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June 24, 2024

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With regards to the Echo article, ‘Let’s dive deep into potholes’ (May 15), I am appalled at the attitude and the utter sense of a lack of responsibility of Byron Shire Council and local MP Tamara Smith.

Our local roads are an absolute disgrace! And not just the hinterland backroads – roads through Byron’s CBD, even the road to Rae’s at Wategos is in an abhorrently embarrassing state of disrepair.

While the article focuses on the dire state of Main Arm’s roads, it’s abundantly apparent Byron Shire cannot seriously fund any sort of  meaningful roads repair program with the current level of funding. It’s time for our local MPs (including Justine Elliott MP) to take some serious responsibility and start relentlessly knocking on doors in Macquarie Street and Capital Hill, today! Stop passing the buck and fix our dilapidated roads!

Tasman Brown, Lennox Head


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  1. If they spent the money on roads they spend on keeping McDonalds out of town you would have great roads……

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