Anne Coombs, Brunswick Heads
We all know the damage that heavy rain can wreak on our roads – Byron Shire residents are accustomed to potholes. But for two years a busy lane in the middle of Brunswick Heads has been impassable every time it rains.
Slessor Lane has the public school at one end and the IGA supermarket at the other, so it is a busy pedestrian lane. It is also used by heavy trucks making deliveries to the supermarket.
The problem began three years ago with some kerb and guttering associated with a development at one end of the lane. It blocked the ditches that drain the lane. Voila! Flooding and potholes.
Parents with strollers often walked their kids to school down the lane. But now it is so potholed it cannot be safely traversed even when it is dry.
When it rains, author Susan Varga, who lives there and uses a walker to get about, is trapped in her home. When I tried to report the problem to the council? The online report site was down.