Paul Rea, Coorabell
Tuesday, 24 November was a peak stuff-up for Byron Council. Roadworks at the town end of Shirley St had traffic banked up to the Arts and Industry Estate and back along Jonson St through to the Bay Grocer roundabout. I thought I’d avoid further delays by coming home via Bangalow Road only to encounter a film crew at work and a major detour via Coopers Shoot. My 30 minute trip took about two-and-a-half hours.
Council knew about both these activities well in advance, so the question is: why didn’t it let us know about the inevitable delays? After all, it has the contact details of every local parking permit holder. Or, it could have placed a modest display ad in The Echo. But no, it told us nothing, and the resultant chaos leaves us wondering about its basic competence, particularly its willingness to communicate with the people it claims to represent.