Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Phone Not Used but Abused; Ducat Street Box a Haven for Vandals

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Phone Not Used but Abused; Ducat Street Box a Haven for Vandals

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A TWEED Heads resident is questioning whether a nearby payphone is needed as it seems to only be used by vandals.

"I don't know how many people use it, but I know a lot abuse it," Maurice Brown said.

"It's a haven for vandals."

The payphone, on the corner of Ducat Street and Caloola Drive, is trashed every few weeks, Mr Brown said.

"All the glass was smashed again this week.

"It'd be good if they could replace it with something other than glass or get rid of the phone all together."

With the popularity of mobile phones, Mr Brown said the payphone was not needed.

However, a Telstra spokes- person yesterday said its removal was unlikely.

"I can confirm that Telstra is not currently considering the removal of this payphone.

"A review has recently been conducted (August) and it is not earmarked for removal."

The spokesperson said payphone removal was complex, with a number of issues and stakeholders to be considered.

"Excessive vandalism is often a trigger for review of a site, as would be a large shift in usage or external requests. …

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