are still on the Gold Coast freeway when they drive through town and need to be educated where their indicator is?

Could it be the opportunity of some business owners buying their second or third businesses, some of whom don’t even live in town?

Could it be the privilege of having their businesses and prevailing infrastructure subsidised by ratepayers and subsequent rate increases?

Could it be the increasing homelessness for those unable to afford the increasing rents that the popularity of the area has created?

It is not acceptable for ratepayers to continue to subsidise the BCC with ongoing rate increases for roads that are becoming dangerous and the increasing pressure on infrastructure.

The mayor has taken the only logical option with the few tools available and called for paid parking.

Perhaps it’s time for rate increases for local businesses as well as paid parking?

Then residents might be able to park at the beach and we might get the crater out the front of our place filled in after two and a half years.


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3 COMMENTS

  1. Rod ‘Ocean Shores’ Murray, we will put one in front of your house, see how you like it.. or maybe in the crater?

  2. Time for residents to stop waiting for the useless Council to fill the local potholes. Let’s get out with shovels and wheel barrows of fill ….. and do the job for them.

  3. On re reading this rediculous letter that makes no sense. I see that Rod ‘Ocean Shores’ Murray believes that the Bruns Chamber of Commerce/Visitor Centre is subsidised somehow by rate payers and council??? This is an absolute fabrication and is misleading to say the least… get your facts straight….

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