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Byron political commentator, journalist and broadcaster Jim Beatson has used part of his weekly Bay FM segment ‘Byron Buzz’ to call on the state government and shire council to work together to once and for all fix the potholed local roads.
Do we get value for money when it comes to road repairs? At the June 22 Council meeting, resident Ivan Saric presented councillors his own assessment of the condition of Coolamon Avenue and the workmanship of roads in the Byron Shire.
‘After weeks of heavy rainfall and flooding, many roads within Byron Shire are heavily pot-holed and falling apart.’ That unlikely confession is an official admission from Byron Shire Council that it has failed over many years to keep up with its road maintenance obligations.
Darrell McDowall, Mareeba. After living in Byron Bay for 35 years I have moved to North Queensland. I complained to Byron Shire Council about the state of the roads in the Byron area and was told that all the holes are because of the high rainfall.
DJ Faith, Newtown. A close friend shared a terrifying story. She was driving in Mullumbimby, near the park where children play. The road was heavily pitted with large potholes. Her full concentration was on navigating these in order to aim for a semblance of smooth driving.