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Geoff Bensley, Lennox Head

The present council did what many in our community have wanted for the past 30 years. It may cause a slight environmental thinning of bush but the benefits far outweigh the loss.

1. Emergency services’ secondary access across the railway corridor.

2. Savings in time and money for local businesses and workers.

3. Alleviate peak work-hour traffic jams.

4. Give Butler St a new and quiet road service.

5. Allow for a railway freight depot to be serviced directly without requiring the container trucks going down Jonson St.

In short, it will be very busy during peak hours but quiet outside these hours and our emergency services will breathe a sigh of relief during those summer months when Jonson and Lawson streets are totally jammed.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Another letter going on about the traffic problems as if we hadn’t noticed! No one argues that we don’t want the traffic gridlock alleviated. You have not considered though what little difference this bypass is likely to make when Ewingsdale Rd will remain just as problematic and much of the problem will simply be shifted to the Shirley Street roundabout.

    Using the rail corridor (very much a possibility but unexplored by Council) would have given a longer bypass, be far less destructive and more effective. Not for Ewingsdale Rd though – that’s stuffed! If anyone at my home in Suffolk Park became dangerously ill I’d be requesting an ambulance from Ballina to the Ballina Hospital, as would you in Lennox I assume.

    Have you noticed that there are fewer and fewer non peak hours, especially in summer, festivals and holidays? And you are kidding about Butler St getting a quiet road service aren’t you? Emergency vehicles speeding past, sirens blaring, and container trucks – I’d hazard a guess it’s not your address. No that’s right it’s Lennox?

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