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March 9, 2021

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Now that Council has recouped on the infamous lighthouse sculpture with the sale of the birds, I have an idea for public sculptures around the Shire.

Stylish use of colorbond, concrete, wood and metal. Artistic design if you like, but the simpler the better. Small and large versions of the same thing.

They could be placed throughout the Shire, particularly in Bangalow where there are currently none.

Admired by many they will even have a practical use. Every school child who currently stands in the pouring rain, or runs across traffic from the shelter of a shop awning, will be thankful. For argument’s sake let’s call them ‘bus shelters’. Imagine how many $55,000 could build.


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2 COMMENTS

  1. Now that’s a much better use of funds! In this climate, for Council not to provide bus shelters is an unforgivable oversight. Especially considering the main demographic that relies on buses – as mentioned in your letter, Lisa.
    Come on Council. Do the right thing!
    PS: to replace the driver-distracting sculpture recently removed, just plant a large tree or three on the roundabout. I have seen plenty of examples of beautiful roundabouts featuring trees with a tall trunk to maintain visibility, but with a lovely spreading canopy that shades the street as well providing more habitat for (real) birds. Not like artificial metal cutouts.

  2. No, no, no! No vision-obstructing anything on roundabouts. Such devices are a road-safety hazard. Nothing taller than a bed of petunias, thank you. Then, apart from improving visibility and overall safety, if a vehicle should lose control and end up on the roundabout at least it won’t hit a tree or similarly dangerous object.

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