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July 28, 2021

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Nick Mills, Eureka

Yay, I just paid an $824 bill for one broken wheel, no doubt a subliminal message from my car saying ‘enough’ of the treacherous Springvale Road, Eureka which is bursting with eager and helpful potholes.

RMS statistics say the most likely driver to lose their lives in NSW is now a male aged 50 to 59, on country roads, close to their homes. Yay for me and my husband.

According to the RMS we need to slow down. It’s our fault you see. I am somehow to blame, as I delicately pick my way across the scarred and ruinous blacktop. Ask any of my neighbours who regularly get stuck behind me, and you will know it is not from my driving too fast. Our roads are a disgrace.

On a regular basis I am almost hit by cars travelling at inappropriate speeds on these roads, most likely racing back to their illegal AirBnB.

Council regularly sends a truck to spray bitumen over existing potholes. This band-aid solution would be laughable, if not so sad. It washes away the moment it rains. Kudos to council for regularly sending us a work crew. Why they do such a shit job each time, is a mystery.


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