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Gulgan Road gaz0ebo

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Clive Jeffery, Mullumbimby

Seriously? Has the decision to relocate the picnic gazebo opposite Uncle Tom’s Pies been made by the same committee responsible for the Bayshore Drive roundabout sculpture debacle?

It has all the makings.

A perfectly good and sound octagonal gazebo structure has for some inexplicable reason been relocated from its concrete slab in the middle of a grassed area to a new concrete slab. The old location was some 15m from the edge of Gulgan Road and around 25m from Mullumbimby Road. The new location is now barely 5m from the edge of Mullumbimby Road, right on the corner, and 10m from Gulgan Road.

This corner is one of the busiest road junctions in the Shire, with approximately 1,500 vehicle movements an hour during daylight hours. The noise and pollution from this number of vehicles is huge.

Who is going to want to sit there?

What on Earth is Council thinking (again)? The rationale is hard to fathom. The cost is unwarranted. Apart from the new concrete slab, the expenditure will include reroofing the structure, as the crane required to lift it from one slab to the other has pretty much destroyed the wooden shingles. Another great decision… not.

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