One local is making the point that Byron Shires pot holes are something to behold and finding new and innovative ways to make use of them.
Michael Singleton, Ewingsdale. It was good to read Aslan Shand’s article on the need for public support for bike tracks in the shire. I ride most days but often I find the existing bike tracks to be almost unusable and... Read More →
Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay. I noticed the very even, beautiful, black bitumen being rolled flat from the new roundabout at Ewingsdale Road for about 100 metres into Sunrise Boulevard. This new road then joins onto the normal potholed, multifilled and... Read More →
Byron Shire Council staff have hosed down the suggestion from a local quantity surveyor/cost engineer that the most cost effective use of funds for repairing the shire’s ailing roads is to apply bitumen to gravel roads.
W Boyle, Durrumbul. Does this cyclone damage on Durrumbul Rd, Main Arm, qualify as a pothole? If so, could it be the shire’s biggest pothole? Is there a prize? May I suggest the Echo holds a contest to find the... Read More →
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.
Tim Wood, former councillor of Mornington Peninsula Shire. I am never disappointed every time I come to Belongil Beach for holidays. My favourite pothole has not only been there to greet me over the past 12 years, but it has grown in length, width and depth.
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.
Name and address withheld by request. He may go by the name ‘Alfie’. He has been walking and muttering to himself, along the roads in Byron Shire for years. Not to be confused with Shanti, whose colourful couture can be seen... Read More →
Ian Hamilton, Pothole Park (aka Suffolk Park). Further to Luke Ingram’s enlightening letter Byron’s Bloody Roads, his comment on the state of the roads in the Ocean Shores, Mullum, and Brunswick areas, is, as he is probably aware, only part... Read More →
‘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.
Ray Linabury, Middle Pocket Road. I know that our councillors don’t get many pats on the back for a job well done, but I am writing to congratulate them on the innovative, cost effective and eco-friendly method that they have pioneered to reduce traffic accidents within [Byron] Shire.
Dinny Mandalis, Ocean Shores. Whose potholes are bigger? The ones on the northern entrance to the Ocean Shores Shopping Centre or those on the lesser roads in the Byron shire?
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.
Patsy Powell, Main Beach, Gold Coast. Visiting family in Byron Bay last week and driving around the town I was appalled at the potholes and the street surfaces of which were the worst of any town or township anywhere. Even in the bush.
Gus Way, Myocum. Would Byron Shire Council be open to a direct action solution to the War on Tar by allowing ratepayers to pay to fix their favourite pothole and have the cost offset when the rates notice appears?
Craig Lindsay, South Golden Beach. The residents of South Golden Beach invite you, The Council of Byron Shire, to come and see the state of our roads east and west of the canal. As a matter a fact in Phillip Street we don't even have a road anymore.
Peggy Balfour, Mullumbimby. Potholes in Billinudgel? Looxury, Looxury. You should see them in Mullumbimby. I was walking on the footpath in my street and I saw a nice Akubra hat in the middle of a puddle in the road…
Ray Linabury, Middle Pocket Road. After the recent rain that we had I was again down Middle Pocket Road and I came across a couple of kids fishing in a pothole.
Byron Shire Council say they have fixed a massive pothole in Sunrise Boulevard that opened up ‘overnight’ this week, according to an Echonetdaily reader.
Patrick Knight, Byron Bay. Many of my friends lament the condition of Byron Shire roads. There are more potholes, they are getting bigger and the council gangs never seem to get ahead of them. A friend has spent over $1,000 on broken rims and tyres, and there are accidents waiting to happen as motorists concentrate on dodging potholes, even veering onto the wrong side of the road.
Greg Cooper, Lennox Head. Rumour has it that Byron Shire Council is set to implement of one two road maintenance strategies that are currently consideration. Both promise to provide huge budget savings:
Magenta Appel-Pye, Mullumbimby. News on the street tells me that the infamous pot-hole painter was arrested in Byron Bay last week before he even finished the canyon he was working on. On what grounds was he arrested? Defacing a pot hole?
Charles Sawyer, Byron Bay. Council is considering spending about two million dollars to protect a relatively few Belongil landowners by putting rocks on the beach while saving money by leaving the roads unsafe.
Kate Johnson, Ocean Shores. So happy to read that the Byron Shire Council are balancing their books by selling off assets, despite local opposition and promises to the contrary prior to election.