Foreshore dumping ground plaguing Goughs Bay
A MAKESHIFT dumping ground for branches, clippings, cuttings and even used tyres is causing Goughs Bay locals headaches.
Locals say the site, which has become an eyesore, started to be used as a dumping ground for waste when the shire discarded landscaping scraps there last year.
All of a sudden, the pile started to grow, and was eventually lit on fire earlier this winter.
With tyres among the piled litter, Goughs Bay’s atmosphere turned foul.
“There was smoke everywhere, and I couldn’t tell what the dreadful smell was,” said local Goughs Bay resident Coral Guerin.
“And then I came down to the foreshore, and there were people sitting here with eskies.
“It was a huge pile.”
The mound, according to Ms Guerin, went up to six metres high.
Now, the pile is beginning to reform.
To prevent history repeating itself, Ms Guerin said council must step in to remove the waste, and place a sign to deter dumping.
“The rubbish is again collecting,” Ms Guerin said.
“We would like to see it removed, and a sign to go up that says ‘dumping prohibited’. “For this is not a tip. “It’s not very big now, but the point is we don’t want it go get any bigger, so let’s get a sign there.”
Ms Guerin says she hopes council will get onto it sooner rather than later.
“Hopefully they will come out quickly and remedy these problems before they get any worse.”
COUGHS BAY: A bonfire full of rubbish, including green waste and tyres, was lit in Goughs Bay earlier this year, and is an ongoing problem for locals.