Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

For Sale: One Dilapidated Highway .

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

For Sale: One Dilapidated Highway .

Article excerpt

AN endless array of products and services can be accessed online but never in the history of eBay has the Pacific Highway from Coffs Harbour to Kempsey been offered to the highest bidder.

The item's Cyfeatures' are listed as CyRenovator's dream, suit undertaker, hospital, smash repairer'.

Angered by the recent crashes at Warrell Creek and Ulmarra, and the hundreds before, the culprit behind the listing is local resident John O'Gorman who thought the gimmick would bring wider attention to this deadly local issue.

Mr O'Gorman, 50, was born and bred in Coffs Harbour and has finally had enough of the carnage.

C[pounds sterling]The problems with the highway have been going on for years, despite regular highway fatalities,C[yen] he said yesterday.

C[pounds sterling]Take the big bus smash at Clybucca in 1989, the road is still intact... or the bus and truck crash at Ulmarra around the same timeframe and that road is still intact too.

C[pounds sterling]It's madness. …

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