Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Time the Boys in Blue Saw Red

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Time the Boys in Blue Saw Red

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THIS inane prattle about hoons has perplexed me for years. As a long suffering resident of Mooloolaba Esplanade, I am continually assailed by the deafening racket of these fools. The most effective road safety device is a decibel meter. These noisy vehicles driven by testosterone-laden show-offs do not comply with the Australian Design Rules and as such should be dealt with accordingly. There appears to be reluctance on the part of the constabulary to deal with this issue properly.

ANDREW AND JENNIFER BARRY

Resident Managers

Northwind Apartments

Accountability needed

CONGRATULATIONS to Councillor Tim Dwyer for calling on Sunshine Coast Council to fully release all the documents leading to the recommendation to outsource the lifeguard service with his notice of motion to be considered at the next council meeting on September 20 (SCD, September 14). I was astonished to learn that the 2010 consultant's report which led to the dumping of our lifeguard service after nearly 50 years of loyal and faithful service to coast residents and visitors was not supplied to all councillors prior to them reaching such a monumental and important decision. I recently wrote to Mayor Jamieson and all the councillors in regard to this matter and also brought them to task over their lack of transparency in not releasing this report.

The majority of councillors responded, with some stating their reasons for supporting the motion to dump the lifeguard service. However, Mayor Jamieson's only response was to inform me to resend my correspondence to a generic Council email address marked for his attention. It seems he did not appreciate me writing to him at council via his direct email address.

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